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Brooklands Members Talks Archive

All talk events are currently cancelled due to the Coronavirus. We will be rescheduling many of those at a later date which will be announced on our events pages. Consequently, the programme has been severely affected for 2020.

We produce regular monthly talks and events for Members and others covering a variety of topics usually related to Brooklands Motoring or Aviation, but sometimes something completely different.

Other events feature high profile names from the worlds of motoring and motorcycling.

You can check the archive of our past speakers by clicking below.

At present our categories are;-

Classic Talks - held monthly, usually the third Thursday (but not always!)

Motoring Legends - Usually hosted by Journalist/ Commentator Simon Taylor and some are based on his "Lunch with...." series for Motorsport magazine plus occasional other hosts.

Motorcycle Legends - Ususally hosted by Steve Parrish and featuring current and past motorcycle racers.

Design Legends - Get behind the drawing board and meet F1 designers such as John Barnard and Steve Nichols.

Shows - Occasional shows, not necessarily Brooklands related, such as the gaghuose Comedy Club, Those Magnificent Men, The History Tellers and "Whaddya Know, We're in Love"

Lunch with...... - occasional Sunday lunches with speakers or art exhibitions

Reel to Reel - Friday showings of rare motoring films using vintage projection equipment for Club Level Members & Guests

Trad Jazz - Two session from the Brooklands All Stars per year for Club Level members and Guests

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21st January  Motorcycle Legends - Carl Fogarty Steve Parrish & Carl Fogarty Click here to view
31st January BOAC and the Golden Age of Flying Malcolm Turner Click here to view

13th February

5th March


The TSR2 Story (Project 240)

Eslpeth Beard around the World motorcyclist

Design & the Bristol Car (Zoom only)

Denis J Calvert

Elspeth Beard

John Hobbs

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21st January McLaren MP4/4 Simon Taylor, Steve Nicols, Matthew Jeffreys, Richard West

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31st January

14th February

21st February

24th February

7th March

4th April

11th April



9th May

31st May

6th June

14th June

27th June

8th July

17th July

18th July

1st August

12th September

19th September

22nd September

13th October

31st October

14th November

8th December



Kings of Speed Part II

Motorcycle Legends: Shakey Byrne

Operation Sea Lion

Family Event: Motor Racing Spies, The Dambusters

British Touring Cars 1958-2018

Phil Read MBE

Rob Walker Story



The Betty Haig Story

The Self Preservation Society

Send to Syracuse: Connaught Cars

Transatlantic Crossing: Alcock & Brown

The HWM Story

Steve & Charlie

Members AGM

Man on the Moon & More

Senna: 25 Years On

The Bugatti Trust

Transatlantic Crossing: Harrier XV741

Play: Those Magnificent Men (Alcock & Brown)

Electric Cars One Year On

Motorcycle Legends - Mick Grant

Maurice Hamilton's 40 Years of F1

David Tremayne - Stay Gold



Steve Cropley, Allan Winn, Don Wales, David Tremayne

Steve Parrish, Shane "Shakey" Byrne

Harry Sherrard

The History Tellers

Matt James and Alan Hyde

Phil Read

Rob Rennie



Roger Farmer

Matt field, Michael Deeley etc


Capt. Cyril Mannion

Simon Taylor & Steve Cropley

Steve Parrish & Charlie Cox

Committee & Tamalie Newbery

Harry Sherrard, Jenny Lockyer & Vern Griffiths

Simon Taylor & Richard Williams

Hugh Conway

Paul Griffiths

The Ornate Johnsons/ Foundry Group

Steve Cropley, Ben Fletcher, Will Nightingale, Tom Callow

Steve Parrish, Mick Grant

Maurice Hamilton, Harry Sherrard

David Tremayne, Steve Cropley


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18th JanuaryCrossrail
15th FebruaryThe Goodwood EstateHarrySherrard
25th FebruaryFamily Event: Rapping Up the Solar SystemJon Chase
15th MarchHersham & Walton MotorsGillian Goldsmith
19th MarchLast Flight Out (Play about Amy Johnson)Jenny Lockyer
23rd MarchSimon Taylor's Motoring Legends: David HobbsSimon Taylor/ David Hobbs
5th AprilAu Revoir Allan WinnSimon Taylor/ Allan Winn/ Andrew English/ Mike Bannister
12th AprilFlying a Wing SuitFraser Corsan
17th MayAdventure BikingAustin Vince
23rd MaySteve Parrish's Motorcycle Legends: Fast Freddie SpencerSteve Parrish/ Freddie Spencer
7th JuneAV Roe's First FlightsEric Verdon-Roe
18th JulyThe Royal FlightSqd Ldr Graham Laurie
26th July

