Royston Pike Lecture Series

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Royston Pike lectures programmed for the rest of the season (March and April) are cancelled. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

For further information, please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page. 

Now in its 45th year, the Royston Pike Lecture Series continues to attract audiences with its eclectic mix of subjects. Here is a summary of the remaining lectures in the programme:  

 *Event cancelled* Wednesday 25 March 2020 - 7.30pm 
Relationships: Everyone seems normal, until you get to know them by Maggs Latter

Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF
Maggs take a humorous and quirky look at relationships. Exploring whichever we choose, whether it is human,
an inanimate object, a strange hobby or a furry friend, relationships come in all forms. Investigating in a lighthearted
way, Maggs looks at how we behave towards and feel about the connection with our relationships and how it affects us and other people.
Maggs Latter is an arts consultant and speaker who has lived locally for over 30 years. She has been a drama teacher, an advisor for Surrey County Council, a youth worker and a founding member of the Barn Theatre Club.
She is a member of the 120 singers of the Elmbridge Choir and participates in all things theatrical. A former Arts Officer for Elmbridge Borough Council and former Head of Friends of the Riverhouse Arts Centre, Maggs is now a Trustee of the R C Sherriff Trust.

*Event cancelled*Thursday 23 April 2020
Mount Everest: The Longest Climb by Dominic Faulkner
Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF
In 2006, Dominic Faulkner led the British Everestmax expedition - the ultimate ascent of Mount Everest in a journey that lasted six months and has never been repeated. Starting at the earth’s lowest point on the shores of the Dead Sea, the team cycled and negotiated their way through eight countries and 8000km to reach the north side of Mount Everest. The climb took place against the backdrop of one of the worst years in the mountain’s history. Dominic’s account of their journey is richly illustrated with images and video footage.
Dom Faulkner is an educator, writer and explorer. He has travelled widely and loves nothing more than riding a mountain bike or paddling a canoe into the wilderness. He is the author of the Longest Climb, short listed for the
Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature.

Tickets are £3 per person, payable in cash and available at the door. No advance booking required.

Download the full 2019-2020 programme.

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