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MONTHLY MEETINGS

Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in the Staff Common Room or LCT 17,  Keynes College, UKC, by kind permission of the Master.

Members are asked to pay £2.00 per meeting which includes cold refreshments available from 7.15 pm

PROGRAMME 2017-2018

Thursday 21 September 7.30 pm

MEMBERS’ EVENING AND CONFERENCE REPORTS

Canterbury members are delighted that Aisha Alshawaf was elected a Vice-President of University Women of Europe at the annual meeting in Graz at the end of August.

 Thursday 19 October  7.30 pm

THE POLITICS AND THE MEDIA IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA: REPORTING THE WORLD OF DONALD TRUMP

Prof Tim Luckhurst, Head of the Centre for Journalism, University of  Kent

At our October meeting Professor Tim Luckhurst gave a talk entitled "The Politics and the Media in the Post-Truth era: reporting the world of Donald Trump and Brexit".   The talk began by highlighting the importance of Thomas Paine's work Freedom of the Press and it's influence on modern politics and media. Mention was made of Trump's attempt to discredit Obama's eligibility to be the American President, the pitfalls of relying on social media for news, the  role of algorithms in social media, that there seems to be no longer a need for factual evidence for political claims, problems caused by lack of regulation of the internet, the suggestion that the internet giants should be regulated by domestic laws to ensure accuracy and impartiality, and the interdependency​ of impartiality and prosperity.

Thursday 16 November 7.30 pm

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – CONTROVERSIES FOR CRITICAL DEBATE

Prof John Dore, Emeritus Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent

Sunday 10 December 12.30 pm

CHRISTMAS LUNCH       

Howfield Manor, Chartham Hatch

Thursday 18 January   7.30 pm

MOTHERING PSYCHOANALYSIS

Prof Janet Sayers, Emeritus Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology, University of Kent

Thursday 15 February 7.30 pm

A NOVEL ELECTRONIC FACIAL IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUE FOR LOCATING SUSPECTS IN POLICE INVESTIGATIONS

Dr Stuart Gibson, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent

Thursday 15 March 7.30 pm

AN EDUCATION IN ARCHITECTURE

Rebecca Hobbs, Lecturer in Design and Communication, Kent School of Architecture

 

Thursday 19 April 7.30 pm

TEACHER OR MUSICIAN?  THE PROFESSIONAL LIVES AND MULTIPLE IDENTITIES OF PERIPATETIC INSTRUMENTAL TEACHERS WORKING IN THE UK

Kerry Boyle, Singer, Conductor, Arranger, Voice Teacher, Musical examiner, School of Music and Performing Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University

Thursday 17 May                    7.30 pm

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday 21 June 7.30 pm

SURVIVING DOMESTIC ABUSE

Emma Threadingham and Julie Morgan Supported Housing Officers, Centra Support, Clarion Housing Group, Canterbury

 

 

PROGRAMME 2016-17

T  Thursday 15 September           7.30 pm

  MEMBERS’ EVENING AND CONFERENCE REPORTS

T  Thursday 20 October                7.30 pm

T  THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF GWI HEGG-HOFFET FUND

C  Christel Moor - Convenor of the Fund

T  Thursday 17 November           7.30 pm

THE INFLUENCE OF SCIENCE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ON ART

Prof Mohammed Sobhy, Emeritus Professo of Electronics, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, UKC

S  Sunday 11 December CHRISTMAS LUNCH at Howfield Manor, Chartham Hatch 12.30for 1 pm

 

CThursday 19 January 7.30 pm

GLOBALLY, WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Prof Rachel Forrester-Jones, Professor in Social Inclusion, Tizard Centre, UKC

 The talk outlined the causes, definition and prevalence of intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The impact of living longer for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the effect of testing prior to birth, shifting attitudes and practice changes were also mentioned.

 

T Thursday 16 February                             7.30 pm

E  ELIZABETH BARTON, “THE HOLY MAID OF KENT”: POWERFUL WOMAN OR PAWN OF MEN?

    Dr Doreen Rosman, Historian (formerly UKC)

T  Thursday 16 March                 7.30 pm

The talk explored the reasons why Elizabeth Barton's death was so public.  She was a visionary who gained a great following in her time.  The speaker detailed the prophesies made by Elizabeth Barton that came to fruition, the entrenched belief in the supernatural in the 16th century, that a church commission initially concluded that what Elizabeth Barton claimed was orthodox.  Dr Rosman explained that after the enquiry Elizabeth Barton prophesied about the consequences of Henry VIII divorcing Katherine of Aragon, and subsequently Elizabeth Barton confessed under duress that her predictions were of her own failings, after a further inquiry six people including Elizabeth Barton were hanged for treason.  The speaker emphasised the way religious views and preferences impact on how the account of Elizabeth Barton is interpreted.  Consequently some conclude Elizabeth Barton was used as a pawn, while others think she was inspired by other women who held strong views.

 

T  THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN

L  Louise Mackinney, Psychotherapist, Head of Counselling at the Rising Sun, Canterbury

 T  Thursday 20 April                   7.30 pm

CRIME, HEALTH AND EDUCATION –IT’S BEEN AN INTERESTING LIFE SO FAR

Peter Hermitage, Formerly Chief Constable QPM (rtd) Director of National Police Training (rtd); Governor of CCCU

At our April meeting Peter Hermitage, QPM, gave a talk entitled "Crime, Health and Education - it's been an interesting life....so far!" The talk focused on the changes that have taken place in crime and how the speaker's understanding increased as his role became more strategic. Reference was made to: how attitudes regarding gender and ethnicity have altered since 1968;, the significant increase in drug and alcohol related problems; the crime survey; the way domestic violence is treated has drastically changed because of numerous murders that have occurred; how the statistics relating to crimes involving violence have changed; how fraud and computer misuse are hidden problems; the improvements in training and managing public disorder.  The speaker made mention of the root change in the nature and targets of terrorist activity since 1970, and the subsequent management of major attacks and disasters.  The necessity for information management and debriefing members of the police force after major incidents were also emphasised.

