Thatcham Historical Society

Myths and Legends of China (TBC)

Speaker(s): 
Martin Farr
Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Nabobs of Berkshire

Speaker(s): 
Clive Williams
Date: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Social & Quiz (45th anniversary of THS)

Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Speaker(s): 
Anni Byard
Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

50 Years in Space

Richard Fleet talking to guests
Speaker(s): 
Richard Fleet
Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

A large audience gathered tonight, 18th October, to listen to Richard Fleet’s talk “50 years in space.” Richard showed some examples, from the 1940’s onwards, of what we though space may be like, some now seem quite strange, others were clearly very optimistic. Some of the early spacecraft were shown including Vanguard and Sputnik. The race to put a man in space was won by the Russians when Yuri Gagarin entered orbit in 1961. The race to get to the moon was then on!