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SUES FORUM 33: 07/2022

Introduction RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!Your membership subscription is due for renewal on 1st September 2022 We are now in a position to start the process of renewing membership for the year 2022-3. You will find accompanying this FORUM, as separate items the provisional programme for the year and an application form for membership renewal and course…
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SUES FORUM 32: 06/2022

Introduction This edition of FORUM is mainly devoted to information and organisation. In the first place, please note that the AGM is now upon us. We intend to keep the business side of this quite short, so that the main part of the meeting will be a talk by Jill Newsham on Modern Art for…
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SUES FORUM 31: 05/2022

Introduction Our third multi-session course ‘The Secret Life of the Human Brain’ is now well underway and is proving a fascinating account of this remarkable organ. Our next event will be the AGM on 24th June. Although there will be a reminder in the next edition of FORUM, we urge you to put the date…
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SUES FORUM 30: 04/2022

Introduction You will notice the inclusion of a new feature in this edition. Instead of adding committee meeting minutes to the website, we are providing a report (not the full minutes) both for the website and FORUM. We are just about to start the third course for the current year. The first meeting on ‘The…
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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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