Members’ Meetings

Members’ Meetings – Open to all

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess Street, at 2.15 pm– unless otherwise stated.  All welcome – no charge for non-members.   Refreshments available after the talk at a small charge.


Programme 2018 Speaker


14th February Ray Perry ‘Rudyard Lake past and present’     Ray Perry is the Chairman of the Rudyard Lake the Rudyard Lake Trust.  His talk will cover the past 220 years of the history of the reservoir from 1797 and also include information about and rarely seen video footage of the North Staffs railway which ran along the side of the lake.   He will also talk about the improvements made since the formation of the Rudyard Lake Trust in 1996.
14th March Richard Marshall ‘Why Leaders Fail – exploring the dark side of leadership’  Richard Marshall is an Executive Coach with a background in Human Resources.  He will explain why as many as two thirds of the people currently in leadership positions will fail as well as giving us some details regarding his own business background.
11th April Brian Healey ‘When Cotton was King’   Brian Healey is a professional artist and lecturer on art history.  On this occasion he will speak about the architectural legacy of 19th Century Manchester. The industrial growth in Manchester based on cotton led to many new commercial and civic buildings which were built in many different styles which this talk will explore.
 9th May  Professor Joe Cann  ’60 years of research on the mid-ocean ridges’    Professor Cann will talk about his career as an oceanographer and the findings and experience of his 60 years of research on the mid-ocean ridges – what we knew about them 60 years ago to what we know now.



For reviews of talks at several recent Members’ Meetings, use this link



Just to remind members attending general meetings who are hard of hearing that a loop system is in place at Knutsford Methodist Church.  This is activated when the sound system is in use and hearing aids should be switched to the ‘T’ position.  Please contact the Technical Team if you experience any problems.