South Lakes

Events

Many indoor meetings are held at Abbot Hall or Castle Street Centre

Due to Covid19, many events are currently being held on-line using Zoom.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Dec 15th No meeting in December
Tue Jul 19th 2022 Aftermath by Rhidian Brook led by Pauline
Set in 1946 Hamburg, Colonel Lewis Morgan is charged with the duty of overseeing the rebuilding of the ruined city. His insistence on allowing the previous occupants to remain living with them in their requisitioned home leads to changing attitudes and
passions.
Architecture Appreciation
Tue Dec 7th Mark Miller will speak on ‘Sinan: one of the world’s greatest architects’.
Tue Jan 4th 2022 BBC DVD, ‘How to Build a Cathedral’.
Tue Feb 1st 2022 Terry Johnson: The Classical Orders of Architecture’
Tue Mar 1st 2022 TBA
Tue Apr 5th 2022 Mark Miller: ‘Introduction to the Landmark Trust’
Tue May 3rd 2022 Pat Crellin: ‘The Cathedral that Never Was’
Tue Jun 7th 2022 Richard Pealing: 'A guided walk around the north of Kendal'
Books on Tuesday
Tue Dec 21st We do not meet in December
Tue Jan 18th 2022 Members’ recommendations for next year
Books available as a book box from Carlisle library can be found at
www.cumbriacc.gov.uk/libraries/readinggroups
Tue Feb 15th 2022 Where The Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens led by Marion
An exquisite ode to the natural world, it is a heart-breaking coming of age story with a possible murder mystery. A richly imagined story of innocence undone and a small town torn and reshaped by crisis.
Tue Mar 15th 2022 Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout led by Suzanne
Although now older Olive Kitteridge remains blunt and contradictory yet deeply loveable. She now has to come to terms with the changes in her own existence and in those around her.
Tue Apr 19th 2022 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo led by Catherine
Joint winner of the Booker prize, 2019, the book follows the life stories of twelve very different characters, mostly black and British.
Tue May 17th 2022 Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell led by Stella
The short life of Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son is told in a profoundly moving account of grief, family and genius at a time when all life was precarious.
Tue Jun 21st 2022 East West Street by Philippe Sands led by Margaret
Winner of the Baillie Gifford prize, 2016, the book charts the birth of international human rights legislation after WW2. Sands also reveals his quest to uncover the history of his own Jewish family.
Tue Jul 19th 2022 Aftermath by Rhidian Brook led by Pauline
Set in 1946 Hamburg, Colonel Lewis Morgan is charged with the duty of overseeing the rebuilding of the ruined city. His insistence on allowing the previous occupants to remain living with them in their requisitioned home leads to changing attitudes and #passions.
Tue Aug 16th 2022 We do not meet in August
Tue Sep 20th 2022 Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Balwin led by Wendy
This semi-autobiographical book tells the story of John Grimes, a black teenager growing up in Harlem. It focuses on the influential role of the Pentecostal church in the life of the community.
Tue Oct 18th 2022 The Testaments by Margaret Attwood led by Bob
This sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale was the joint winner of the Booker prize, 2019. Gilead’s world and future are viewed by three women - a girl raised in its confines, another on the run and one at the heart of the regime.
Tue Nov 15th 2022 History Of Wolves by Emily Fridlund led by Marion
Young Madeline lives with her parents in northern Minnesota. An outsider, she is drawn to enigmatic Lily and her teacher Mr. Grierson. When she becomes the babysitter for a family who has recently moved in she finds that the choices she makes over a few days will reverberate throughout her life.
Tue Dec 20th 2022 We do not meet in December
Classic Films
Thu Dec 2nd The Illusionist (2010). A subtle, gentle, witty film, using an unpublished script by Jacques Tati. Beautiful hand-drawn animation – a work of art.
Thu Jan 6th 2022 Make Mine Mink (1960). A British screwball comedy. Great fun, with a classic cast. (Postponed from September.)
Digital Photography
Wed Dec 15th Black and White Photography - discussion led by David Little
Family History
Thu Dec 9th Mince Pies and a Quiz.
Physical attendance will be restricted to ensure social distancing but Zoom attendance will be possible .
Thu Jan 13th 2022 Maps-old and new
Thu Feb 10th 2022 Military History – your services ancestors
Thu Mar 10th 2022 Wills, Probate and other Death records
Thu Apr 14th 2022 DNA testing
Thu May 12th 2022 Writing up your Research
Gardens (Friday 1)
Fri Dec 17th We are organising a Christmas lunch, venue to be arranged.
Gardens (Friday 2)
Fri Dec 10th The group will enjoy its Christmas dinner
Local History
Wed Dec 29th No meeting in December
Natural History
Wed Dec 8th (Xmas meeting): Cumbria's Amazing Moths - Martin Tordoff
Psychology
Fri Jan 28th 2022 Attachment - Carole Sutton
Fri Feb 25th 2022 Positive Psychology - Mike Hardy
Fri Mar 25th 2022 Physical Intelligence - Margaret Sutherland
Fri Apr 22nd 2022 Kindness - Margaret Buckley.
Fri May 20th 2022 Wisdom - John Kincey
Science and Technology
Fri Jan 28th 2022 Quantum Mechanics - David Shaw
Fri Feb 25th 2022 Childhood Leukaemia and Sellafield: the Legal Cases - Jan Tawn
Fri Mar 25th 2022 The psychology of human survival - or, why we do daft things under threat - John Leach (University of Portsmouth)
Fri Apr 29th 2022 Climate change - Giles Archibald (SLDC)
Fri May 27th 2022 How to make salt - Charles Brecknell
Fri Jun 24th 2022 Ice Ages - Brian Kettle
Walkers - Amblers 2
Thu Dec 2nd TBC
Thu Dec 16th TBC