2014 Meetings

 

pens for kidsJanuary

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

 

February

chocRumana 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.

 

 

March

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.

corsageApril

Sue, one of our members, showed us how to make a corsage.

June

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.

July

John Meredith spoke on the subject of ‘Understanding Animal Research’. A topic which elicited a lively debate.

September

Lillian Betteridge gave us a fascinating insight into her life as a female funeral director.

October

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.

November

Another member, Carole, led us in making bead jewellery.

photo 3 (1)December

Our Christmas social. We all had a go at decorating Christmas biscuits.