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The Sharnbrook Hotel

The Sharnbrook, Park Lane
Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX United Kingdom
https://www.thesharnbrookhotel.com/

September 2019

Ouse Valley Branch: Lunch & Talk on ‘Ethics & Empire’ by Professor Nigel Biggar

September 24, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, The Sharnbrook, Park Lane
Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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Professor Niger Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford will deliver a talk on Ethics and Empire. From the 18th century until the years after the Second World War  Britain ruled an enormous  empire. Attitudes to this have changed over the last 100 years, moving from popular pride to doubt and guilt. Our speaker is leading a 5 year project attempting to achieve a balanced assessment of empire. Is such an appraisal possible? The project has proved…

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October 2019

Ouse Valley Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘The truth about Education’

October 24, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, The Sharnbrook, Park Lane
Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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Professor Alan Smithers, Director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research, University of Buckingham Alan Smithers is a highly regarded national figure who is frequently consulted for his views on a wide range of current issues.  He will talk about the present day state of England’s education, how it got there, what is functioning well, where there are particular problems, and where it might go in the future. Luncheon meetings start at 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm lunch, followed…

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November 2019

Ouse Valley Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘An unscripted life’

November 21, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, The Sharnbrook, Park Lane
Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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Talk by Jill Edwards, Member, English-Speaking Union. Jill is going to talk about people she has met and events that have occurred in her lifetime. Educated at Roedean School and the Royal  Central School of Speech and Drama, she was a contemporary of Dame Judi Dench and Vanessa Redgrave. She has acquired over the years an extraordinary knowledge of actors and the world of drama.   She has taught Speech and Drama and remedial reading in schools in the UK and…

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