Waltham Forest

Geography of Great Britain

Maybe you were one of those who hated geography but knew you weren't being taught well? Give yourself a second chance and join this friendly relaxed group, which currently has two vacancies (April 2019). You don't need any prior knowledge but you will need access to a computer as that is the main way to find information without wasting a lot of time, effort and money.

We study the British Isles county by county (though not in any particular order - we're driven by everyone's enthusiasm). Our take on 'geography' is that it can include absolutely everything: physical geography; human geography; places and tourist attractions; areas of Special Scientific Interest; Heritage sites; the origins of names; languages; flags, crests and mottoes; waterways; even archaeology and of course, a generous dose of historical events.

We started with Cornwall back in October 2014 and we still have about 20 counties left. We recently looked closely at County Durham. Soon we'll be learning about Angus, in Scotland. Sometimes we need to take more than one session over a county - such as when we did Yorkshire. London is a massive challenge too. We bring everything we can find to the group - maps, plans, brochures, personal photographs, books, and above all, the results of extensive 'googling'. It's not uncommon for a session to make some members feel they really must visit a county they've never been to before. Indeed once or twice that's actually happened!

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Bismarck Book Club
Canasta Chess
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Classical Studies Crafts
Cribbage Enjoying Classical Music A
Enjoying Classical Music B Epping Forest Walks
Family History 1 Family History 2
Film Club French Studies
Garden Club Garden Studies
Geography of Great Britain German A
German B History
Knit and Natter London Ambles
Lunch Club 1 Lunch Club II
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Recorder Remarkable Women
Rummikub 1 Rummikub 2
Rummikub 3 Scrabble
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Singing for Fun 1 Singing for Fun 2
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