South Lakes

Contemporary History & Politic

Co-ordinator: Ed Mason
Meetings: Monthly, 2nd Friday, 10.30 – 12.00 noon, Castle Street Centre

We meet monthly to discuss issues raised by a book chosen and introduced by
members in turn. The issues raised are wide ranging, but all reflect critical issues
affecting our lives in the world today, at a national or global level.A group based on reading and discussing books which explore how the modern world is changing, both domestically and internationally, be that the environmental crisis, the growth of consumer capitalism, the rise of China, the impact of social media and the internet, Brexit, Trump, tax havens and international finance or racism and the refugee crisis.

Members take it in turn to select a book, which others can then read before the next meeting. The person choosing the text will then introduce the book and its main ideas, and lead a discussion.

During Covid-19 the group has continued to meet online using Zoom, and enjoyed wide ranging discussions. Zoom is not ideal, but on balance most members feel that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. We expect to continue meeting by Zoom for some time, until social distancing regulations allow for comfortable group meetings indoors again.

More Group Pages
American History Architecture Appreciation Art Artistic Licence
Badminton Ballroom Dancing Beginners Bridge Books on Tuesday
Bridge Chess Classic Films Come Dine with Us
Computer Help Contemporary History & Politic Country Dancing Cribbage
Culture Trips Cycling Digital Photography Discussion
European History Family History Folk Music French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1) Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday) German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1
Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation Natural History Norwegian
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading
Psychology Recorder Ensemble Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1 Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles) Tai Chi Tennis
Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2
Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4 Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2
Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers
Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing
Wine Appreciation 1 Wine Appreciation 2 Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure
Yoga
More Group Pages
American History Architecture Appreciation
Art Artistic Licence
Badminton Ballroom Dancing
Beginners Bridge Books on Tuesday
Bridge Chess
Classic Films Come Dine with Us
Computer Help Contemporary History & Politic
Country Dancing Cribbage
Culture Trips Cycling
Digital Photography Discussion
European History Family History
Folk Music French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1)
Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday)
German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music
Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music
Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences
Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1
Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation
Natural History Norwegian
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy
Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading
Psychology Recorder Ensemble
Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles)
Tai Chi Tennis
Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups
Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2
Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4
Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2
Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus
Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers
Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers
Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing
Wine Appreciation 1 Wine Appreciation 2
Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure
Yoga