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W- Reading Biographies

Biography - Private lives made public: the pleasures and surprises of reading biography

If you are interested in personal stories and achievements of people, and the historical and social milieux in which they lived, you might like to join this small friendly group to read and discuss a variety of biographies, autobiographies and memoirs chosen by members of the group for the year at the first meeting. The course will start on Monday 11 November and the book chosen is ‘Proud Northern Lady’ by Martin Holmes, a biography of the formidable Lady Anne Clifford, who in the later seventeenth century ruled the north-west of England almost as a personal domain. The group will meet bi-monthly at my house, see below for dates. There is some parking; bus stop ‘Meadowfields’ top of road - nos 5,5A, 13.

Group Leader NameJanet Fearnehough
Contact phone01904 658805
Contact emailsee pigeon link on the right
VenueLeader’s home in Huntington
Time and Frequency2 – 4 pm 2nd Monday
Start date11th November 2019
End date13th July 2020
Costnone
Accessibility

Dates of meetings will be Mondays:

11th November 2019
13th January 2020
9th March 2020
11th May 2020
13th July 2020

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D- Jive D- Petanque 1 & 2
D- Racketball Tues & Thur D- Snooker Group
D- Table Tennis - Mon, Wed, Thurs G- Bridge - Duplicate Bridge
G- Bridge - Improvers G- Bridge - Practice Play
G- Bridge - Thursday Bridge G- Bridge Course-New Beginners
G- Mah Jong One G- Mah Jong Two
G- Play Cards G- Play Chess
G- Playing Chess: All Stages G- Scrabble (Club Play)
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L -French Conversation L- Continuing Spanish
L- Discover France L- French / Absolute Beginners
L- French Conversation - Café Rouge L- French Conversation - Woolman Room
L- German Conversation 1&2 L- Improving Oral German
L- Language and Linguistics L- Learning Italian, 2nd Year
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M- Singing for Fun M- Singing Madrigals
M- U3A Choir M- Ukulele
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O- Bird Watching Group 2 O- Boots by Bus
O- Cycling Group O- Explore York Walks
O- Geology of Yorkshire O- Over the Hill Walking Group
O- Rambling O- Short Country Walks
O- Strollers Walking O- Thursday Monthly Rambles
O- Walking on the Wolds O- Walking–Enjoy Countryside
O- Wild Flower Walks 2020 O- Wildlife Walks (no cars)
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P- Embroidery UFOs P- Embroidery with friends
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