Yoga – Chair Yoga & Meditation

 

The group is led by qualified yoga teacher Mary Callaghan. It is open to all who would like to experience this beautiful discipline as a path of self discovery using movement, breathing and meditation practices. We approach the class gently and progressively so every one can take part and benefit, regardless of ability, disability and experience. All our practices are done seated in a chair. Doors open at 12.00 for 12.15 prompt start. Finish at 13.15.

Contact Mary Callaghan 07810 133480

Technology and Changing Times

 

In this group we take a lively and news-focused look at the developing technologies of our time. Each week we look at recent reports on a technology topic from different angles, and then its likely impacts and implications – for our own lives, and for society generally. Where do we expect it to lead, and how do we feel about it?

Members of the groups are all interested in emerging technology, but you don’t need to have a technical background. Just be prepared to find out about what’s new and express your opinion!

Please note: this is NOT an IT support group.

 

 

Film in the Cinema

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We meet on the 3rd Friday of each month, exclusively on zoom and at present are a small group of 6-9 people. Our discussions last approximately an hour, sometimes a little longer.

We try to select one or two suitable films to discuss each month, one of which preferably should be on a streaming platform or terrestrial TV as not all our members are currently going to the cinema.

Some of us have been in the group a long time but new members with a passion for film are always welcome. Please contact Marta Brown as shown above if you would like more information, or would like to join.

History – A Sideways Look

 

This group looks ‘Sideways’ at history. We choose a particular period and examine what was happening at that period worldwide. None of us are experts; we share a curiosity about the past throughout the world. All group members participate in discussions and share the responsibility of researching/presenting topics of their choice.

From September 2023 we will be covering the period around 1650 which will give us the opportunity of looking at the civil war in England, Scotland and Ireland, the Netherlands’ Golden Age, the Thirty Years War, the siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Turks, the Safavid empire in Persia (which built the wonderful city of Isfahan), Caribbean pirates, the early transatlantic slave trade, the end of the Ming empire in China, the scientific revolution and much besides.

Michael Johns leads the group. We present papers on email and meet for discussion on zoom, to enable members with travel or mobility problems to participate. From time to time we meet in person for a social lunch.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Michael Johns

 

Bridge – Improvers Plus (Friday)

Bridge – Improvers Plus (Friday)

This friendly bridge group in the Highgate area for players who are improvers and past the beginning stage. They follow the playing session with tea, coffee and biscuits.

Street parking is usually available. Accessible by buses 214, 271, 210, 143 (5 minute walk) and Highgate tube (uphill about 10 minutes) or Archway tube plus bus.

 

NOW MEETING ON BRIDGE BASE ONLINE SUPPLEMENTED BY WHATSAPP OR ZOOM FOR AUDIO. Initially please contact Jim Sweeney on 0208 340 9282 for further information.