Wambrook Parish Church

The Wambrook Lectures have been held regularly with  few exceptions since 2007. They are listed here in date order from  commencement.

Previous Fundraising Lectures




31st October 2007

Peter Lankester


28th November 2007

John Bowman

Climate Change.

30th January 2008

Peter Speke

Speke of the Nile.

27th February 2008

Rosamund Forester

Tower of London.

26th March 2008

Quentin Hicks

Basra Streets, A Soldiers view.

30th April 2008

Edwin Atkinson

Influence of West Country Admirals on History.

28th May 2008

Derek Stevens

Local Life in WW2.

24th September 2008

Stephen O’Malley

Judge Jeffery's and the Bloody Assizes.

22nd October 2008

Michael Mussell

The Culture of the Cut. Life and Work on England’s Canals.

26th November 2008

Stanley Blackmore


28th January 2009

Peter Barbor

Childhood Cancer and Barretstown Castle.

24th February 2009

Lyster Denny

Beyond Endurance.

25th March 2009

Elizabeth Rutter

Himalayan Recollections.

22nd April 2009

Nicholas Courtenay

Admiral Beaufort

27th May 2009

Petronella Dittmer

Harpsichord Recital.

24th June 2009

Mary Perry

The Prince’s Trust.

30th September 2009

Peter Glanville


28th October 2009

Hugh May

Bewley Down’s Wartime Secret.

25th November 2009

James Crowden

Cider and Poetry.

27th January 2010

David Savill

Cricket St Thomas

24th February 2010

Tim Phillips

Seaside Piers

31st March 2010

Claude Rutter

The Cistercians and Forde Abbey

24th April 2010

Mike Barritt

The Admiralty’s Artist.

30th June 2010

Gavin Pretor Pinney


22nd September 2010

Malcolm Welshman

It’s a Vet’s Life.

27th October 2010

Hugh Rose

The Ghurkhas

26th November 2010

Hugh May

Bewley Down’s Secret War.

26th January 2011

Mark Hambery

Travelling with Admirals.

23rd February 2011

Robert Shearer

Palestine/Israel Reframing the Conflict.

30th March 2011

Barry Woodhouse

Sailing through Russia.

29th June 2011

John Allen

Understanding Wambrook  Church.

26th October 2011

Edwin Atkinson

The History of Gin.

30th November 2011

Miranda Allhusen

Glorious Gardens Yellow Book Devon.

25th January 2012

Michael Stocks

Carluccios Wines.

29th February 2012

Robert Fovargue

Cherry Trees.

28th March 2012

Peter Down

An C18 Physician. William Cumming.

25th April 2012

Alex Morrice

Climate Change, Gardening and Bees.

30th May 2012

Angela Naunton Davies

The Lopen Roman Mosaics.

29th September 2012

Peter Clark

Syria Today.

28th November 2012

Max Rendall


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