Henley Rotary

Speaker Series

talks by interesting speakers

open to the public

delivered over Zoom

Join one of our free sessions and hear someone talking

on a topic relevant to Henley-on-Thames.

If the date's coming up, book now to secure your place.

If you've missed the date - watch the video.

Henley Women's Regatta

A talk by  Miriam Luke

 the regatta’s deputy chair and a silver medallist for Team GB at the 2000 Olympics. She will speak about the event and the rise of women’s rowing.

Tuesday May 17th 6.30pm

Dr Alexander Hudson, Democracy Assessment Specialist at Sweden-based International IDEA, a group that tracks trends in democracy, covered his group’s latest “Global State of Democracy Report”

How has COVID impacted democracy across the world?

February 15th 2022


A talk by David Obura a leading environmental scientist and advisor to the UN on biodiversity.

Held on September 28th 2021

Expeditionary Diplomacy -

Our Men and Women in Dangerous Places

A talk by Peter Millett

former UK ambassador/high commissioner to Libya, Jordan and Cyprus, whose other postings included  Qatar, Greece and Venezuela

Tuesday Feb 16th 6.30pm

The Royal British Legion: the first 100 years

A talk by David Lees

about the origins of the Legion, its development, what it does, its fund raising and where the money goes.

The future of doctor-patient relationships after COVID

A talk by Doctor Philip Unwin about the impact thecrisis has had on GP services and how this might continue in the future.

Nomad Food Bank Presentation

A talk by Tim Prior of Nomad about the work they are doing to support people in Henley .

Crisis? What Crisis?

Housing and Henley  after COVID andBrexit

A talk by Matthew Davis, founder of Davis Tate, about the changing housing market in the Henley area and the impact of the recent crisis.

What are they doing to

our poor Thames?

Jo Robb

Thames Champion, South Oxfordshire District Council
Ashley Smith
Windrush Against Sewage Pollution

15th March 2022

Where does your food waste go?

Did you know that those little green food waste bins we put out each week provide power for homes and nutrients for plants?

Debra Barnacle of Severn Trent Green Power explained all at the  webinar on Tuesday, November 30th 2021

What happens to non-recycling waste?

A talk by Jessica Baker-Pike from the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility that processes the waste for the South Oxfordshire district. Find out how they generate electicity to power 60,000 homes.

Held onTuesday March23rd 6.30pm

Can the High Street Protect the Planet?

A talk by Mike Barry 

a renowned environmental specialist who spent 19 years heading up Marks & Spencer’s sustainability work

Recovering from the Beirut explosion

A talk by Habib Saba

President of the Rotary Club

of Beirut Cosmopolitan.

Racing to a sustainable future

A talk by Mark Preston who is the Team Principle of the DS Techeetah winning Formula E team.

End Plastic Soup

A talk by Gert-Jan van Demmelen from the Rotary Clubs of Amsterdam about their campaign to eliminte plastic waste.

Waste, Recycling and What Happens to Your Waste 

A talk by Jessica Beare ,

Waste and Recycling Officer

for South Oxfordshire.