Next meeting: Daoism – going with the flow

A talk by Alec Jones, Principal of Dragon Spring Taiji School of Taiji and Qigong

Source: https://www.dragonspringtaiji.co.uk/contact.htm

A religion? A philosophy? A way of life? Perhaps all of these. Or is Daoism just too inscrutable for Westerners to understand! Your chance to find out.

Alec has been practicing Taiji, Qigong and Daoism for over 40 years.

Tuesday 16th April 2024
7.30 p.m.

At the Ludlow Quaker Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

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Next meeting: Erasmus Darwin – “The Everything Man”

A talk by Dr. Colin Kelcey, neuroscientist and Fellow of the Royal Institution

Source: https://www.erasmusdarwin.org/

Erasmus Darwin (1731 – 1802) One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment; a founding member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham. Better known to us as the grandfather of Charles Darwin, Erasmus was an inventor and polymath in his own right but is now rather eclipsed by his famous grandson.

Tuesday 19th March 2024
7.30 p.m.

At the Ludlow Quaker Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

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Next meeting: Creating a more equitable community in and around Ludlow

A talk by Susie O’Hagan from Hands Together Ludlow

Source: www.handstogetherludlow.org.uk

Susie will talk about the wide variety of projects this local charity supports. The Men’s Shed, Good Grief Café, Walks for All, Befriending, Tuesday Community Lunch are some of the ways Hands Together Ludlow aims to improve our wellbeing.

Tuesday 21st November 2023
7.30 p.m.

At the Ludlow Quaker Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

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Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12th November 2023

Source: www.britishlegion.org.uk

The Ludlow and Marches Humanists will be taking part in the Ludlow Remembrance Sunday Civic Service and also laying a wreath as part of the ceremony.

Participants have been asked to arrive by 10:40 a.m. at the Peace Memorial, Market Square, Ludlow.

Please join us if you are able to.

See some photos from the day here.

Next meeting: Everyone deserves a place to call home – it’s a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster

A talk by Ian Sonley of ShelterBox

Source: https://shelterbox.org/about/aid/tents/

By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, ShelterBox is transforming despair into hope.

Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, but a dry and warm place to sleep, prepare meals and be with your family is the vital first step.

Tuesday 17th October 2023
7.30 p.m.

At the Ludlow Quaker Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

Next meeting: Ethical consumerism – decisions for a better planet

A talk by Nancie and Pete Lawley of Myriad Organics

Source: https://www.facebook.com/MyriadOrganicsLudlow/

Myriad Organics is an organic health food shop based in Ludlow. Established in 2000, Myriad provides a massive range of organic foods and low impact products from fruit and veg to groceries, household products to cosmetics. Nancie and Pete have owned the business since 2017. Their mission is simple: to offer honest and ethical products with integrity and value.

Tuesday 19th September 2023
7.30 p.m.

At the Ludlow Quaker Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

Summer social – Leintwardine walk

Ludlow and Marches Humanists held their 2023 summer social event on Saturday, July 15th.

Here are some reflections on the outing from Malcolm Rochefort with photos from Malcolm and Frances Lloyd.

The sun has often shined on our Summer Socials, so we were hoping that the capricious British summer would oblige again. Well it did, but only for 50% of the time…

We planned a walk from a locally favourite inn (The Sun at Leintwardine), intending to eat fish and chips from the equally renowned Fiddlers Elbow, in the garden of The Sun (which is allowed with permission).

The forecast on the morning of the walk was not propitious – we almost cancelled, but a few stalwarts made it to the start line in time for our jaunt. We started in sunshine, but within 10 minutes the forecast storm arrived and drenched us thoroughly. Luckily, as we approached the top of Haregrove Wood, the rain eased off and we were then lucky to find spectacular views of the Clee Hills to the east, and the Teme Valley to the South, with a glorious sunny descent through flocks of sheep to Leintwardine and the Sun Inn.

As we dried out and enjoyed the excellent beer range at The Sun, other members joined us and we ate our lunch (under the balcony, as the shower clouds were still lurking), and chatted, looking out over the garden – by now in full sun.

I think all enjoyed it, and we’ll try to arrange better weather next year, but don’t bet on it. If only there was a higher power we could prevail upon…

Next meeting: Why is Pope Francis special?

An informal talk by Father Christopher Walsh

For our April meeting, we will be joined by Father Christopher Walsh of Ludlow’s St Peter’s Catholic Church. Following Father Walsh’s talk about Pope Francis, there will be questions and discussion.

Tuesday 18th April 2023
7.30 p.m.

At the Ludlow Quaker Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

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Next meeting: Music is the language of our silence

A talk by Igor Kennaway, local pianist, conductor and music teacher

How we, as listeners and performers, absorb, are affected, respond and process what we hear when performing or listening to music.

An illustrated talk by Igor Kennaway, a local pianist, conductor and music teacher. Igor is a graduate of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music and was mentored by Ursula Vaughan Williams. Igor has conducted, played, and taught throughout Europe and Britain, both on stage and in many broadcast performances.

Tuesday 21st March, 2023
7.30 p.m.
At the Ludlow Quaker Friends Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

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