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February Newsletter
Friday 01 February 2019

Hello Everyone

Well we have a 'curious' lecture planned for our February meeting, when Roger Askew will be giving a talk on the fantasy writings of Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Dodgson) - one of Guildford's most famous residents - and sharing with us the illustrations from his Alice books. 

And it will get 'curiouser and curiouser' as Roger tells us about Carroll 's time in Oxford (which happens to be where Roger also obtained his first degree (Magdalen College)), his skill as a photographer, his not inconsiderable achievements as a mathematician, and how his friendship with Alice's family came about and was then lost.

There aren't any other notices for this month, other than to let you know that I shall be selling tickets at the March lecture for our summer outing on 5th June. This will be to Stratfield Saye, the country home of the Duke of Wellington, where we will have the whole house and gardens to ourselves, with guided tours around the house given in small groups. This will be followed by lunch (the food is supplied by their farm shop). 

Then, as the house is only a short distance on from Basingstoke, on the way back we will stop off at the stunning West Green House Gardens (National Trust) for a wander round at your leisure and/or afternoon tea.

Well I must say it's rather nice at this time of year for our thoughts to be taken to dwell for a moment on warm summer days and gardens full of beautiful June flowers,  and so, on that happy note, I'll look forward to seeing you at our next lecture