July 2022: Scones and Other Curiosities

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We will have jam! We will have cream! We will have scones! We will also have a chap called Stephen Flinders and his ”box of curiosities”.

Originally we were planning a tea testing workshop, but unfortunately our taste-master had to cancel her booking.

Mr. Flinders is a historian and professional speaker. Can you guess what his historical tools and objects are? Well, you don’t know yet… you’ll have to come and see 👀

Please bring your own plate and cutlery for your scone.

We will provide the scones, jam, cream, and the historian!

I’m sure there is a good pun about ”digging in” and scones and archaeologists, but you’ll have to let me know what it is when you see me at the meeting…

→ What To Bring 

  • A plate and fork and/or knife for your scone;
  • A mug for tea or coffee;
  • Name badge.

→ Next Three Meetings 

  • August: Treasure hunt (note: this meeting has been changed from a picnic to a treasure hunt)
  • September: Ballet Fit
  • October: ”Mildred the Lady Historian”

Click here for our 2022 Calendar.

→ Subgroup Calendar 

  • Saturday 16, 14:00: Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 20, 19:00: Supper Club at The Vic
  • Wednesday 27, 14:00: Cafe Society (TBC)
  • Thursday 28, 19:00: Book Club (Zoom): Tulip Feverby Deborah Moggach
  • Sunday 31, 10:00: Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Spontaneous: Cinema Trip

→ Email Roundup 


Register your interest

Hayley, who organises the Hive’s monthly craft group, has sent in this message:

Numbers have been low for a few months and room hire has increased so we are trying to plan a way forward. The first step is to find out interest.

You can get in touch through Facebook or thehivewi@gmail.com.

The craft group meets on the third Saturday of the month at 14:00 at Beeston Methodist Church.

Featured image: this lovely bit of needle work by Hive member Louise didn’t make it in time for our last newsletter, but it was too good not to include now!

Supper Club

The Victoria Inn 🚂

The Victoria Inn is a gem of a pub. Our supper clubbers are going this month to sample The Vic’s paella night. A real treat in this weather! (Rice nice, you might even say…).

The Victoria’s patio garden backs onto the train station, which you can see in the image below…

It is a bit of a novelty to eat with the trains chugging by. You can pretend you’re about to get on a train to Spain for real.

Book Club

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

‘A gorgeous novel’ Mail on Sunday

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes a thrilling story of power, lust and deception…

Seventeenth-century Amsterdam – a city in the grip of tulip fever.

Sophia’s husband Cornelis is one of the lucky ones grown rich from this exotic new flower. To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his beautiful bride. But as the portrait grows, so does the passion between Sophia and the painter; and ambitions, desires and dreams breed an intricate deception and a reckless gamble.

Now a major film starring Oscar winners Dame Judi Dench, Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz and adapted for the screen by Sir Tom Stoppard.

Feel free to come whether you’ve read the book or not.

Cinema Trip Suggestion

Top Gun: Maverick

What it’s about:

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. (8.6/10, 220k votes)

Our cinema trips are spontaneous and every member is welcome to make suggestions and plan a trip: The Arc Cinema.

Other News

NFWI Annual Meeting Resolution Result 2022

The votes were cast and the resolution passed with flying colours: a majority of 96.5%!

Here is a reminder of what the resolution is about:

Women and Girls with ASD & ADHD – under-identified, under-diagnosed, misdiagnosed, under-supported

Women and girls presenting with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are going undiagnosed. The NFWI calls on the government and funding bodies to fund research into the female presentation of ASD and ADHD, and for action to be taken to improve the diagnosis process for women and girls, to ensure that they are equipped to better manage these conditions and do not suffer in silence. The NFWI further calls on WI members to raise awareness within their WIs of the issues facing women and girls with ASD and ADHD.

More information will be in this month’s edition of WI Life.

You can also watch a presentation on YouTube that was hosted by the NFWI several months before the Annual Meeting. It gives a good overview about what autism and ADHD are:

A recording of the Annual Meeting will be uploaded to The Women’s Institute’s YouTube channel. I will include it in our newsletter when it is available for those who are interested.

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