Harrogate Forum
The Forum.

Where we meet.

2020/21 Programme.

Meeting Reports.

Social Events.

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About Us

We meet each Thursday morning during the winter months from October to the end of April.

You can see more details about St. Paul’s Church Hall and nearby parking areas on the “Where We Meet” page.


Our members start to gather from about 9.30am when coffee or tea and biscuits are served and the meeting starts at 10.15am. After a short introduction by our Chairman and any business matters, a wide range of speakers then present talks on a variety of topics. You can see the list of talks for the 2019/20 season on the “Programme” page. Meetings close at 11.30am.

Our current annual subscription is £7.00 for the full season, £4.00 for the January-April meetings. In addition, we pay £3.00 for each attended meeting which helps to offset the cost of refreshments and room hire.

We also enjoy other social events such as visits to interesting and unusual venues and we have Christmas and end-of- season lunches that are very popular with our members and their guests.  


The Chairman is elected annually and this season our Chairman is Chris McDevitt.

He can be contacted at:  07810 022444  Email: chrismcd3@yahoo.co.uk

Talks are booked by our Speaker Secretary, Roger Lynn, who can be contacted at 01423 561378 or on email at: r.h.lynn@btinternet.com.

You can also contact our Secretary, Mel Reid, on 01423528194  Email: melville@btconnect.com

Following the Government’s recent advise on group meetings, and as a safeguard for our members, our Committee has now decided that we will not be holding meetings until January 2021 at the earliest and it will then  depend on the situation at the time.  


From next season onwards the Harrogate Forum will be open to lady-members.


Meanwhile, to give you an idea of the range of speakers we offer, next season’s programme is on the “Programme” page although (as above), meetings prior to January 2021 will NOT take place.