Our monthly meetings normally take place in the Seth Ward Community Centre, Luynes Rise, Buntingford, SG9 9SG on the second Monday of the month. Doors open at 1.30pm to give members and guests the opportunity to socialise over refreshments before the meeting commences at 2.15pm with the Guest Speaker starting at 2.30pm.
September's meeting will be the first one back in the hall after using Zoom throughout the pandemic. We would also like to be able to offer the meeting via Zoom for any members who do not wish to attend in the hall but we need to test if we can make this work effectively (there are a number of technical challenges!). Members will be notified prior to the meeting if Zoom will be available as an option.
The September monthly meeting is as follows:
September 13th, Clare Mulley: "Eglantine Jebb - The Woman Who Saved the Children"
100 years ago, Eglantyne Jebb was arrested in Trafalgar Square for campaigning to help the children of Britain’s former enemies. In 1919, few in London were sympathetic to her cause. Nevertheless within weeks the audacious Jebb secured the first donation to her ‘Save the Children’ fund from the public prosecutor at her trial. Never fond of individual children, ‘the little wretches’ as she once called them, Jebb was an unconventional woman, driven by passion, compassion and a pioneering humanitarianism.
Clare Mulley is an award winning author and broadcaster. Her first book The Woman Who Saved the Children won the Daily Mail Biographers Club Prize, and all author royalties are donated to Save the Children. Clare reviews non-fiction for the Spectator and Telegraph. A popular public speaker, she has given a TEDx talk at Stormont, spoken at the Houses of Parliament, Royal Albert Hall, Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum and British Library, as well as many festivals, TV and Radio.