Jan 27 - SYDNEY CULLIS: “Simon's Town – a Gateway to Antarctica”
The official opening of the Antarctic Display in the Museum, and including Reginald Koettlitz, senior medical officer on Scott's Discovery expedition, who died in Cradock on 10 January 1916.
Feb 24 - 'DUMPS' WILLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE: DAVID ERICKSON - “The Aerial Ropeway Revisited” Recent research revealed substantial new information, the fascinating aspects of which will be explained, with illustrations.
March 30 - AUDREY READ: “Highgrove” An illustrated visit to Prince Charles' country home and gardens.
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April 20 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SIMON'S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Drinks and snacks will be served after the meeting.
No admission charge.
May 25 - ISABELLE ANSORGE: “Oceanography – 50 Shades of Blue”
Isabelle shares some of the research from her voyages.
June 29 - JENNY CULLINAN: “Amazing Bees” Jenny lives in Simon's Town and uses her art to raise awareness about bees and the environment.
July 27 - UTE SEEMANN: “The Arabian Princess who eloped with a German merchant” Ute recounts the romantic story of the Sultan of Zanzibar's sister who eloped in the 19th century.
Aug 31 - GABRIEL ATHIROS: “1922” The owner of Historical Media which publishes the Cape Odyssey shares his enigmatic background.
Sept 28 - LEON STEYN: “The Transformation Display at the SA Naval Museum” The displays include the men of various races who served in the Naval Dockyard, those who served in the SAN prior to 1994 and the transformation of the SA Navy post 1994.
Oct 26 - NIGEL FOX: “The Machine Guns of Mushroom Valley” Nigel's Powerpoint presentation relates how crucial the Battle of Mushroom Valley was in the Rebellion and how it could have affected the course of WW1.
Nov 30 - DAVID ERICKSON: “The Dockyard Clock – Revitalised for another 200 years” Excessive wear on critical parts necessitated the clock's stoppage in 2013 but a comprehensive overhaul is planned to revitalise this historical timepiece to commemorate its 200th birthday.