GROUP LEADER: Marlene Branagh Please contact via the Ru3a message page
VENUE: The Current Affairs group meets monthly at members' homes.
DATE AND FREQUENCY: Our meetings - which are currently via Zoom - start on the last Wednesday morning of the month at 10am and last around two hours including a coffee break.
DESCRIPTION: Topics to research are decided at each meeting and one person leads the group with their presentation. This may be the background to the topic or the viewpoint they have taken. Others in the group bring along their findings from the internet, newspapers etc. As there are 10 in the group members will probably only take the lead once a year. The group has been running for 6 months and we are all enjoying researching a range of issues. We seem to be a liberal group, open to suggestion and new learning. We aim to be non-political and to cover a range of current issues without trying to solve the world's problems!
Topics that have so far been researched by members are:
The ageing population and the implications for society
The vagaries of the benefits system
What happens when the lights go out - the energy crisis?
Should all drugs be legalised?
The pros and cons of being part of the EU
Why does Britain's education system appear to be failing in relation to many other countries?