Discussion

Group Leader: Judy
Venue: Meet at the Theatre Royal Foyer—then go to the 2nd floor
Day: 2nd Wednesday Time: 10:30

Everyone is welcome to join us for a discussion or to sit and listen to the debate. Just turn up on the day. Topics are very varied. Recent subjects for discussion included “The new Plymouth coach station”, “Is Commerce the new religion”; “Populism”

 


Etymology – Fun with Words

Group Leader: Maria-Elvina
Venue: Member’s Home
Day: 1st Monday Time: 10:00

Topics vary from names (People’s & Places) Games, and June’s topic is proverbs and sayings.


Features & Facts

Group Leader: Jenny
Venue: Wolseley Trust Conference Centre
Day: 4th Thursday
Time: 14:00

No prior knowledge required. Any discussion & research optional. Travel the world & universe throughout time. Humans, animals, plants, landscapes, natural & man-made structures, explorers & famous people. Just about anything fact based, not covered by existing groups.


Ethics

Group Leader: Norma
Venue: Room 214 Rolle Building, Plymouth University
Day: Various Time: 16:30

 


Literature 2

Group Leader: Jean
Venue: Church of the Ascension, Crownhill
Day: 3rd Tuesday
Time: 10:30

Literature 2 group.


Myths & Legends

Group Leader: Susan W
Venue: Wolseley Conference Centre
Day: 1st Friday Time: 14:00

The group chooses a topic to explore and everyone contributes to the research so that we all learn from each other. Over time, one’s knowledge and understanding of Mythology expands and deepens. Topics we have explored recently include Hercules, Troy, Gilgamesh, The Underworld, Beowolf, Mythical Animals, etc.


Poetry

Group Leader: Judy & Pat
Venue: The Quaker House, Mutley Plain.
Day: 1st Wednesday
Time: 10:30

6 December ‘Winter Wonders’


Philology

Group Leader: Susan W
Venue: Wolseley Conference Centre
Day: 4th Tuesday Time: 14:00

Philology is the study of words and language. We all contribute towards chosen topics and discuss matters arising from our selections. No specialism is required—just the ability to draw upon your own spoken language to provide examples. Having just lost several members we have room for more to join the group and will return to the Wolseley Trust Room if enough people join.


World Religions, Customs & Outreach

Group Leader: Trish & Ann
Venue: Welcome Hall, Devonport.
Day: 1st Tuesday Time: 10:30 (Coffee and Biscuits from 10.00)

Everyone very welcome.
2nd  January – no  meeting,
6th Febrary – The  Children’s  Society – Talk by Ann  Stephens (who  started the group)
6th  March – Fisherman’s/Seaman’s   Missions. – Superintendent Paul Hingston
3rd April – South Africa Revisited. – Maggie Teuke


Writers

Contact: Keith
Venue: Mutley
Day: 1st Wednesday Time: 14:00

At each monthly meeting a title/theme/topic is agreed for the next session, when we each read out our prepared piece and get feedback (honest and constructive). We are not a taught group – so no lessons on how to write. A major part of the interest in the group is hearing how others have interpreted an idea, because of this format, our writings tend to be fairly short pieces, so that everyone gets to be heard; “part-works” are possible too, but it is not the place to try out your autobiography or the next novel!