Monthly meetings are held at 2.00pm at the Friends' Meeting House at 8b Summerfield Road (off Bath Road), Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV1 4PR.
Please leave the car park adjacent to the Meeting House for visiting speakers, delivery of equipment and for the use of disabled members.
Parking is available at the large medical centre car park on the left as you drive through to get to the Meeting House on payment of £1. An 'honesty box' is provided at the registration desk. Otherwise we ask able-bodied members to use the free roadside parking places (two hour limit in Summerfield Rd or four hours around West Park).
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Jan 28th||Jayne Harris:|
History of Midlands Canals.
|Tue Feb 25th||Peter Moodie:|
Living with Sight Loss.
|Tue Mar 24th||Martin Lloyd:|
Passports, Assassins, Traitors, Spies.
|Tue Apr 28th||Alan Wise|
Your Journey to Good Health and Happiness.
|Tue May 26th||Philip Caine|
From Barrow to Bagdhad.
|Tue Jun 23rd||Summer Social.|
|Tue Jul 28th||David Clark|
"You can't broadcast that": An amusing look at the BBC.
|Thu Aug 27th||No Meeting.|
|Tue Sep 22nd||AGM.|
|Tue Jan 28th||Juliet|
|Tue Feb 4th||Keith|
|Tue Feb 11th||Crispin|
|Wed Feb 19th||'Looking at abstracts' using the Belfast U3A shared learning project examples then members' suggested works.|
|Wed Mar 18th||'Joaquin Sorolla' presented by Neil Hermsen|
|Wed Apr 15th||'Picture restoration' presented by David Tordoff|
|Wed May 20th||'The 12 women artists represented in the Wightwick Manor collection' presented by MB|
|Wed Jun 17th||'Musical instruments in art' presented by MB|
|Wed Jul 15th||'Sport in art' presented by Di Simcox.|
|Wed Aug 19th||'Gardens' - garden designs, favourite gardens, and interesting 'eyecatchers' members have discovered in gardens. |
Also planning for next programme.
|Wed Sep 16th||'Grayson Perry' presented by David Tordoff.|
|Mon Feb 10th||A History of the Jewish Community in Victorian Wolverhampton. |
by Andy Sloane of the Wolverhampton Society
|Mon Mar 9th||A Talk on the Sunbeam Car by our member Alison|
|Mon Apr 13th||Topic for this meeting to be decided|
|Mon May 11th||Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre Visit|
|Mon Feb 10th||J.S. Mill (1806 – 1873).|
Following our discussion on John Lock, and his contribution to political theory (among other subjects). We will continue on this theme with looking at Mills and his contribution. Mill was a champion of liberty; for an individual and or a group, all is allowed as long as it does not harm other individuals or groups. This, of course, raises a number of problems which we will discuss. One liberty that Mill did not allow was to sell one's self as a slave. He saw that marriage, for women, was to enter a life which in law made her position worse than that of a slave. Of course many women had very happy lives with loving husbands but there are others who led miserable lives without any legal redress (in fiction you can see this in “The Woman in White” or in the TV series of “Poldark”).
We will be looking, in particular, at his works “The Subjection of Women” and “On Liberty” (both texts freely available on line).
|Thu Feb 6th||'Washington Black' by Esi Edugyan.|
|Thu Mar 5th||'An Instant in the Wind' by Andre Brink|
|Thu Feb 6th||'Red Dust Road' Jackie Kay|
|Thu Mar 5th||'The White Stuff' Simon Armitage|
|Thu Apr 2nd||'Circe' Madeleine Miller|
|Science and Technology|
|Thu Feb 13th||At Ronald James' "Rising Seas" and "Climate Change"|
|Thu Jan 30th||Aldersley & Pendeford: 5 miles, Pub Lunch. Jenny & Geoff Williams|
|Fri Feb 14th||Cressage: 5 miles, Pub Lunch. Linda & Neil Moreland|
|Wed Feb 26th||Shifnal: 4.5 miles, Pub Lunch. Di & David Tordoff|
|Wed Mar 11th||Wordsley: 4 miles, Pub Lunch. Mary Warwicker|
|Tue Mar 31st||Chaddesley Corbett to Rushock: 6 miles, Pub Lunch. Alan & Liz Swinnerton|
|Fri Apr 17th||Pattingham: 7 miles, Pub Lunch. Dave Smith|
|Thu Apr 30th||Ludlow: 6 miles, Pub Lunch. Phil & Carol Thomas|
|Tue May 12th||Short Slow Flower & Bird Walk, Pendeford Nature Reserve: Sheila Moore|
|Wed May 27th||Hampton Loade around Dudmaston: 6 miles, Pub Lunch. Ed Barron|
|Fri Jun 12th||Malvern Hills, Eastnor: 10 miles, 5 miles before lunch and optional 5 miles after, Café Lunch. Ann & Neil Malcolm|
|Wed Jun 24th||Evening Walk & Meal - Worfield: 4 miles, Eileen Woolverton|