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About Sally Perry

Sally Perry


Contact: sally@onthewight.com

Sally Perry is co-owner, reporter and editor at Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight.

The publication has built up a large and trusting audience, not only on the Island, but also around the world, helping IW ex-pats stay in touch with Island news.

Sally has been recognised nationally for her in-depth coverage of the three-week occupation of a factory by workers. As Journalism.co.uk commented at the time, “[they} gave the national and local media a run for its money with its comprehensive coverage of the industrial dispute".

She’s also been awarded for her dogged persistence in highlighting the plight of landlocked Ventnor Undercliff residents following a major landslide (over 200 articles in four+ years).

As well as covering local democracy and holding those in power to account for their decisions, OnTheWight is a champion of The Arts, regularly celebrating the creative talents of Islanders.

Dr Robin Wilson on ‘Monitoring the environment from space’

Dr Robin Wilson is a freelance academic and data scientist with a PhD in satellite imaging and complex systems simulation.  

On Monday 10th February at 7pm he will be talking about ‘Monitoring the environment from space’

“Hundreds of satellites orbit the Earth every day, collecting data that is used for monitoring almost all aspects of the environment.

“This talk will introduce to you the world of satellite imaging, take you beyond the ‘pretty pictures’ to the scientific data behind them, and show you how the data can be applied to monitor plant growth, air pollution and more.”

The Regency Suite is above the Conservative Club in Shanklin in Palmerston Road just off the High Street.

The nearest car parks are in Landguard Road and Orchardleigh Road, both only two or three minutes walk to the Conservative Club. Parking is free after 6pm.

As we have to pay a rent for the facilities, we have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.

Professor Adam Amara on ‘”Exoplanets”

Professor Adam Amara from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at Portsmouth will be talking about Dark Energy on Monday 20th January 2020 from 7pm

The subject has grown exponentially in the last three decades with thousands  of solar systems now known.

Besides the obvious desire to find another earth-like planet, the discoveries have raised many intriguing questions – such as why do many of the solar systems appear to have large gaseous planets near their suns.

Come and find out about the latest developments in this field of science.


The Regency Suite is above the Conservative Club in Shanklin in Palmerston Road just off the High Street.

The nearest car parks are in Landguard Road and Orchardleigh Road, both only two or three minutes walk to the Conservative Club. Parking is free after 6pm.

As we have to pay a rent for the facilities, we have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.

Professor Adam Amara on Dark Energy

On Monday 23rd September from 7pm at Shanklin Conservative Club, Professor Adam Amara from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at Portsmouth will be talking about Dark Energy.

The Institute has been part of a three year project studying Dark Energy. Matter made up of atoms and smaller particles makes up only 4% of the Universe. Where is all the other matter? Come and find out more about our puzzling Universe.

Where and when
The Regency Suite is above the Conservative Club in Shanklin in Palmerston Road just off the High Street.

The nearest car parks are in Landguard Road and Orchardleigh Road, both only two or three minutes walk to the Conservative Club. Parking is free after 6pm.

As we have to pay a rent for the facilities, we have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.

model of the mary rose

Conservation and Preservation of the Tudor Warship the Mary Rose: Professor Schofield

The next speaker (8th April) is Professor Eleanor Schofield, Head of Conservation and Collections care at the Mary Rose Trust, where she has been in charge since 2012. She studied at Imperial College London in Material Sciences and is currently an Honorary Professor at Kent University.

The title of her talk will be ‘Conservation and Preservation of the Tudor Warship the Mary Rose’.

Where and when
The talk takes place on Monday 8th April starting at 7pm at The Regency Suite – above the Conservative Club in Shanklin in Palmerston Road, just off the High Street.

The nearest car parks are in Landguard Road and Orchardleigh Road, both only two or three minutes walk to the Conservative Club. Parking is free after 6pm.

As we have to pay a rent for the facilities, we have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.

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