4th September
Design Legends: John Barnard

Steve Parrish's Motorcycle Legends: Peter Hickman
Nick Skeems/ John Barnard

Steve Parrish/ Peter Hickman
13th SeptemberElectric VehiclesSteve Cropley/ Tom Callow/ Ben Fletcher
4th OctoberAston Martin UlsterStephen Archer
18th OctoberCobb, Campbell & the Kings of SpeedDon Wales/ Allan Winn/ Steve Cropley
11th November

3rd December
Preparing for Peace Commemoration Event

Battle of Britain: Making the Movie

Phil Holt


5th JanuaryThe ERA R4DJames"Mac" Hulbert
16th FebruarySmall Satellite TechnologyPatrick Wood
19th FebruaryBrooklands Remembers Capt Eric "Winkle" Brown
26th FebruaryFamily Event: Horrible ScienceNick Arnold
16th MarchSteve Parrish's Motorcycle Legends: John McGuinness & James WhithamSteve PArrish/ John McGuinness/ James Whitham
23rd MarchThe Hawker Siddeley HS121 TridentNeil Lomax
30th MarchInterviewing the InterviewerSteve Cropley/ Simon Taylor
20th AprilTaking Part: 30 Years of Motor SportHarry Sherrard
18th MayThe 1990 Benetton B190 F1 CarJohn Reaks
21st MaySisters in SpitfiresAlison Hill/ Helen Mills/ Melody Foreman
15th JuneThe VC10 & Royal FlightGp Capt Marcus Wills
13th JulyPrudence Fawcett & the 1938 Le MansCharles Trevelyan
17th AugustAlbert Ball RNClare Paul
14th SeptemberBrooklands and the Great WarImogen Middleton
21st SeptemberSimon Taylor's Motoring Legends: Howden GanleySimon Taylor/ Howden Ganley
12th OctoberControlling 911Phil Holt
19th OctoberStevve Parrish's Motorcycle Legends: Ian HutchinsonSteve Parrish/ Ian Hutchinson
2nd NovemberThe Hon. Mrs Victor BrucePaul Smiddy
3rd NovemberBTM Annual DinnerSteve Parrish
16th NovemberSilver City AirwaysPaul Ross
26th NovemberLunch With....John WhurrJohn Whurr
10th DecemberBTM Xmas LunchJim Munro
14th DecemberBloodhound SSCRon Ayres/ Ian Glover


19th JanuaryTheGreenwood Family and BrooklandsAlanGreenwood
16th FebruaryThe Man Who Saved JaguarSir John Egan
28th FebruaryFamily EventFran Scott
17th MarchGirl on a MotorcycleZoe Cano
19th AprilHybrid Air VehiclesDavid Stewart
9th MayAn Evening with...Brian RedmanBrian Redman/ Henry Hope-Frost
19th MayBA Concorde and 777 PilotJohn Tye
21st JuneRed Arrows: Behind the ScenesFlt Sgt Barry Ramsden
21st JulyThe Frank Whittle StoryIan Whittle
14th SeptemberSimon Taylor's Motoring Legends: Patrick TambayPatrick Tambay/ Simon Davies
20th SeptemberBeijing to Paris RallySir Gerald Acher
18th OctoberThe Donald Campbell StoryPhil Holt
24th OctoberHunt@40Simon Taylor/ Freddie Hunt
27th OctoberAn Evening With...David Richards CBEDavid Richards CBE
30th OctoberLunch With...Di SpiresDi Spires
25th NovemberBTM Annual DinnerTracey Curtis-Taylor
18th DecemberBTM Xmas Lunch


