Current Affairs 1

Coordinator Moya Melville

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Current Affairs Group 1 is resuming its meetings in person on the second Monday of the month from 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. from 14th February 2022. This friendly group meets in the private room in The Saracen’s Head, and on the rare occasions when this is not possible, we meet in a member’s home.

At the previous month’s meeting, a ‘starter topic’ is chosen, which we all investigate before the next meeting and discuss it during the first part of the meeting.  Topics discussed during last year included

‘Are GCSE and A Level public examinations still fit for purpose?’; ‘E-Scooters: a solution to a problem, or a new problem?’; ‘What can we, as individuals, do NOW to help slow down climate change?’ and ‘Should we be honest with our children about Father Christmas?’.

The rest of the meeting is spent with each member presenting a topic which has caught his or her attention during the month, which can be local, national, international – and sometimes light-hearted. We keep our membership to twelve as this enables everyone to have an opportunity to present his or her topic for consideration by the group in the time available. We try to avoid ‘party politics’ and all views are valid. Chairing the meeting is shared amongst members: each member runs one meeting per year, always in an informal way.

When we meet at The Saracen’s Head, we are expected to pay for a cup of tea or coffee during the meeting, and we also enjoy a celebration lunch together before one of our meetings during the year.  If you are interested in joining this group, where there is currently one vacancy, please contact the Group Co-ordinator Moya Melville. Your name will be placed on a waiting list once these vacancies are filled, so please get in touch.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Group Co-ordinator Moya Melville




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