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Open to everyone

Anyone may join in. The "Club" is an open group and all are welcome. To keep things simple, there is no membership fee, and no other formalities, other than a small entrance fee to cover costs. However, you may be included on our email distribution list if you care to provide an email address.

Please come along and enjoy one of our talks. The group meets once a month on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm. Meetings are conducted in English, and are held at the Downley Community Centre, School Close, High Wycombe, HP
13 5TR.  More location details and maps.


Future meetings:  We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas for future activities. Tell us what you like, and don't like, and perhaps offer your experiences or expertise. Your input is an important part of our work to draw up a programme for the year ahead.

Spring 2017
We have a lovely meeting room at Downley.

For more information, and how to find us,
see the Maps page.

    Review some of our previous presentations

21st June - Hello Dnipro... life today in Ukraine
Situated between Russia and the west, Ukraine is today one of the most important countries in Europe but it's also one with the most problems.  It is a country torn apart by two opposing ideologies, by corruption, poverty, political uncertainty and extremism. It has little foreign investment, a government that is almost bankrupt and it fights a never-ending war against forces backed by the largest country in the world.

The talk will give a brief outline of the history of Ukraine and in particular about the people's revolution of 2013/14 and the changes since then and the country's relationship with Russia. 
During the last 18 months the speaker has lived and worked in Ukraine for more than 6 months as an English teacher and charity volunteer. He will discuss his own experiences of travelling around the country and meeting people, and will discuss what life is really like for ordinary Ukrainian people.

An illustrated talk by Alan Taylor
2:00 pm, Thursday 21st June
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (Map, and how to find us)