THE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL :: GREAT BRITAIN

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Calendar of Past Events

Wednesday

1st August

Gamma Chapter

Visit to home of Sheila Roberts

Marvan House, Shoreham Lane, St Michael's, Tenterden. TN30 6EG

11 am.

Sheila will supply coffee and biscuits and has generously offered  to provide a  Coronation Chicken dish and a lemon ice cream. Wine, water and soft drinks will also be available.

Suggestions for volunteers to add to the meal are a pasta salad, a green salad and a veggie salad-for example tomato or carrot or whatever. People may prefer to bring a dessert-au choix!

There is a warm swimming pool (indoors-ie in a glass enclosure) so bring swimmies if you would like a dip.

We look forward to hearing whether you can join us.

 

 Saturday

21st July

 

Alpha Chapter

 

2.00pm Helen Mead. Helen with her colleague Maimunat will talk about the work of the Greenwich Migrant Hub which supports vulnerable migrant families in Greenwich and the surrounding boroughs with problems regarding housing, employment, education etc.

Unfortunately this could not take place.

12.30pm Bring and share lunch. Speaker, followed by a Business meeting. Discussion session regarding revitalisation. 

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School SE21.

 

 

Friday

13th July

Gamma Chapter

  Visit to Herstmonceaux Castle

BN27 1RN

Meet at 11am at Chestnut Tea Room

 

 

 

Tuesday

3rd July

 

 

Alpha Chapter

 The Royal Society Summer Exhibition - a 'must see' experience.

Meet at the entrance to The Royal Society at 11.00am.

 

 The photographs shows members at one of the 22 exhibits - this one  about 'Guardians of the Gut'.

     

   

 

 

Saturday

23rd June

 

  

 

Alpha Chapter

Alpha Chaper Summer Outing to Greenwich. 

We meet at 11:00am on the concourse at the foot of Canada Tower outside the main entrance/exit at Canary Wharf Station. We journey to Heron Quays Station on the DLR and travel to Island Gardens (Isle of Dogs). A short walk will take us straight to the North Tower which is the entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, (lift available).
     A lift at the South Tower (or spiral staircase) will bring us out close to the Cutty Sark, now being refurbished. We will look at Greenwich Market, the National Maritime Museum and then have lunch and walk up to the Observatory and admire the views across London.
Mid afternoon we travel back via boat to Westminster.

     

 Alpha Members at Greenwich

 Friday

13th June

Gamma Chapter

Visit to Bewl Water

TN3 8JH

Wonderful scenary and walks

 

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 MIN

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.