11th JanuaryJust Another DayAdamHart-Davies
15th JanuaryThe Definitive History of the Vickers WellingtonDr Steve Bond
15th FeburaryAn Evening With...Capt Eric Winkle BrownEric Winkle Brown
19th March55 Years of Flying FunWing Cmdr Clive Rustin
16th AprilThe Mike Hailwood StoryDavid Hailwood
14th MayMotoring Legends - John SurteesJohn Surtees & Simon Taylor
4th JuneThe Vic Derrington StoryStuart Derrington
11th JuneAn Evening With....Steve CropleySteve Cropley
16th JulySix Times World Champion Jim RedmanJim Redman MBE
17th SeptemberFast Women in MotorsportSarah Crofts
29th OctoberApollo 13, A Successful Failure?Phil Holt
19th NovemberFirst World War PilotsVernon Creek
20th NovemberBTM Annual DinnerSteve Cropley
7th DecemberAnother Evening With....Steve Parrish Steve Parrish
13th DecemberBTM Xmas LunchMatthew Alexander


12th JanuaryStanding on the Shoulders of GiantsDr Marty Jopson
16th JanuaryCargo Bandits, 40 years in AviationMalcolm Porter
20th FebruaryMcLaren at 50Neil Trundle
20th MarchHistory of the RaE FarnboroughGraham Rood
17th AprilThe Weymann StoryJohn Davies
22nd MayAn Evening With...Doug NyeDoug Nye
24th JulyThe Italian Job (2014 Mille Miglia)Angela Hume
21st AugustAn Evening With....Kate AdieKate Adie
18th SeptemberAn Evening With....John FarleyJohn Farley
23rd OctoberThe BRM StoryKarl Ludvigsen
7th NovemberBTM Annual DinnerProf Gordon Murray
20th NovemberBarbara CartlandIan McCorquodale
14th DecemberBTM Xmas LunchPhilip Strickland
18th DecemberLondon to Cape Town in a Boeing SteermanTracey Curtis-Taylor


17th JanuaryConcorde OperationsIan Smith
21st FebruaryGrandma Flew SpitfiresRichard Poad
21st MarchLondon to Cape Town RallyDavid Spurling
25th AprilBloodhound SSC Rocket powerDaniel Jubb
10th MayAn Evening With... Don WalesDon Wales
16th MayTriumph to ProdriveJackie Irwin
17th OctoberFamily Favourites - The Story of Forces BroadcastingAlan Grace
15th NovemberBTM Annual DinnerNorman Dewis
21st NovemberThe Hon Mrs Victor Bruce, Queen of SpeedCarey Chapman
3rd DecemberAn Evening With...Steve ParrishSteve Parrish
15th DecemberBTM Xmas LunchMatthew Alexander


19th JanuaryThe Birth of BrooklandsRoger Bird
16th FebruaryThe R101 RevisitedPeter Davison
15th MarchWeybridge Male Voice Choir
19th AprilGeorge Barnes, Motorcyclist & AviatorDavid Snow
17th MayPhantom of the RhurRon Clark
18th OctoberRamblings of a Racing ManNeil Trundle
15th November100 Years of the BARCGareth Rogers
16th NovemberBTM Annual DinnerNeville Hay
16th DecemberBTM Xmas LunchAlan Simmons


20th JanuaryBrooklands RediscoveredJulian Temple
17th FebruaryBloodhound SSC & Speed RecordsAndy Green
17th MarchThe Story of JaguarPeter Leake
14th AprilTT to the BoardroomColin Seeley
19th MayBattle of BritainDavid Keen


21st January

18th February

18th March

15th April

20th May

17th June

26th June

10th October

21st October

18th November

19th November

19th December
From Brooklands to Africa: The search for the Locke Kings

Motoring and Aviation Art

The Inca Trail

Four Years Plotting

Viscount Whiskey Foxtrot


Fete Champetre with the Vyners Swing Band

The Bloodhound Project

41 Years in Formula One

The Magic of Concorde

BTM Annual Dinner with Sir Stirling Moss

BTM Chirstmas Lunch
John Pulford

Richard Wheatland

Ted and Julie Howles

Helen Mills

Romer Adams

Richard Noble

Neil Trundle

Mike Bannister

Don Wales