Dates and details of forthcoming events
THE MONTHLY SPEAKER MEETING IS HELD AT THE COMMEMORATION HALL, WADHURST STARTING AT 2.30pm
(If anyone is willing to offer transport to and from the meetings to those who require a lift please notify the Chairman via the CONTACT page)
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Oct 23rd||Social||Coffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.|
|Wed Nov 20th||Meeting||Dr. Philip Cheung|
The Life & Times of Sir Robert Hotung (1862-56)
Born of a Dutch father and a Chinese mother in a temporary and unofficial
union, Hotung had an inauspicious start to life in Hong Kong, the island off the coast of China and ceded to Britain after the First Opium War in 1842. However, fluent in English and Chinese, and astute in human affairs, he became one of the richest and most influential community leaders in the Crown Colony by the time he was in his forties. Relying on his grasp of how the Western and Chinese minds worked, he overcame the many prejudices that came his way from being accepted by neither the European nor Chinese communities as one their own.
This talk tells the story of how Hotung built his businesses, helped his siblings along the way, and brought up his children, using the episodes of his colourful life this illustrate the society of his time, where East met West in the turbulence of post-imperial China.
|Wed Nov 27th||Social||Coffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.|
|Wed Dec 11th||Social||
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