The Group

Currently we have just over 70 members. Meetings are arranged on a monthly basis with speakers talking on subjects of general and particularly local interest.

The administration of the group is carried out by a committee in  accordance with a written constitution. This includes arrangements for speakers, visits, research and other projects. seeking the views of the membership and setting up the general infrastructure.

This website will cover information from meetings etc and items from other research but this will take several weeks to complete. The categories menu enables rapid  selection of a particular subject.

Recent Purchase

Following difficulty in hearing of some members, we have recently purchased a PA system so that our speakers can always be heard

Ashmolean Museum Outing

Our trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to see the Last Supper in Pompeii exhibition was successful in all ways. The coach arrived early and enabled immediate boarding on a bitterly cold morning. The exhibition experience was summed up by Jane Bentley as follows:

Dr Paul Roberts gave us a splendid tour. He spoke with such passion and knowledge; I found his descriptions riveting. The exhibits took on a life of their own, set in the context of life in Pompeii, and I was intrigued to see how many objects we could recognise and use today. I’ve been to Pompeii a couple of times and love wandering through the back streets and out to the amphitheatre, but of course none of the objects are there, which made this such a special exhibition.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will hopefully be on the third Thursday in the month at 7.30pm in Bisley Village Hall. Sadly, due to COVID 19, this cannot be properly set up until safe to do so.


The full programme of meetings will be shown on the Events page as soon as possible.