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.

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.

UPDATE - AUGUST

Recent discussions have explored the notion of Meritocracy, UK Culture Wars, War in Ukraine, and Nationalism.

We have limited space for new members.

More Group Pages
American History Architecture Appreciation Art Art Appreciation
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 E-bikers and Friends European History Family History
Folk Music & Song 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 Art Appreciation
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 E-bikers and Friends
European History Family History
Folk Music & Song 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