This successful WFU3A group started in 2016 and has an interesting concept behind it. The idea is that people talk about remarkable women who mean something to them. These might be personal: mothers, grandmothers, teachers, bosses, friends, or neighbours. Or they might be writers, poets, musicians, scientists, or politicians who have been important to them in their life. Anna is very grateful to those members who keep their eyes peeled and pass suggestions and information on to her.
The group dedicates the monthly meeting to women in a particular area or field of life. Each member prepares two presentations - one around 5-10 minutes and another very brief one. So we usually learn about 14 remarkable women in a session (there being 7 members at the moment). Photographs, books, exhibition catalogues, concert programmes, interviews and personal recollections are all welcome.
Our 2019 programme includes: Women in Space; Women in TV & Radio; Local Activists & Artists; Women working with or for Animals; Sailors & water enthusiasts; Women Diarists; Herbalists, Healers & Alternative Practitioners; and Queens.
Members have a relaxed attitude as to whether everyone will have a different person to talk about. When duplication happens the 2nd person is welcome to add to the 1st person's presentation and we benefit from the results of two people's efforts. We often finish by saying that we'll have to return to the theme as there are so many remarkable women in this field. Future opportunities seem endless'
Anna would love to welcome one more member so contact Lesley if you'd like to try it. You don't need anything except a love of biography and of pursuing information in a variety of forms. A computer is undeniably helpful of course.