'The Times They Are A Changing' ⏰

"Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back." Harvey Mackay


After welcome and introductions, ask members some of the following questions to start off the discussion.

- Is the saying 'Time Flies' an accurate reflection on life?

- Does the passing of time speed up as you grow older? Why do you think that might be?

- What was the happiest time of your life?

- What are some of the good things about being older?


Next, complete these idioms together, by way of a shout out ...

A stitch in time saves NINE

Having a whale of a TIME

Too much time on your HANDS

Works like CLOCKWORK

Time waits for no MAN

In the blink of an EYE

Once in a blue MOON

At the eleventh HOUR

The crack of DAWN

Counting down until MIDNIGHT

In the nick of TIME

Better late than NEVER

Against the CLOCK

Third time LUCKY

In the long RUN

In one fail SWOOP

I wasn't born YESTERDAY

How time FLIES


Round 1. Times & Dates

1. At what time and on what date do the clocks go forward (BST)?

And backward (GMT)?

2. When is the longest day (Summer Solstice)?

And shortest day (Winter Solstice)?

3. Name the four seasons?

How many months of the year have 28 days?

(Anyone remember the rhyme?)

4. Name the four UK & Ireland patron saints?

What date is yours?

5. How many bank holidays are there in 2022?

List them?

6. When was the last total eclipse of the sun in the UK?

Anyone chance a guess at the next one?

7. When is 'Armistice Day' remembered?

How long is the silence after the 'Last Post'?

8. What date and time is the 'Queen's Speech'?

9. On what date was 'The Coronation'?

So what is the anniversary that will be celebrated in 2022?

10. What is the celebration going on in this photograph?

Which landmark is seen?

11. Which sporting event is taking place in Birmingham in summer 2022 (28 Jul-8 Aug)?



SINGALONG with the lyrics video

12. Complete the titles of some of his other hit songs:

- 'Blowin' In *** ****'

- 'Like A ******* ****'

- 'Knockin' On ******* ****'

- 'Lay **** ***'


Round 2. Art & Literature

13. Name this 1951 sci-fi movie?

Can anyone think of the robot's name?

14. Name this 1960 sci fi movie?

Who wrote the book?

15. Who wrote this book?

What number was the dreaded room?

16. Name this 1956 movie?

What are the names of the two main characters pictured here?

17. Name this American 1960-70s sci-fi TV series?

18. Name this 1985 sci-fi movie?

Name the two characters pictured here?

19. Name the lead actor in this 1974 movie?

Can you name the flying dinosaur (top right) and the dinosaur in the water?

20. Name this time travel machine?

21. How many of these 'Dr Who' actors can you name?

22. Name this 2008 movie?

Who, pictured, starred in the movie?

23. Can you name this 1993 movie?

Who, pictured, starred in it?

24. Can you name this 1990s TV comedy series?

And the lead actor in the middle?



25. Complete her other hit song titles:

- 'Girls Just **** ** **** ***'

- 'True *******'

- 'I Drove *** *****'

Round 3. Clocks

An easier round. Just name the clock ...