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SUES FORUM 29: 03/2022

Introduction The completion of Roger Mitchell’s course on the Country House in the Twentieth Century marked the end of an epic journey that has lasted for some of our members for five years, as the development of the country house in England has been explored since the Middle Ages. Roger’s enthusiasm, manner of presentation and…
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SUES FORUM 28: 02/2022

Introduction The eight-session course on the Country House in the Twentieth Century is progressing well. Six meetings have already taken place and even though we still have almost fifty years to cover, Roger is confident that he will be able to reach the Millennium by the time the course concludes on Monday March 7th. The…
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SUES FORUM 27: 01/2022

Introduction We wish all SUES members a Happy New Year with hopes that someday soon we will beyond Covid anxieties and restrictions. At the moment, however, we have to take note of official guidance and ‘proceed with caution’. The first session of Roger Mitchell’s course on ‘The Country House in the Twentieth Century’ took place…
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SUES FORUM 26: 12/2021

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL SUES MEMBERS! Introduction This second Christmas edition of FORUM contains a quiz, a form of family entertainment that often emerges at Christmas get-togethers; a thoughtful article from Alan Potter on national service; and a more frivolous piece suitable for the season of pantomime. Our first extended…
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SUES FORUM 25: 11/2021

Introduction Although a quarter of a century is not usually a cause for celebration, we are pleased and somewhat surprised that we have moved so far. SUES FORUM only sprung into life in March 2020 at the start of lockdown. Its intention was to give SUES members some intellectual nourishment to justify their continuing membership…
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SUES Committee Meeting: 13/12/2021

SUES Committee Meeting Monday 13th December 2021 at 4.30pm. Present – Alan Potter (Chair), Margaret Boneham, Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, Bob Neate, Mary Ormsby, John Sharp. Apologies from Christine Vasey The meeting took place via Zoom MINUTES The minutes of the Committee Meeting on 15th November were approved. The minutes now become ‘Archive’ and will…
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SUES Committee Meeting: 21/09/2021

Present – Alan Potter (Chair), Margaret Boneham, Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, John Sharp. Apologies – Bob Neate, Mary Ormsby, Christine Vasey The meeting took place via Zoom Minutes The minutes of the Committee Meeting on 3rd September were approved. The minutes now become ‘Archive’ and will be available on Website. Matters Arising These are covered…
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SUES FORUM 24: 10/2021

Introduction This month we are delighted to present two new contributors. The article by Martin Perry was inspired by Roger’s of last month, while John Turner sees the funny side of medicine, all too necessary in these difficult times. We are sure that you will find both of them entertaining, and we hope that more…
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A. E. Housman – A Poet and a Scholar

Christine Vasey’s presentation on A. E. Housman was delivered with verve and humour, and it was well-illustrated by readings of his poems and relevant music. Housman is best-known for his collection of poems, ‘A Shropshire Lad’, though he did not spend much of his time in that county. However, Shropshire represented a sort of rural…
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SUES FORUM 23: 09/2021

Introduction Our 2021-2 programme got off to a flying start on Friday with a most interesting talk by Christine Vasey. As the event took place in the main hall at All Saints, the audience (numbering the mid-twenties) was comfortably spaced out. The last edition of FORUM set up arrangements for members to resubscribe and for…
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