Radlett & District

Remarkable Women

Leader: - Carmel Byers

Availability: - Limited availability

Due to holidays and other commitments, our next meeting will be at 3.15 pm on Monday July 22nd, topic to be confirmed, at my house as usual.

Have you heard of Caroline Herschel? Marianne North? Constance Mayer? Nor had I until some visits to museums and galleries made me aware of these women and their significant achievements. There are many remarkable and talented women particularly in the last centuries who were astronomers, mathematicians, artists, writers, politicians etc, and for various reasons including the social conventions and restrictions of the time are relatively unknown.

The aim of this group is to explore and learn about some of their lives and achievements. We meet in members' homes and take it in turns to make a presentation about a remarkable woman that has inspired us. If you are interested (men are welcome too), please email by using the carrier pigeon on this page, or sign up at a monthly meeting.

Past Meetings

Our June meeting featured Clementine Churchill whose achievements are generally rather overlooked in favour of her distinguished husband Winston. She was however a strong person in her own right, with many unrecognised achievements. It was said that history might have been very different if Winston had not had the dedicated support and advice of his wife.

Our May meeting was presented by Sandra Clark on three very different Australian Remarkable Women, Edith Cowan, Maude Bonney and Helena Rubenstein. This was a very interesting and informative afternoon. Many thanks to Sandra for an enjoyable presentation and also to Adrienne Pyzer who stepped in to save the day at very short notice and hold the meeting at her house as ours was in the throes of a plumbing crisis!

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Bridge (Intermediate/Intermediate Plus) Bridge - Relaxed Duplicate Canasta Chair-based exercise
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Cooking for One Creative crafts Creative writing Current Affairs (General Discussion) - 1
Current Affairs (General) 2 Current Affairs - Live Chat Discovering Shakespeare Europe: into the 20th Century
Film and TV appreciation Flower Arranging Folk and Country Dancing Folk Music of the World
French Improvers Gardening Groups 1 and 2 German for Improvers Government & Society
History J3A Jazz Performance Jazz appreciation Knitting and crochet
Line dancing Local History - Heart of Herts Local Talks & Social Events Looking @ art
Maths for Grandparents Meditation Money Group Music Appreciation
Opera Appreciation Outings Philosophy Photography
Pilates (Friday) Pilates (Monday) Poetry Quilting
Quiz team Racketball Radlett - Other Events Remarkable Women
Rummikub Russian Science and Technology Spain and the Spanish language
Tai Chi Tennis (Rusty Racquets) Theatre visits Vegetarian cooking
Vegetarian Cooking 2 Visiting Wildlife Sites Walking - Longer walks Walking 4-5 miles
Walking in London and St Albans Watford Park Swimming Wine appreciation Wings and wheels
Wire Sculpture Yoga Yoga - Introduction
More Group Pages
Astronomy Book group Daytime
Book Group Evenings Bowls (Lawn Bowls)
Bridge (Intermediate/Intermediate Plus) Bridge - Relaxed Duplicate
Canasta Chair-based exercise
Chess Computers (iPad & Apple)
Computers (MS Windows) Computers(Apple&iPad)Improvers
Cooking for One Creative crafts
Creative writing Current Affairs (General Discussion) - 1
Current Affairs (General) 2 Current Affairs - Live Chat
Discovering Shakespeare Europe: into the 20th Century
Film and TV appreciation Flower Arranging
Folk and Country Dancing Folk Music of the World
French Improvers Gardening Groups 1 and 2
German for Improvers Government & Society
History J3A Jazz Performance
Jazz appreciation Knitting and crochet
Line dancing Local History - Heart of Herts
Local Talks & Social Events Looking @ art
Maths for Grandparents Meditation
Money Group Music Appreciation
Opera Appreciation Outings
Philosophy Photography
Pilates (Friday) Pilates (Monday)
Poetry Quilting
Quiz team Racketball
Radlett - Other Events Remarkable Women
Rummikub Russian
Science and Technology Spain and the Spanish language
Tai Chi Tennis (Rusty Racquets)
Theatre visits Vegetarian cooking
Vegetarian Cooking 2 Visiting Wildlife Sites
Walking - Longer walks Walking 4-5 miles
Walking in London and St Albans Watford Park Swimming
Wine appreciation Wings and wheels
Wire Sculpture Yoga
Yoga - Introduction