Gill Castle came to speak to us about her experiences in Uganda that led to her founding her charity, Omushana. For more details visit her website www.omushana.org
Rumana taught us about the history of chocolate, how it is processed and how to taste it. We were able to taste seven different types of plain and flavoured fairtrade chocolate and to match some of them to different beers.
Bridget Prentice MP came and spoke to us about her experiences as a female MP from 1992 – 2010. Working as a Labour whip, Parliamentary Private Secretary, select committee member and minister in the Department of Justice.
Sue, one of our members, showed us how to make a corsage.
Chris Hare gave us a talk entitled ’40 Years Without a Proper Jiob’ about his work in the theatre, including as manager at The Broadway Theatre in Catford.
John Meredith spoke on the subject of ‘Understanding Animal Research’. A topic which elicited a lively debate.
Lillian Betteridge gave us a fascinating insight into her life as a female funeral director.
Penny Greenough, AKA The Peckham Pickler came to talk to us about foraging in the urban environment and gave us a chance to sample some of her unusual jams, jellies and chutneys.
Another member, Carole, led us in making bead jewellery.
Our Christmas social. We all had a go at decorating Christmas biscuits.