Bakewell and District Probus Club

Forthcoming Talks

By video conferencing

Date Title Notes
2nd June 2020 The Future of the Residential University As a former pro vice-chancellor of Sheffield University, Club member Tony Crook will comment on how Covid-19 and other Government changes are threatening the funding of traditional universities; in particular, how well universities will cope with the likely huge drop in overseas students.
16th June 2020 Recognising and Rewarding Service It is topical that with calls in the media for NHS front line staff to be recognised, Club member Christopher Jewitt will give a brief overview of the Honours system.
7th July 2020 Annual Club Debate The motion will be ‘Our current House of Lords is unfit for the 21st century’ (to be proposed by John Robinson and opposed by Jonathan Wicksteed).

Speaker Finder Rota for 2020

7th January 2020 Richard Chaplin
21st January 2020 Roger Truscott
4th February 2020 Ken Watson
18th February 2020 Malcolm Cameron *
3rd March 2020 John Thurstan
17th March 2020 (Club debate)
7th April 2020 Alan Grant
21st April 2020 Christopher Jewitt
5th May 2020 David Wilbur *
19th May 2020 Jeff Marsh *
2nd June 2020 Stefan Andrejczuk *
16th June 2020 Ken Fleming
7th July 2020 John Gibson
21st July 2020 Don Naybour
4th August 2020 Jerry Rice
18th August 2020 Peter Coffey
1st September 2020 Michael Hall
15th September 2020 Neil Spaven
6th October 2020 Ray Smith
20th October 2020 Ron Marshall
3rd November 2020 John Robinson
17th November 2020 Don Mackenzie
1st December 2020 Andrew Lloyd

* Introducing guest speaker

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