Our exciting series of autumn talks, already postponed from the spring by the coronavirus crisis, has now been moved back to next year.
Although the Trust delayed the decision for as long as possible, it has now come to the conclusion that the sensible decision is to delay the talks in order to protect the speakers, staff and volunteers and potential attendees.
The Trust’s talks have proved popular in the past and organiser Andy Simpson was confident that the speakers lined up for the next series would have attracted a healthy audience. With social distancing in place, numbers in the Geoffrey Page Centre – already limited by the size of the venue – would have been even more restricted.
“All the speakers have been informed and agree that it would be better to give their talks at a later date when we will be able to invite a bigger audience,” said Andy. “This decision is also the sensible one from a health perspective. We are delighted that we have been able to re-open The Wing but we have only done so after introducing all the necessary precautions to keep visitors, staff and volunteers safe. That remains our number one priority.
“We hope to reschedule the talks for spring 2021 and will publicise the dates as soon as they have been agreed.”