March to May 2021
Each month prior to the meeting you will receive an email with the zoom meeting Id and password. You can join the meeting from 2pm for a prompt start at 2.30pm when the chairman will open the meeting. All participants will be muted from 2.25pm. A guide is given here on how to use zoom for monthly meetings.
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
TALK PRECEDED BY AGM STARTING AT 2PM
Reliving our Own Story: a vivid pastiche of our post-war social and cultural revolution.
Can you believe it? – Andrew Baker
Andrew Baker, a former headmaster with a particular interest is social, cultural and political change since the First World War and who regularly lectures to a range of audiences including cruise ship audiences, describes his talk as a “portrait of a turbulent society, unrecognisable from the bankrupt and exhausted Britain of 1945. A fascinating journey”.
Wednesday 7th April 2021
Time – Anthony Poulton-Smith
“Time- it is found woven into our language and yet why do we use multiples of twelve for various time periods? Why have we not produced a metric clock? Learn the fascinating answers to these and other questions and discover why punctuality and the humble timepieces of yesterday and today have created more than a few funny stories.”
Anthony Poulton- Smith is a freelance journalist and author, currently has 80 books published and many articles, crosswords, puzzles and quizzes – together with some 1,700 articles and over two hundred books as a ghost-writer.
Wednesday 5th May 2021
Polperro – Cornwall’s Forgotten Art Centre – David Tovey
“During the late nineteenth and for much of the twentieth century, Polperro was considered one of Cornwall’s leading art centres. It was referred to as “the haunt of half the artists of Britain”, and as being one of the most painted villages in the world. Yet a visitor to Polperro today would come away completely oblivious that it had any artistic heritage at all.”
David, an independent art historian, who specialises in Cornish art and is an Arts Society lecturer, will present his ground-breaking research into the fascinating story of art in Polperro and, in particular, will highlight how it became the Cornish destination of choice for a number of significant foreign artists. He will also reveal what artists tell us about Polperro’s smuggling and fishing past through the changing harbourscape.
Jane Ward (Speaker Secretary)