Coronavirus Announcement

Dear SUES Member As you will have realised already, the present emergency makes it impossible for the Society to run its planned programme over the next few months. Reluctantly but inevitably, we are therefore cancelling the following events: The two ‘Follow Up’ Activities for the Victorian Country House Course. The visits to Scarisbrick Hall on…

SUES Forum #7: 06/2020

Introduction After our last edition, a special poetry number, we return to a more conventional format. However, as we received more poems than we could print in one go, we will include one in each edition for the time being. This does not rule out having another poetry-only edition, but this time with members’ own…

SUES Forum #6: 06/2020

Introduction We had planned a different sort of Friday afternoon meeting for June, one in which members could bring poems which appealed to them and explain the reasons for their choices. Rather than lose this idea we have decided to do something similar through the medium of Forum. This is, therefore, a poetry edition.  Of…

SUES Forum #5: 05/2020

Introduction Doesn’t time fly when you are enjoying yourself! There have been a number of different responses to lock-down, but this is probably not one of them. However, some people have managed to keep themselves busy, and we are able to produce the fifth edition of our Forum. The first item, a book review, has…

SUES Forum #4: 05/2020

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote,The droghte of March hath perced to the roote,And bathed every veyne in swich licóurOf which vertú engendred is the flour;Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breethInspired hath in every holt and heethThe tendre croppes, and the yonge sonneHath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne,And smale foweles maken…

SUES Forum #3: 04/2020

Introduction We continue the SUES Forum with an attempt to broaden the scope of our material and start with a scientific item from Alan Potter on the chemical elements. This triggered off a memory of Tom Lehrer’s patter song on the same theme, so we have included some reference to the song and its author.…

SUES Forum #2: 04/2020

Introduction Our first Forum seems to have been well received and so we intend to continue with this venture, at least for the duration of the current restrictions.  For our first item Roger has decided to pursue further the theme of hermitages; for the second John has submitted a book review, whose relevance to the…

SUES Forum #1: 04/2020

Introduction: Remaining in Touch In these difficult times when, as with other organisations, we have had to suspend our operations for an unknown period, we decided to try to keep SUES alive and in business without actually meeting in person. This Forum is the first of what we hope will be a series of information…

Newsletter: February 2020

Southport University Extension Society Newsletter: February 2020 Meeting: 6th March Our next meeting will be held on Friday 6th March at 2pm at All Saints Church Hall, Park Road, Southport. Dr Glenn Godenho will speak on the subject of PHAROAHS AND WARLORDS. Images of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs suggest that they were seen as powerful, infallible,…