A very big thank you to all of you in the community who joined as members of the Lecture Society and those who came as visitors to support each of our talks. You can read our Annual Report and Accounts for 2024 HERE

After initial concerns of a post covid membership drop, we promoted our series of TEN TALKS with a free meeting in August. Approaching 50 new people joined to become members and much interest was shown. This resulted in a successful season, with informative subjects, intrigue and humour in equal doses. Now in our 116th year we are having another free promotional evening at the Victoria Hall on Tuesday 20th August 2024. We will have an interesting speaker and informal tables laid out in a ‘cabaret’ style while free drinks will be on offer to encourage conversation. A great chance to sign up for the season too.

Our aim with TEN TALKS is to be an organisation offering a varied range of subjects for as wide an audience as possible to enjoy. We want you to be entertained, intellectually stimulated and well informed. Inevitably some speakers will capture your imagination more than others, but you never know what surprises await you.

During the 2023/24 season, Richard Kay’s talk on the History of the Musicals was a great highlight with singing from a range of musicals. Likewise, Paula Cornwall was a car driver from the 1920s, driving down the length of the UK and on across Europe.

Our new season will begin with the Cumbrian Film Archive, back by popular demand, introducing their century of vintage films to us, with as much local material as possible. Please keep an eye on this website for updates. In the meantime SAVE THE DATES:

October 15 ….. October 29 ….. November 12 ….. November 26 ….. December 10

January 21 ….. February 04 ….. February 18 ….. March 04 ….. March 18

Please urge your friends to come and join us in August and sign up for the next winter season. The price of membership remains the same at £46.

We are always planning ahead, so please email us if you know of a good speaker who you think would fit with our aims: We are keen to explore your ideas.

Wishing you a happy summer, and a big thank you to our committee of trustees who have put so much of their own time into making Grange Lecture Society a great success.

Richard Hincliffe, Programme Secretary.