Language teachers may soon be out of a job if a new device takes off.  The Pilot will involve speech recognition, machine translation and voice synthesis, using Bluetooth technology to send conversations from your smartphone to the earpiece.  French, Spanish, Italian and English will be followed by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi and Arabic in the […]

Art History – August & September meetings

The Art History group will meet at 10am on Monday, 1st August, in the Bowden Room at the Congregational Church.  This time we will be continuing with Alan Yentob’s DVD on Leonardo da Vinci, followed by discussion. At our meeting at 10am on Monday, September 5th, we will show a DVD on Baroque Artists followed […]

Local History – July meeting

On Tuesday, 19th July, forty-three members of the Local History Group came together, on what was arguably the hottest afternoon of the year, to hear a talk given on the Arts and Crafts movement in the East Midlands by Will Gilding (of Gildings Auctioneers).  This illustrated talk captured everyone’s imagination as we were guided through […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 3) – July meeting

Sunday, 17th July, saw eight members of Group 3 of the Sunday Lunch Groups meet at The Oathill pub in Market Harborough for their lunch.  Despite the depleted number, the conversation flowed effortlessly whilst our members enjoyed very good food.  However, the lunch was slightly marred by the inordinate wait for this food which was […]

Sunday Lunch

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 2) – July meeting

On Sunday, 3rd July, a smaller than usual number of Group 2 of the Sunday Lunch Groups met at the Langton Inn on the outskirts of Market Harborough.  This is the first time we have been here for a Sunday lunch and we were pleasantly surprised by the delicious carvery served at such a very […]

Bridge (Tuesday) – July & August meetings

We meet at the Evangelical Church in Bath Street, Market Harborough at 10am and play progressive rubber bridge for two hours, except on the first Tuesday of each month when we hold a ‘Gentle Duplicate’ (pairs) competition.  July’s winners were N/S Pauline & John Cameron, E/W Jan & Don Collins.  This month, on 23rd August, […]

Bird Watching (Monday) – August meeting

For various reasons our second attempt to visit Sywell Country Park in July was no more successful than our first and consequently our 2016 annual species list remains at 89.  There is no group visit planned for August, but anyone interested in birdwatching might like to consider visiting the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water […]

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Play Reading (Modern) – July & August meetings

In July we finished reading Noel Coward’s ‘Relative Values’, an amusing satire of snobbery in all its guises.  The play depicts a slice of social history and shows an aristocratic family grappling with the decline in domestic service, a growing clash of cultures, and the inevitable death of pedigree.  The play was fun to read […]

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Creative Writing For Fun – August meeting

Our next meeting is on 26th August at 2-4pm at St Nicholas Church, Little Bowden, when our chosen title is ‘As You Like It’.  It can be Shakespeare-related or not, as you like it!  Good luck.  Jenny Porthouse.

Society Today – Forthcoming meetings

On Thursday, August 11th, our topic is:  Should we be more proactive about banning the dumping of our rubbish into the oceans?  How can we do this?  How should the world deal with its rubbish?  Introduced by Val Murton. On Thursday, September 8th, our topic features Mike Goldsmith, Emeritus Professor of Politics, who will explain to us […]