Shropshire Network

Network news

Our past and present news on study days and meetings, together with Minutes/documents from our Network meetings, can be found in the text below or in the links at the side of the page.

Proposed Study Day

Although our proposals for another study day were put on hold due to the pandemic, another study day is still definitely an option! So if you have any ideas on content, or are willing to help in any way, please contact us via the website - all input warmly welcomed, no matter how small.

Study Day in September 2018

A Study Day was held on 1st September 2018 at Chester University Centre in Shrewsbury, with nearly 80 “Third Agers” attending. There was a varied programme of topics, with members being able to select one subject from each session, which included:

How to read a Painting – Tutor, Sarah Gathercole
Birds, beasts & bugs: why sharing may not be a good idea – Tutor, Prof. Erica Martin
The Background to the Brother Cadfael Novels – Tutor, Dorothy Nicolle
The Ten pound Poms – Tutor, Wendy Lowdon
Investigating Dylan Thomas: His life & Work – Tutor, Peter Read
Secrets & Lies- What masterpieces are really saying - Tutor, Sarah Gathercole
Some Birds of Australia – Tutor, Dr Derek Sparkes
The Brother Cadfael Trail – Tutor, Dorothy Nicolle
Antiques & Collectables - current trends - Tutor, Peter Ashburner

Preparations for the Study Day had started in late 2017, and after months of preparation it all came together in a wonderful day enjoyed by attendees and tutors. Our thanks go to all of the attendees, the tutors, and those who helped on the day, for contributing to its success. A special thank you also goes to the organisers - Sylvia Sparrow, Pat Evans, Paul Young, Pat Broadhurst, Beryl Edwards and Harold Bound – your hard work was rewarded by the success we all enjoyed.