Sometimes we are made aware of websites associated with those speakers, maybe their own website, or perhaps the website of the organisation on whose behalf they were talking, or a site dealing with the topics they covered.
It may be of general interest to be reminded of some of these links.
In March we had a talk by Simon Hall, one of the reporters appearing regularly for BBC South West. He has written a series of detective novels in his spare time. These go by the umbrella title of The TV Detective, and that is reflected in the title of his very comprehensive website: www.thetvdetective.com
In April, one of our own members, Dennis Dyson, gave a very enjoyable and evocative talk on what it was like to grow up in an agricultural and mining village in Yorkshire, Methley. Methley has an exceptionally informative website which can be found at http://www.methley-village.com/body_index.html
Later in April we had a talk by Dr Sam Bridgewater, the Nature Conservation Manager for Clinton Devon Estates. There are two websites of relevance to his talk, http://www.pebblebedheaths.org.uk for full information about the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, and http://www.clintondevon.com for information about the Clinton Devon Estates operation and their ongoing projects.
In June we had a thought-provoking talk by Professor John Bryant, an Emeritus Professor in Biosciences at Exeter University, on developments in genetic sciences and the ethical considerations they bring about. He features on many websites but the following three seem most relevant, giving information on his career, his publications, and his main areas of interest.
In July we had a presentation about the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, given by Neil Howe. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has a very informative website at:
August saw us learning about living conditions in Moldova courtesy of Hugh Scudder, who is a trustee of the charity Christian Response to Eastern Europe, whose object is to provide relief to disadvantaged and vulnerable people living in Eastern Europe. In practice the charity's main areas of work are Romania and Moldova. Their website is at