Author and broadcaster Gervaise Phinn and the co-founder of a national charity aimed at improving patient care are among a selection of guest speakers booked to entertain and enlighten family, friends and residents of Fernhill House over the coming months.   

The free talks are open to the wider public and drinks and nibbles are offered for added appeal!   As well as helping set up Kissing it Better, which harnesses the specialist skills of local community groups to make a difference to patients, nurse Jill Fraser has written a comic novel about life in “muddle England.”   

She will be revealing the inspiration behind More tea less vicar at the talk which runs from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday July 13th.   Jill trained at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing at St Thomas' Hospital in London, was awarded a scholarship by The Kings Fund to work in America and for  the last 20 years she has presented health features for many TV and radio programmes including Woman’s Hour, Newsround and BBC Breakfast Time.   

Novelist and writer Prof Phinn, who is most well known for his autobiographical memoirs set in the Yorkshire Dales, will be recounting humorous tales of his life working in education when he visits on Thursday July 27th between 6 and 8pm.   Other speakers poised to grace the rather splendid interior of Fernhill House in Fernhill Heath over the coming months include Wimbledon reporter Garry Richardson, Rob Smith who twice overcame cancer and skied to both the North and South Poles, and former footballer and stadium design expert Paul Fletcher. 

To book any of these free events and find out about future talks, contact or call 01905 679300.   

* Jill Fraser is one of the line up of guest speakers at Fernhill House