THE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL :: GREAT BRITAIN

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Calendar of Past Events

SATURDAY

19th May

 Alpha Chapter

Brunei Gallery at SOAS,

Visit to the Brunei Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Russell Square tube). Admission free. 

 

SATURDAY

21st APRIL

Gamma Chapter

 Lucy Adams from MIND

Lucy Adams and her colleague Sarah from West Kent Mind in Sevenoaks have been chosen by the chief executive, Jill Roberts, to talk to us as young members of staff. I have asked Lucy if she can include information about their connection with schools and young people as Teenage Mental Health is such an issue these day.

 Beechwood School Tunbridge Wellls. 

 

FRIDAY 13th

 

-SUNDAY 15th APRIL

 

GREAT BRITAIN STATE CONFERENCE

Specialist Provision in Education

Antoinette Hotel Kingston
Beaufort Road
Kingston
London, KT1 2TQ

For full details follow link

 Eirinn Carroll is in her final year as a student of The Brit School - a school founded and supported by the entertainment industry.  As a singer Eirinn studies in the Music strand of the school and will talk about her life as a student there with some musical interludes to describe her experience and entertain us."

SATURDAY

17th

MARCH

 Gamma Chapter

Works of Feeling,
Pre Raphaelite Book Illustration
Amanda-Jane Doran

Amanda-Jane Doran worked as Publishing Manager and Curator for Punch magazine for fifteen years. At present, she is cataloguing Victorian illustrated books in the Royal Academy Library and is a freelance writer and lecturer

Beechwood School Tunbridge Wellls.

 

SATURDAY 

10th

MARCH

 Alpha Chapter

Lindsay McHale speaking on 'Music Therapy in Africa' had to be cancelled.

Claire Purcell, Head of School, pictured on the left, gave a very interesting talk about the school  website and updated us on aspects of education at Dulwich Hamlet Junior School.

Venue: Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AL

Bring and share lunch from 12.30pm.

 
 SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY  Alpha Chapter

Visit to the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.

Founded by social historian Robert Opie, the museum tells the story of product marketing from Victorian times until today.

Exhibits range from tins of shoe polish to cereal boxes, radios and vacuum cleaners. 

New display on Sustainable Packaging.

 

SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY

Gamma Chapter

The Birds of Kent and Sussex 

 Brian Nobbs MSc., CBiol., MRSB, FRCPath.

 

 This is a photograph of Brian receiving the RSPB President's Award in 2015 from the current president, Miranda Krestovnikoff. This was in recognition of his voluntary work for the RSPB in various roles over the past 38 years.

By profession Brian was a biochemist in the NHS, and for the last 29 years, before he retired in 2007, was Principal Biochemist at Epsom & St. Helier University Hospital NHS Trust.

SATURDAY 20th JANUARY

Gamma Chapter

The Quicken Trust's work in Uganda.

Alan Archer

 Uganda Map Kabubbu

SATURDAY

13th JANUARY

2018

Alpha Chapter 

 

Harriet Goodman - 'Philosophy for Children (P4C)'.

 2.00pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Bryan Road, Rotherhithe.

Bring your own sandwich for lunch. Raffle. Parking in the Church Car Park.

 

SATURDAY

9th DECEMBER

 

 Alpha Chapter

Christmas Visit to The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AN.

This year The Charterhouse opened its doors to the public - the first time since its foundation in 1348. It has served as a monastery, private mansion, school and almshouse.

Followed by lunch at the Fox and Anchor. 

 Charterhouse

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER

Gamma Chapter

 

Anna Aston will talk prior to the Christmas Party.

 

SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER

Gamma Chapter

The Remarkable Story of C W Steel:  Japanese POW 

Charles Steel had the misfortune to take part in two great military disasters of the Second World War - the retreat of the BEF culminating in the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore.   Shortly before the latter, he married my mother, Louise.   Within days of being captured by the Japanese, he began writing a weekly letter to his new bride as a means of keeping in touch with her, in his mind. 

I have inherited these diaries.   Part love letters, part diary, they describe the horrors of working as a slave on the infamous Burma-Siam railway and in particular the construction of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai.   My illustrated talk brings to life an uplifting story of a London Stockbroker who recorded both beauty and reality and shows how people can maintain their morale under even the most extreme adversity.

 Margaret Sargent

Speaking in aid of West Kent Mind.

 

SATURDAY 11th

NOVEMBER

Alpha Chapter

Last minute change of speaker as Lindsay McHale is travelling due to business.

Mental Health - an insight on the role of psychiatric health workers today

Anne Ross, Mental Health Worker

Holy Trinity Church Hall. 3 Bryan Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5HF

 

SATURDAY

14TH

OCTOBER

Alpha Chapter

Tour of Dulwich Hamlet Junior School. 

14th October, 2.00pm. Claire Purcell will guide us on a tour of Dulwich Hamlet Junior School - an outstanding and technically very up-to-date school. 

Cancelled due to illness. 

Alternate programme:  Coffee in Dulwich Village followed by a meeting and visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery.  

 

 

EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE


Tallinn, Estonia

26th - 29th JULY, 2017

 

This promises to be as interesting as usual.
Information will be updated on the Estonian website.  www.dkgeesti.weebly.com  and European website.

www.dkgeurope.org  

 

 

THURSDAY
13th JULY

Gamma Chapter

  Visit to the Jerwood Gallery, Hasting

Exhibition of Quentin Blake,
`The only way to travel` and others.


 Followed by fish and chips

 

 THURSDAY

15th JUNE

 Gamma Chapter  

Visit to Norman's Bay

Hosted by Bettina Kulsdom

 

 SATURDAY

10th JUNE

 Alpha Chapter

Visit to the Newly Developed Area of the Wetlands
E. London

 

 
SATURDAY
22ND APRIL
Gamma Chapter

Amanda-Jane Doran

Amanda-Jane Doran worked as Publishing Manager and Curator for Punch magazine for fifteen years. At present, she is cataloguing Victorian illustrated books in the Royal Academy Library and is a freelance writer and lecturer

 
GREAT BRITAIN STATE CONFERENCE  

The State Conference is to be held in Historic Greenwich. Nearby is the River Thames, the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum.

Speakers include:

·         Louise Fahey is returning to update us on her work with young Afghani refugees; those of you who were not able to join us in Eastbourne will enjoy – if that is the word – listening to Louise’s account of her work, and the difficulties her clients face in settling into a new and alien life. Those who came and enjoyed the sunshine of Eastbourne will appreciate hearing again from an excellent speaker who moved us all.

·         Anne Hardy and Jessica Maddocks work for an organisation called KRAN – Kent Refugee Action Network. This is an independent charity supporting young, unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees; Anne and Jessica will talk about the projects that KRAN operates and their work within the organisation.

Haymanot Tesfa is an Ethiopian artist and singer who came to Britain as an asylum seeker, finally being granted permission to stay. She sings in the Amharic language. You can listen to her on YouTube to find out more about her singing style

 
SATURDAY   17th MARCH Alpha Chapter

Visit to Art Exhibition 
“Sussex Modernism”

2 Temple Place

 

 

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SATURDAY   17th MARCH

Gamma Chapter

Living through Change 

Dame Helena Shovelton 


Helena was manager of TW Citizens Advice Bureau and the chief executive for the whole country amongst other notable jobs.
 

Beechwood School,