The Treasury Team – November ramblings

The ‘Year 2018 Diaries Selling Like Hot Cakes’ department is still open, but stocks are leaning towards the thin side!  Make contact with Margaret or David without delay so as to ensure your 2018 diary purchase has dodged the last-minute rush.  Shop NOW to avoid disappointment!!!  The price is £2.50 per diary.  For those members […]

Music Appreciation (Friday)

After a short Choral version of Goethe’s ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ by Beethoven, we launched into our review of music by Mendelssohn with his Overture based on the same two poems.  This was followed by his first Piano Concerto in G Minor, a piece less familiar to the group.  Our morning continued with the […]

Walking (All Day) – November meeting

The next walk, which will be led by Frank and Linda Carruthers, will be on 30th November starting at 10am from Samuel Pepys pub car park in the hamlet of Slipton.  This is the first of our winter walks and will be followed by lunch, therefore please meet by 9.45am so we can pre-order.  We […]

Family History – November meeting

The Family History group has a guest speaker for its meeting on 16th November.  Dr Kim Price from the University of Liverpool will present a talk entitled ‘Sink or swim; British professions and their families, 1750-1950’.  It is the result of a 3-year study on the emergence of professions as a social group in the […]

Italian (Beginners)

We are still learning how to use public transport and to get around and now we have five new members to swell our ranks.  We are still revising bit by bit and also tackling the ‘definite article’ and prepositions which is particularly difficult, but, as we keep telling ourselves, learning a language is good for the […]

Our Trip to Germany

One weekend in September four members of the German Improvers group boarded a train in Market Harborough bound for a few days in Cologne (Köln).  Leaving at 1015am, we arrived in Cologne at 1930pm in the pouring rain, having changed at London and Brussels on the way.  Fortunately, the rain stopped, and we had dry, […]

A Message from our Chairman

The evenings may be drawing in and the weather not very welcoming but I am happy to say that the sun is continuing to shine over SLU3A.  The reason for my optimism being that many of you, the members, have expressed your support for our association and your determination that it should continue to be […]

Book Club – October meeting

‘Innocent’ by Scott Turow. Rusty Sabich, a lawyer, is accused of murdering his wife.  This novel got the thumbs down from everyone.  We agreed that the writing was turgid, the plot tedious and convoluted, the characters were two-dimensional, and we found difficulties in understanding the legal jargon of the American Court.  Even the ending was […]

Society Today – October meeting

The subject was ‘The right to privacy’ – a matter of growing concern in our times. The Press has long exploited any notable failings it can unearth in social behaviour.  Nowadays it has fresh ‘friends’: TV, radio and Facebook etc, which extend the scope for intrusive prying.  There is, of course, commercial exploitation of personal […]

Walking (Strollers) – December meeting

Thank you, Gill for the walk from Tur Langton, the weather was very kind, the scenery stunning, and the tearoom was a very nice venue.  We meet for our Christmas meal on Friday, 8th December, at The Stag at Maidwell (on the A508 towards Northampton) at 12 for 12.30 pm.  If you haven’t seen the […]