ANVIL in MARTOCK Programme for 2024

Meeting in Martock at the George Coffee House upstairs meeting room            from 10 – 12 am on Fridays. North St., Martock TA12 6ZD

23rd February. John Baxter, the founder of Anvil in Wincanton, spoke about the Israel/Hamas conflict with a contribution from David Warden. Chair of Dorset Humanists. Followed by an excellent discussion.

26th April: Ian Winkle, a retired Senior Lecturer in Marine Architecture at Glasgow University, talked about The Sinking of the Lusitania. This occurred in May 1915, and as well as being a great tragedy for those involved, it had huge historical consequences. Ian has a new theory on this.

24th May: Don Reed will talk about a recent best-selling book by David Graeber and David Wengrow “The Dawn of Everything”. This sets out new ideas on the history of humanity which run counter to conventional theory.

28th June: Greg Atkins (Martock) and Graham Stride (Wincanton) will put the arguments for and against the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia (assisted dying).

July 26th:? We are planning a trip to the Met Office in Exeter for a tour and a talk. To be organised.

27th September: Jules Reilly, a retired physiotherapist, will give a talk entitled Old Age, Don’t Take it Lying Down”. She has presented this talk before to the u3a Science Group, but says she has a lot more to say.

25th October: John Highnam will give a talk entitled “The Far Right Convicts”. This is based on the rise of extreme far right groups in Australia. Could it happen here?

22nd November: Paul Reilly, a retired Consultant Rheumatologist, will give a talk entitled “ The Treatment of Rheumatic diseases and how that changed during my professional lifetime”.