Thursday 18 May                    7.30 pm

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday 15 June                    7.30 pm

WOMEN AND SOCIAL REFORM IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY: A CASE STUDY ON AMELIA SCOTT OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS.

Anne Logan, Senior Lecturer in Social History at UKC,

In June Dr Anne Logan gave a talk entitled "Women and Social Reform in the early 20th century: a case study on Amelia Scott of Tunbridge Wells".  Amelia Scott was part of the Tunbridge Wells suffrage movement.  In 1911 the majority of the town's population were female. Mention was made of Amelia Scott's interest in civic responsibilities, how she founded the local branch of the National Union of Women Workers, that she was a Poor Law Guardian for Tonbridge Union and she supported the Welfare State.  Many of her philanthropy activities were aimed at young women, she was a Vice President of the Women's Suffrage Society and she​ set up a soldiers laundry during The Great War.  After the war she was elected to the local council and she served on some national committees, she also campaigned for a maternity hospital.

SUMMER LUNCH

 July 16, 2017.  At home of Aldwyth Garside

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in

the SCR or LCT 17, Keynes College, UKC, by kind permission of the Master.

Members are asked to pay £2.00 per meeting which includes cold refreshments available from 7.15 pm.

NATIONAL PROGRAMME

Here are a few dates to note:

Tuesday

15 Nov 2016

Westminster Seminar

House of Lords

Tuesday

15 Nov 2016

Sybil Campbell Collection  - Annual Lecture

Saturday

25 March 2017

Southern Region AGM - Canterbury

Friday – Sunday

21-23 July 2017

National AGM

Durham

The calendar and application forms for these and other events can be found in BFWG NEWS or on www.bfwg.org.uk

 

CAWG Programme 2015-16

Thursday 17 September 7.30 pm

MEMBERS’ EVENING AND CONFERENCE REPORTS

Thursday 15 October 7.30 pm

MEMORY AND DRESS

Julia Twigg, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent

Julia Twig discussed the way that our dress changes in time to conform to historical change but also in the way that we see ourselves as we aged - or not - if we wish to display a certain image.

Thursday 19 November 7.30 pm

REMEMBER THE LADIES: REFLECTIONS ON WOMEN AND UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN THE US, THEN AND NOW

George Conyne, Historian specialising in American constitutional, political and diplomatic history at the University of Kent. Early in its history the new colonies of north America needed educated women.  

Sunday 13 December 12.30

CHRISTMAS LUNCH for 1 pm

Howfield Manor, Chartham Hatch

Thursday 21 January 7.30 pm

PLAYING THE PUBLIC INQUIRY GAME

Wendy Le-Las, Planning Consultant

Thursday 18 February 7.30pm

WOMEN AND EDUCATION IN TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND

Jacqueline Eales, Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University

Thursday 17 March 7.30 pm

EVERYDAY LIFE IN PALESTINE – THE EFFECT OF OCCUPATION ON FAMILIES

Keith Dimond, Volunteer on a World Council of Churches Project in Palestine

In March Keith Dimond gave a talk on "Everyday Life in Palestine".  Keith spent three months in Tulkarm, a Muslim town, in occupied Palestine observing agricultural workers and school children.  The talk outlined how the human rights of Palestinians are infringed and emphasised problems caused by: the Israeli barrier, settlements built on occupied land, relocation of Israeli chemical factory near to Palestine farmland, and structures being demolished. Reference was made to Palestinian human rights groups, finally possibilities for ways to attempt to reduce the problems were suggested.

Thursday 21 April 7.30 pm

JANE AUSTEN

Mary Evans, LSE Centennial Professor at the Gender Institute

In April Mary Evans a lecturer from the London School of Economics gave a talk on Jane Austen.  Reference was made to the domestic setting Austen wrote in, her awareness of military conflicts and politics of 18th century and its impact in her novels, the importance of money in relation to her work.  The talk focused on the social interactions between Austen's characters and Austen's avant garde style of showing how social power is exerted.

Thursday 19 May 7.30 pm

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday 16 June 7.30 pm

THE STORY OF LADY CECILE KEMBALL-COOK (1917-1979)

Richard Kemball-Cook, Chartered Accountant who has held senior posts with the MoD and BT

In June Richard Kemball Cook gave an talk about the life of his step grandmother, Lady Cecile Kemball Cook.  Mention was made of how Lady Cecile left Russia after her first husband died and arrived in Paris at the end of WWI where she met Richard's grandfather who was married. He was serving on the Reparations Committee in Versailles. The talk focused on Lady Cecile's designer clothes and shoes, her connection with Keynes' wife, how the demand on his grandfather's time in World War Two gave Lady Cecile the opportunity to exchange letters with another man, and American Colonel.  He read some extracts of the letters to Lady Cecile which she received every day. Richard Kemball Cook described how he was able to track the activities of her lover's participation in the war after D Day through his letters.

Sunday in July 12.30

SUMMER LUNCH for 1 pm

Date and venue to be confirmed

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in the Staff Common Room or LCT 17,

Keynes College, UKC, by kind permission of the Master.

Members are asked to pay £2.00 per meeting which includes cold refreshments available from 7.15 pm

 

 

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