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Exeter Golf & Country Club

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Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
https://www.exetergcc.co.uk/

January 2019

Hong Kong before and after the transfer of sovereignty

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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In 1981, Brian Renwick moved to Hong Kong where he held a number of senior management roles and became involved with the wider community and fascinated by the history of the dependency since it was ceded to Britain by the Qing dynasty in 1842. Brian will be speaking about his experiences, hopes and expectations for the future. Time: 12:30pm Cost: Members £24.00 and guests £26.00 Venue: Exeter Golf & Country Club Further information: Tim Pink on sheila.pink@btinternet.co.uk

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April 2019

My great pleasures

Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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British actor, Michael Wade has worked in theatre and films in the UK and overseas. He has appeared in film and television in such favourites as ‘A Man for All Seasons’, ‘A Dance with the Music of Time’ and ‘Brighton Belles'. He has worked with Antony Hopkins, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Stephens and many other world stars. He has recorded over 40 audio books reflecting his love of the English language. He will recite and read some of his favourite…

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June 2019

Voice in a foreign language born in Belgrade

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 1:00 am - Thursday, 20th June 2019, 12:59 am
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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Vesna Goldsworthy is the Professor of Creative Writing at both the Universities of Exeter and East Anglia. Vesna is a poet, novelist and a memoirist and is best known for her book ‘Chernobyl Strawberries’. Vesna will discuss her background and the subtleties of understanding and being understood , in both language and manner when adopting to a foreign country and how she now feels that England is ‘home’. Cost: Members £24.00 and guests £26.00 Venue: Exeter Golf & Country Club Contact:…

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In the minds of the Cambridge spies

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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The 'Cambridge Spies’ was a group of Cambridge graduates who passed information to the Soviet Union during and after World War ll, which remained active into the 1950s. The membership and number in the ring emerged, but none was ever prosecuted. Richard Ryder, formally Mellon Professor at Tulane University, New Orleans, has recently completed a book on the ‘Cambridge Spies’. He will discuss some of his research and conclusions. Time: 12:30pm Cost: Members £24.00 and guests £26.00 Venue: Exeter Golf &…

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September 2019

Devon & Exeter Branch: Judges’ Training Day

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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The Devon & Exeter Branch of the ESU will be hosting a Judges' Training Day on 3rd September, conducted by Roger Tilbury. This promises to be an interesting and stimulating occasion and an opportunity to update and enhance our own skills as we judge those of the young students. A Light lunch will be provided -  free of charge for Branch members. Please contact Maureen Speller for further information: maureenspeller@hotmail.com

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Devon & Exeter Branch: Dinner & Talk ‘Celestial Images: Saints and Sinners’ by Professor Michael Mendillo

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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Devon & Exeter branch invite you to a dinner & talk on the subject of ‘Celestial Images: Saints and Sinners, Intersections of Astronomy, Art and Religion' by Professor Michael Mendillo from Boston University, Massachusetts. Celestial imagery of constellations spans human history, from cave art to modern digital representations of the sky.  Images of astronomy and the art of religion merged in the 17th Century in an audacious re-branding of the sky that replaced the pagan villains of antiquity with biblical…

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October 2019

Devon & Exeter Branch: Dinner & Talk by Vic Marks ‘The Broadcasting Phenomena that is Test Match Special’

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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What is it about a radio programme that is about cricket but which  appeals as much to those who have no interest or knowledge of the game as its aficionados? As one critic said ‘If you want the best of the English and the best English, there is nothing to beat Test Match Special. It is just such a joy to listen to.  There is something so quintessentially English and ‘summery’ about having TMS on in the background’.  With his…

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November 2019

Devon & Exeter Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘The Life, Times and Legacy of Nancy, Lady Astor’

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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In 1919 Lady Nancy Astor was the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons. She was MP for Plymouth until 1945. Born in the US in 1879, in 1906 she married Lord (Waldorf) Astor, the  owner of Clivedon. In parliament she supported social issues including the rights of women and the welfare of children. She became increasingly controversial, for example supporting appeasement with Germany. Alexis Bowater began her journalistic career as a reporter for the Exeter…

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December 2019

Devon & Exeter Branch: Black Tie Dinner, ‘Moguls, Mayhem and Movies”, illustrated story of early Hollywood’

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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Martin Fisher has had a lifelong interest in cinema since his grandfather took him to see ‘Pinocchio’. The title of his talk speaks for itself and will include many film extracts from those early days of cinema. Born in Windsor, Martin was educated at St George’s School, Windsor Castle, where he was a chorister. He sang at the funeral of King George V1, recorded 78 rpm records for HMV and broadcast Choral Evensong for the BBC. Leaving school, Martin joined…

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January 2020

Devon & Exeter Branch: Lunch & Talk on Music of the Holocaust by Professor Shirli Gilbert

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 12:30 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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An extraordinary range of musical activities, both forced and voluntary, took place in the Nazi ghettos and camps, from the earliest internment centres established in 1933 until the liberation in 1945. The musical works these prisoners created are extraordinary documents from the time: fragments recovered from the rubble of war and genocide; monuments to the lives that were destroyed. In this talk, which will feature many film extracts, Shirli Gilbert, professor of Modern History at Southampton University with a specialism in Jewish History and particularly the Holocaust, will highlight original music from this period, including some rare post-war recordings. The songs offer rich insight into victims’ experiences, conveying the uncertain and shifting perspectives of prisoner communities as they made sense of lived reality.

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February 2020

Devon & Exeter Branch: Lunch & Talk, ‘Churchill’s Great Game’, rethinking the origins of the Cold War

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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Join Devon & Exeter Branch for lunch followed by a fascinating talk by Professor Richard Toye “Churchill’s Great Game”, rethinking the origins of the Cold War Richard Toye is Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter. He is a specialist in the history of rhetoric and is the author of numerous articles and several books, including ‘Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction’ and ‘The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill’s World War II Speeches’. His book…

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March 2020

Devon & Exeter Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘Principles, Pragmatism and Politics…’

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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Join Devon & Exeter Branch for a lunch followed by a talk on "Principles, Pragmatism and Politics - the making of public policy in the UK - and why it affects us all" by Professor Tony Stoller CBE. Professor Stoller graduated with degrees in both history and law from Cambridge. He has had many important roles in both the private and public sectors, including Principal Director of the John Lewis Partnership, Chair of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Chief Executive…

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April 2020

Devon & Exeter Branch: Annual Black Tie Dinner – CANCELLED

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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We regret that this event has been cancelled. Devon & Exeter Branch's annual Black Tie Dinner with a talk autobiographical talk from Billy “Scratch” Hitchen. At the end of the Easter holidays in 1963, Billy ‘Scratch’  Hitchen, instead of returning to school in Salcombe, having already been expelled by his mother, who was the head of East Portlemouth School, chose to run away to sea: he was just 14. Before the age of 19, he had sailed round the world…

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May 2020

Devon & Exeter Branch: Lunch & Talk by Fran Unsworth “The Public Service Role of the BBC…”- CANCELLED

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, EX277AE United Kingdom
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We regret that this event has been cancelled. Join Devon & Exter Branch for Lunch followed by an informative talk on “The Public Service Role of the BBC in the Gathering and Broadcasting of News and Current Affairs” by Fran Unsworth. Francesca Mary ("Fran") Unsworth is a journalist and media executive. Fran began her broadcasting career in local radio, working in Leicester and Bristol, before becoming producer of Radio 1's Newsbeat. In 1990 she moved to Radio 4 and was…

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