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  • Current Affairs

    CURRENT AFFAIRS

    This group looks in depth at current issues, ranging from local to national and international issues.  Last year’s topics included Whither Democracy ?, The Future Funding of the BBC, Lessons from the 1975 Referendum, and the Budget.  A member (or occasionally two working together) prepares a talk and  leads the discussion on a topic, and the other members then join in, using, where appropriate, their own varied experiences.

     

    Contact :   Jill Griffiths

    Meetings :   Monday,   3rd,   10.00 - 12.00

     

  • Europe Today

    EUROPE TODAY

    We study the lifestyles and culture of European states. Each session, we choose one subject to which all members contribute. In 2014/15, we shall be making a study of schooling systems throughout Europe. At other meetings talks are led by members. This results in vigorous discussion about the issues raised. Our objective is to relate other national practices and attitudes to those found in the UK. The group meets October to May.

     

    Contact:  John Harris

    Meetings :   Friday,   2nd,   10.00 - 12.00

     

  • Migration of People

    MIGRATION OF PEOPLE

    This group commenced in January 2014 and is now established. Individuals make a study for a discussion in the group choosing a migration of people from any period in history of a family or tribe, religious sect or a race who migrated for reasons of persecution, economic, religious etc.

    Migration 300

    Contact :   Linda Alleeson

    Meetings :   Tuesday,  3rd,   2.00 - 4.00

  • Philosophy

    PHILOSOPHY

    During the coming year the group will be looking at Karl Popper’s book, The Open Society

    Philosophy 300

    Contact :   David Milman

    Meetings :   Tuesday,   1st,   10 - 12

  • Psychology

    PSYCHOLOGY

    We are a friendly and informal learning group and cover a wide and eclectic range of psychology-related topics in our meetings.  We draw on the interests of members for our topics and will develop an approach which is based on member participation and discussion.

    Our main aim is the exploration of psychological ideas as they apply to our everyday lives - and to enjoy ourselves in the process.  If you would like any other information about our group please email us.

     

    Contact :   Indeg Robinson

    Meetings :   Friday,   3rd,   2.00 - 4.00

     

  • Stockmarket Discussion

    STOCKMARKET DISCUSSION

    If you want to learn about stocks and shares with little financial commitment, then come and join us.  We take a light-hearted approach to the subject.  Members choose one or two stocks, keep them for two months maximum, then change.  A small sum goes into the kitty, then the member with the largest virtual profit in 9 months wins the kitty.

    Stockmarket 300

    Contact :     Vera Rathmell

    Meetings :   Wednesdays,   3rd,   2 - 4

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