The online Geography group started in Sept 2020 when Covid-19 regulations were preventing actual meetings.
Geography covers such a wide area. As well as what is thought of as traditional geography it could take in anything to do with weather and climate, development of settlements, ecology, communications, conservation, pollution and even COVID-19.
Each month a group member gives an illustrated talk on a subject of their choice.
Talks have included: old maps, map making and meteorology but most talks have been about the countries we have visited. We also managed an informal visit to Climping to see the effect of sea defences and coastal erosion.
There are a number of advantages of meeting online using Zoom. Viewing slides are easier on our own screens and we can control the volume. For those giving the talk it is easier to prepare and present material on our own computer.
There is no chance of catching a virus and we can have refreshments of our own choice.
It has given us the opportunity of socializing, making and renewing friendships.
We decided to maintain our meetings online when we were allowed to physically meet once more.
Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 11am.
Contact Gerry Reeves for details and in order to receive the invitation link each time.