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Our regular meetings resumed with our AGM, and are being held in Wisbech General Cemetery Chapel - click here for website and location

This events page will be updated with our forthcoming meetings being held either in-person or via Zoom.

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A Roman Soldier in Britain

Monday 01 November 2021

A Roman Soldier in Britain

Wisbech Society is pleased to announce that onnMONDAY 1st November 2021, at 7.30pm, it is holding the second in this winter’s series of talks
THE LECTURE WILL BE LIVE SO COME ALONG TO THE CHAPEL AT WISBECH GENERAL CEMETERY
Jed Jaggard, no stranger to Wisbech Society, returns with his LIVE presentation: THE ROMAN ARMY from INVASION to WITHDRAWAL
Jed will take you on a 350 year journey of the weaponry and equipment of a soldier of the Empire.
How did it evolve and why?
What did they carry in their kit bags and how?
All will be revealed as the barbarian hordes close in on the frontiers of Rome with artefacts and weapon handling in this Hands-on talk!
The doors open at 7pm.
Society Members and under eighteens are free and guests are very welcome at £3.00 each.

The Story of Flu

Monday 06 December 2021

The Story of Flu

Dr Eric Somerville will talk about the history of influenza and viruses in general, a topic that just may have some resonance with the events of the last year or so!  History informs science as well as vice versa!

Meeting in Wisbech General Cemetery Chapel

Oliver Cromwell’s first campaigns - ZOOM presentation

Monday 10 January 2022

Oliver Cromwell’s first campaigns - ZOOM presentation

Stuart Orme, the curator of the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, talked to us in March 2021 about Cromwell, the family man.  This time he tells us of Cromwell, the self-taught military man, basically “learning on the job”.

Meteorology and Storm Chasing - ZOOM presentation

Monday 07 February 2022

Meteorology and Storm Chasing - ZOOM presentation

Chris Bell, lecturer in meteorology at the University of East Anglia and occasional weather presenter for BBC Look East, will tell us of his work as a meteorologist. However, severe weather events are his passion, and he has chased storms across the great plains of his native USA. He promises plenty of pictures and videos!

Originally from the Houston, Texas he first came to the UK to study meteorology and climatology at the University of East Anglia as part of a study abroad program while attending Louisiana State University. He went on to complete a Master’s degree in Operational and Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. After spending three years in Mississippi, Chris and his wife, whom he met while at the UEA, decided to move back to England to start a family. They now have two children and and enjoy living in rural Norfolk.

Along with his role as Forecasting Director at Weatherquest, Chris is also a Lecturer of Meteorology at the University of East Anglia. He can also occasionally be seen as a weather presenter on BBC Look East, which he has done since 2010.

Chris has had a lifelong passion for meteorology and remembers wanting to be a “weatherman” from a very early age. He is also a storm chaser and has been on many trips to the Great Plains of the United States in search of severe storms and tornadoes. He has also experienced several hurricanes. Locally, Chris enjoys taking pictures of the sky and playing golf and baseball.

Reminiscences of a Royalty Protection Officer

Monday 07 March 2022

Reminiscences of a Royalty Protection Officer

David Reeve, MVO, MBE, served in the Norfolk Constabulary as a detective before commanding the Royalty Protection Department, based at Sandringham. Now retired, he gives informative and amusing talks for charity – with royal approval!

Meeting in Wisbech General Cemetery Chapel

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