Public Talks

A program of talks open to the public is being arranged to complement our objective of preserving and protecting the South Downs National Park. Our aim is to update our members and supporters of our campaigns and activities.

A talk by “The Bald Explorer” at Worthing Town Hall

Friday 1st February 2019 – 7-9pm

Cost – £10 per person (includes a glass of wine & nibbles)

The Bald Explorer takes his small portable video camera and explores the Sussex countryside, especially around and over the glorious South Downs seeking out curiosities, myths and legends, as well as showing off the beautiful landscape, nature and heritage. His daily ten minute videos feature on Youtube and Facebook and give his growing audience a taste of Sussex and the surrounding counties. Churches feature prominently, as well as castles, grand houses and other historically important buildings, but also villages and their rural ways of life.

Richard Vobes, a Worthing man, is the Bald Explorer and his lively talk is based on his experiences filming in the Sussex countryside, his meanderings over the chalky South Downs.

A very entertaining speaker!


A talk by Peter Owen Jones at Pulborough Village Hall

Thursday 4th April 2019 – 7-9pm

Cost – £10 per person (includes a glass of wine & nibbles)

Peter Owen Jones

Peter Owen Jones is a maverick 21st century priest, ecological thinker and champion of ethics who, is an English Anglican priest, author and television presenter,well known from his BBC South programme on the South Downs called ‘In Search of England’s Green and Pleasant Land’.

He will be talking to us about his work, the filming of this documentary and the other fascinating stories that ended up on the cutting room floor, all infused with his love of the South Downs and the British countryside.