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April Coffee Morning – Let’s go Bats!

They are two-legged mammals which have and suckle one or two babies at a time and live in large groups That sounds a lot like us, but bats are different not only from humans but from all other mammals. They fly brilliantly in a world of darkness navigating by means of echoed sound. We are still finding out… Read More »

Annual General Meeting, May 20th 2021

Our AGM will be held by Zoom at 10.30 am on Thursday 20th May, before our usual Coffee Morning talk. We will email the necessary documents, including the Agenda and the Accounts,  to all members for whom we have an email address in the week beginning 16th May.  We will also deliver hard copies to those without an… Read More »

In search of the lost piece?

Lesley Barclay writes: Are you a jigsaw fiend?  I’ve been doing quite a lot of these throughout the last year and would be very happy to pass some on.  They are 1000 piece puzzles, with all pieces present and correct, and the picture shows a selection.  If you’re interested, please contact me: Lesley Barclay

More presentations now online!

Local History: Anne Stamford’s presentation on Dunster during the Civil War is now available as a videorecording of the Zoom meeting.  Note that the recording is available to registered users only,  General History: A presentation on William Marshall by Jan Lowy contains much of interest on this significant medieval knight.  Photography Group: this month’s challenge has been Nature’s… Read More »

Latest Coffee Morning Report

February: Sex, Secrets, Scandal & Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court from 1660-1830 In mesmerising, graphic detail Sara Slater, a tour guide at Hampton Court Palace, took us on a jolly romp with her tales of Sex, Secrets, Scandal & Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court from 1660-1830.  After the downfall of Cromwell and the restoration of the… Read More »

Murder and medicine : Coffee Morning talks later this year

Coming up later this year in June and July are these two fascinating topics! ‘Iceman: Prehistoric murder in the Alps’ – June –  speraker Andrew Thompson  How were medicines discovered – July – speaker Michael Hollingsworth  More details to follow – watch this space!

Scams Forum

There is now a place to check if you are uncertain about an email message, to help members avoid internet ‘scams’. See the Scams Forum!  New scams keep appearing!  New reports are posted on BT and Amazon(who else?)

Book reviews now indexed!

As there is a growing number of reviews of books on the various book group pages and on the books forum, we have now created a master page to index them all.  This index page can be found here, and presents separate indexes for fiction and nonfiction.  Please do continue to add your comments on the Books Forum!

A challenge for 2021!

From Janet Jones In January, the Creative Writing Group were challenged to each come up with six words (and six words ONLY!) to convey their hopes for 2021. This is more difficult that it at first appears, but we’re sure you’re up for the challenge, and we’d love to hear your six words. Just go to the group… Read More »