We limit the size of the group to 12 members to facilitate a lively but manageable discussion. As a result, for some years we have operated a waiting list. To be fair to those people who are waiting to join the group, the group operates a requirement that if you do not attend three consecutive meetings, your place in the group will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. In extenuating circumstances, such as a protracted illness from which you expect to recover, the Group Convenor may waive this requirement at their discretion.