STOP PRESS! – Latest news – Wednesday 3rd July 2024

We are fortunate in Stumperlowe Probus Club to have members who are leading experts in their professional fields, a good example being Professor David Gawkrodger, honorary professor of dermatology at Sheffield University, who spoke to us recently on caring for our skin. John Hopkins’s blog on Prof Gawkrodger’s talk is now published under Previous Talks.

Our speaker on 15th July will be our own chairman, Dr Dick Birks, who has agreed to bring forward his talk entitled “A lighter history of anaesthesia which he was originally due to give on 16th September. Prof Gerry Meininger, another Stumperlowe member, who was due to speak on 15th July, has had to withdraw for personal reasons.

Dick Birks is a retired anaesthetist and a former president of the Association of Anaesthetists.

Our speakers in September will include Prof Peter Ivey, an expert in IT and all things technical, who has already spoken to us this year on advances in Artificial Intelligence.

Meanwhile, Dr Laura Alston spoke to us on Monday (1st July) on “Our Botanical Gardens – a year spent interpreting its many variations,” and John Abel’s blog is now published under Previous Talks.

After a successful trip to the impressive gardens at Renishaw Hall, our next outside visit will be on Wednesday, 17th July, when a party of 30 members and partners will be heading for Haddon Hall, near Bakewell.

On our arrival we are booked in for a 75-minute guided tour of the house, leaving ample time afterwards to explore the gardens at leisure and enjoy lunch at the restaurant  in the adjacent stable block.

Looking further ahead, we will be travelling by coach to Saltaire village and the Salts Mill complex near Bradford on Wednesday, 15th September.

Titus Salt, a Bradford councillor and subsequently MP, was a textile manufacturer in Bradford, with around eight different mills. When he lost his seat as a Liberal MP in 1850 he decided to build a mill large enough to consolidate his textile manufacture in one place and bought land three miles from the town in Shipley, next to the River Aire, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Midland Railway.

Members will be able to book their places for this visit as from the meeting on 15th July.

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