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Newcomers and Visiting Scholars

 Elfrida Heath from the Cinema Club writes:

Victoria and Abdul - look on line for the times at the Cambridge Picture House in St Andrew's Street. An excellent film and beautifully acted especially Judy Dench as Queen Victoria. It is based on a true story and taken from the diaries written by Abdul her Indian servant. It is amusing and the dialogue is easy to follow. The film is very visual.


Goodbye  Christopher Robin - It is the story of the author AA Milne returning from the Ist World War and the effect that his son and his toys have on him Pooh Bear and Piglet which lead to the success of his children's books..

We can discuss a time to see it at the English Conversation class - possibly Tuesday 10th or Wednesday 11th October at 6.30.


Looking ahead we might go to the Musical of "Les Miserables" performed by young people by There are two matinees Thursday 24th Oct and Saturday 28th at 2.30.



NVS Quilt - Andrea Bronskill writes:

A photo book, “NVS Quilt Makers and Their Inspirations” is in preparation to accompany the NVS quilt. You can download the contents of the book by clicking here:!AiL65qOQuySHm_MVQC24aMzXGTSs-A

It is a HUGE file so please be patient with it downloading. To save a copy of the e-book. members can download and save the file to their desk tops etc.



*  Christopher Johnson writes about rowing in Cambridge:

Having asked my own club (Rob Roy) and done some internet research here are details of rowing classes you might be interested in:

I am happy to provide further input on the clubs & rowing in general.

Christopher Johnson -  07785 296 225


*  Adult Art Group

Art in the Garden at The Master's Lodge, Downing College .  Rosine Grimmett will invite you to join her for an afternoon of drawing and painting in the beautiful gardens. This meeting will be for adults only, there is no fee.


A sketchbook, 2 pencils and a rubber are the minimum required to enjoy the event, please bring your own.  Rosine will be holding her weekly Art Class in the Michaelmas Term and in addition she will create an Art Club with special outings to do more drawing or painting around Cambridge creating a relaxed and flexible Art Club.  WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DATES!


Japanese Society's meeting with Children's Play Room. 


Every first Sunday of the month, Japanese Society hosts a social gathering for Japanese-speaking researchers and their families.

The meeting is from 1pm. There is a talk in Japanese and children's play area in the next room. All Japanese speakers are welcome!

More information on the society's Facebook page.



Jane Luzio writes:

Anybody desperate to play a piano?!  NVS have a piano in the 16 Mill Lane office, headphones provided so that we don't disturb colleagues working, if you would like to book a playing 'slot' please contact Jane via: