Redditch

Events

General meetings take place at 2 pm on the third Tuesday of each month (EXCEPT AUGUST) at the Oasis Christian centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch. There is a varied programme of speakers covering a wide range of topics. A charge of £1.50 is made, to cover the cost of the speaker, room hire and light refreshments.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Jul 19th 2pm at the Oasis Christian Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch
Please note: there is no parking available at the Oasis Centre. Please use Car Park 1 opposite or, alternatively, the venue is immediately opposite the Bus Station.

Alan Cutler: Murder trial (postponed from January).
Tue Sep 20th 2pm at the Oasis Christian Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch
Please note: there is no parking available at the Oasis Centre. Please use Car Park 1 opposite or, alternatively, the venue is immediately opposite the Bus Station.

Phil Downing - Harvington Hall
Tue Oct 18th 2pm at the Oasis Christian Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch
Please note: there is no parking available at the Oasis Centre. Please use Car Park 1 opposite or, alternatively, the venue is immediately opposite the Bus Station.

Wendy Moore - Johnson's Coaches.
Other Events
Wed Aug 31st 2pm via Webex

Antikythera and Archimedes special: Part 1

How Bronze Age Greek science produced incredible mechanisms as shown by the Antikythera mechanism salvaged from a wreck in 1901 and still springing surprises today.
This is a revised, extended, and updated version of part of the presentation to the science group.
Part 2, focussed on the work of Archimedes, will be later in the year.

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Art Appreciation
Mon Jul 18th 10.OO am Hybrid Meeting - 10am in Plymouth Suite, Kingfisher Shopping Centre, or on Zoom.
Members will each submit 5 images for discussion.Please email to Malcolm.
Mon Aug 15th Henri Fuseli, presented by Annie Howard.
Striking Public Art, presented by Malcolm Hall.
10am in Plymouth Suite, Kingfisher Shopping Centre, or on Zoom.
Book group
Mon Jul 25th 10:15am at a venue in Church Hill
Discussing 'Cilka's Journey' by Heather Morris, and 'The Salt Path' by Raynor Winn.
Mon Aug 22nd 10:15am
Topic to be decided
Camera and Image
Mon Jul 4th 10am via Webex
For the last Camera & Image before the summer break, we gather together ideas we can offer to everyone:

Shooting RAW - sticking to JPEGs
The new Nik Collection and the bundled PhotoLab5 from DxO
Your camera; my camera - what's your choice in hindsight
Your images; my images - your images of 2022 and setting your own photoshoot.
NO MEETING IN AUGUST
Computer Users group
Wed Jul 13th Mixing and merging images. 10am via Webex.
Wed Aug 10th Redditch and Bromsgrove Talking Newspaper. Meet some members of the team which produce this on-line magazine for the visually disabled in our area.
10am via Zoom.
Wed Sep 14th Optical character recognition - converting a picture or photo of text into the equivalent computer text file for subsequent editing, emailing, etc.
Recognition of the content of a photo and obtaining information about that content.
Conversion of a printed music score into a playable acoustic track (without hiring your own orchestra!)

10am via Webex
Wed Oct 12th WiFi and Bluetooth

10am via Zoom
Exploring science group
Fri Jul 15th 10.30am via Zoom
Some Unseen Aspects of Covid - Peter Dewell
A couple of aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic will be examined which may have escaped your notice. Too many tests, too few resources? How deep can your speaker really dig himself into it?
Family History
Wed Jul 13th 2pm via Webex
Constructing families from Parish records.
NO MEETING IN AUGUST
French Conversation
Mon Jul 11th 2:30pm at a venue in Church Hill.
Mon Jul 25th 2:30pm at a venue in Church Hill.
Mon Aug 8th 2:30pm at a venue in Church Hill.
Mon Aug 22nd 2:30pm at a venue in Church Hill.
History
Thu Jul 28th 10.00 am via Zoom The History of some Royal Palaces, past and present.
presented by Malcolm Hall.
Thu Aug 25th 10 a.m. via Zoom. The History of Lyme Regis,
presented by Sue Smith.
Thu Sep 22nd Visit to Wythall Transport Museum
10.00am Entry £6.00 to include guided tour
Please contact Malcolm - spectacle@blueyonder.co.uk to book a place.
There will be an optional lunch stop following the visit.
Becketts Restaurant is suggested.
Latin Study group
Tue Jul 12th 2:30pm at a venue in Church Hill.
Tue Aug 9th 2:30pm at a venue in Church Hill.
Music in Our Time
Mon Jul 11th 1.30 - 3.30 pm at Webheath Village Hall Alan Hitchcock on "Best French Songs in Our Time" The 1950's and '60's were not just famous for the emergence of Elvis, the Beatles and the Stones - but for all kinds of music on the radio. Programmes such as Family Favourites introduced many of us to popular French Music. Some of us have never lost the taste for it! The lyrics here - and some of the performers - are British and American, as well as French. Members of the French Group - and anybody else interested - would be very welcome.
Philosophy
Thu Jul 7th 2pm via Zoom
The Philosophy of William Blake.
Thu Aug 11th 2pm via Zoom.
Photo Editing
Wed Jul 6th 2pm via Webex
1. How Affinity Photo helps you to produce repeated images (like wallpaper).
2. Producing images within an image.

No Photo Challenge meeting in July. No meetings in August.
Rambling group
Wed Jul 6th Leaders: Jill Hitchcock and Pat Hodgkinson
4 miles
The walk is from Alcester to Coughton fields, distance about 4 miles. We leave from the shopper’s free car park near Waitrose car park in Alcester, Moorfield Road, B49 5DA at 10 am. The walk is flat apart from one easy climb near the start. Some riverside walking. Could be muddy in a wet spell.
Lunch afterwards at the Turks Head, 4 High Street, Alcester, postcode as above. The lunch menu can be found at theturkshead.net Please pre-order by phoning your lunch request to Jill on 01527 458818, say a week before the walk.
Elevenses and lunch are optional.
Shakespeare
Wed Jul 13th 2pm
Richard III
Wed Aug 10th 2pm
Richard III

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