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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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SUES Committee Meeting: 03/09/2021

Present – Alan Potter (Chair), Margaret Boneham, Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, Mary Ormsby, John Sharp, Christine Vasey Apologies – Bob Neate The meeting took place via Zoom. Minutes The minutes of the Committee Meeting on 23rd July were approved with a minor correction on dates. It was agreed that, useful though it was, the written…
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SUES Committee Meeting: 23/07/2021

Present – Alan Potter (Chair), Margaret Boneham, Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, Bob Neate, Mary Ormsby, Christine Vasey Apologies – John Sharp The meeting took place at All Saints Church Hall after the AGM Minutes The revised minutes of the Committee Meeting on11th June were circulated and approved. They now include a brief note from Peter…
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SUES Committee Meeting: 11/06/2021

Present – Alan Potter (Chair), Margaret Boneham, Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, Bob Neate, Mary Ormsby, John Sharp, Christine Vasey The meeting took place via Zoom Minutes The minutes of the Committee Meeting on 7th May were approved. They now become ‘Archive’ and will be available on Website Matters Arising – Website Update There was general…
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SUES Committee Meeting: 07/05/2021

Present – Alan Potter (Chair), Margaret Boneham, Peter Firth, Roger Mitchell, Bob Neate, Mary Ormsby, John Sharp (part 2 only), Christine Vasey The meeting took place via Zoom and was in two parts. Part 1 – General Discussion of the ‘Website Refresh’ and the role of the Website in recruiting new members and supporting and…
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SUES AGM 2021 Minutes

Minutes of Annual General Meeting on Friday 23rd July 2021 This was the first in person meeting of the Society since the pandemic forced a move to on-line meetings. It was well-attended with almost 20 members present and another dozen sending apologies The minutes of the 2020 AGM were accepted. The Acting Chair’s Report was…
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SUES FORUM 22: 08/2021

Introduction We have reached the point when SUES intends to resume activities on traditional lines. Members (existing and prospective) are invited to take out membership for 2021-2, which will be valid from September 1st. The basic subscription has been increased to £10 in the light of the extra opportunities that SUES now offers, although the…
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SUES FORUM 21: 07/2021

Introduction We have reached an important stage in the development of SUES. The Society has been kept going throughout the months of Covid restrictions by means of this FORUM and several Zoom meetings. Recently we ventured out for a face-to-face gathering – in the open air. You will find a report on this below. We…
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SUES FORUM 20: 06/2021

Introduction We are reaching the end of what has been a strange year, with an Annual General Meeting looming, which will confirm the administrative and policy basis for the coming year. Information concerning the AGM is given below, and as it will also contain a social element we hope members will feel encouraged to attend.…
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