The Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday June 25th. In his report the President said that the last session of lectures were, as expected, of the usual high standard and he reported that most of the next session lectures were already booked. He thanked the Programme Secretary for his hard work and persistence contacting prospective lecturers and juggling dates. The President also paid tribute to all Council members for their continued support and he also thanked all those members who helped at meetings by putting out chairs, making coffee and providing refreshments etc.
Enclosed with this Newsletter you will find the Programme Card for the next session. More cards are available at meetings, so do take some if you are able to put them in public places such as libraries, schools etc
At the Council meeting held on April 9th the Secretary announced that she had received no new nominations from the membership but Council had proposed Alexander Menegas and confirmed the election of David Markham who had been co-opted by Council since the previous AGM. The revised constitution requires that one ordinary member of Council should retire each year. Roger O’Brien volunteered to stand down due to other commitments. We thank Roger for his help and hope that he will return to Council in the future.
Your Council elected at the AGM is as follows:
|Secretary||Dr. Julie Atkinson|
|Treasurer & Membership Secretary||John Tennant|
|Programme Secretary||Jim Brightwell|
|Ordinary Members (Max 5)||Dr. Kevin Devine, David Brandt, Martin Williams, David Markham, Alexander Menegas|
The first meeting of the new session is on Thursday September 17th when Professor Heinz Wolff from Brunel University and past President of HSS (from 1968-1987) makes a welcome return to the HSS with a talk entitled: YOUR HAND IS A MIRACLE. Concern about the loss of dexterity in a digital world and the need for many more hands for care of the elderly. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
This article by Peter R Wallis was repeated from the December 2014 Newsletter in error. The new article will be published in the December 2015 newsletter.
Members are invited to join a guided walk on Hampstead Heath led by Diana Clements. This is a three mile walk looking at the geology of the heath and how it effects the landscape and what grows (and doesn’t grow) there. We will also be looking at geology-related topics such as springs and water supply and industrial archaeology, and we will be using the vantage point afforded by the Heath’s elevated situation to look at the structure of the Thames Valley and how that has influenced the siting of London.
NO NEED TO BOOK – JUST TURN UP AT THE FLAGSTAFF, WHITESTONE POND BY 10:30 AM.
Last updated 20-Oct-2015