We meet twice monthly, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, in the afternoon at the Blue Beetle in N3. We are happy to welcome new members; please contact David Lewis as shown above.

Women in Society


Women in Society  seeks to explore, discuss and learn about the changes and challenges of the role of women within our various cultures and how history will view us – the 20/21st century woman.   We set our informal agenda for each meeting with an agreed subject or in response to a significant current situation. You need to be prepared to take part, be open, and have fun! If you’re interested, phone Cheryl on the number above.



Portrait Studio

Suitable for those with some experience to very advanced. It is tutored by Michael, a very experienced teacher. A termly fee is payable for the model. We combine serious study with fun!

New Members:  there are occasional spaces – contact Michael as above.

History – A Sideways Look 2


So successful had the long-running Sideways Look at History been, that in 2016 a second group was formed, looking at every aspect of history all over the globe c 1500 AD.  A particular feature of its first year was a term looking at various forms of international trade and its surprisingly powerful impact on politics and alliances between nations, the papacy and city states.  In 2021-22  we will cover the 12th and 13th centuries CE.  Think you know little about it?  Come along and find out how much there is to discover. Zoom has proved a very sociable medium and excellent for visual materials, therefore the group has voted to continue online.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Christine Barnard.

Festina Lente (Latin)

Our ‘self-help’ group is enjoying renewing our link with Latin and trying to compose passages here and there, with our varying levels of ability. If you are thinking of joining us you would need to be at about the same level as we are (Oxford Latin Course Book 2,or Cambridge Book 4)!

Parking available.