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


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.
13th June Andy Ryans   ‘From idea to concert – how the Hallé works’   Andy is the Communications Director of the renowned Hallé Symphony Orchestra.  We will be taken behind the scenes of a concert, hearing about the whole of the planning process.  Andy’s aim is to demystify the classical music industry and he will welcome questions throughout his talk.
11th JulyAGM Derek Poulson ‘It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it’    Derek will give us his entertaining talk about regional dialects.



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.