Thursday Talks

Thursday Talks on Zoom

30 - 40 minute talks on different, interesting topics, taking place once or twice a month


Thursday 16 September at 2pm 

The Loughborough Bell Foundry – John Taylor & Co, Founders of the World’s Finest Bells

Learn more as we are guided through the history of this amazing local company.

John Taylor & Co. continues a line of bell founding which has been unbroken since the middle of the 14th Century, when Johannes de Stafford was active only 10 miles from the site of the present foundry.

From 1784 the business was operated by members of the Taylor family, and in 1839 it moved to Loughborough as a condition of a contract to recast the Parish Church bells. The Foundry was moved to its present site in Loughborough in 1859, and is now proud to operate the largest bell foundry in the world.

Centuries of experience, together with up to the minute advances in technology, has put Taylors at the forefront in the design and manufacture of bells, their fittings and frameworks. We produce single bells, peals of bells, chimes and carillons, together with sets of musical handbells and other small bells for customers worldwide.  What we do | John Taylor & Co (

Their museum and foundry works in Loughborough are periodically open for pre-bookable visits/tours - Visit the Bellfoundry Today | Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust


Thursday 14 October at 2pm 

The Stroke Association – Prevention and Awareness

Join us for this very useful and informative talk by The Stroke Association, with useful information to help us become more aware about stroke and some guidance on prevention and support.

100,000 people have strokes a year. Stroke strikes every five minutes. There are 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK.

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An email containing a Zoom link to join the talks will be emailed out on the Wednesday before the talk date, for those registered with Hospice Hope as service users, carers, volunteers or staff.

For more information or to book a place please contact:

Catherine Johnson, Online Groups Coordinator

Tel:  07511 324 968