The Hawley Collection – Gareth Morgan – 18 October 2021

Gareth introduced his excellent talk by outlining his admiration for Ken Hawley whose Sheffield tool collection rests at Kelham Island. Ken’s main interest was not just the finished Sheffield product but more the manufacturing process, which eventually led to a massive collection of more than 100,000 artefacts. Ken Hawley’s family were in the tool business … Read more

GARDENING WITH NATURE Alan Clements 6th December 2021

Our Speaker this week was, before retirement, an international Sales and Marketing manager with Wiggins Teape Paper, Alcan and Unilever. His business commitments took him to over 30 countries, especially to India and the Middle and Far East.  Expenses often exceeded his salary!  An early grounding in Christianity and a degree that included Philosophy and … Read more

A brief overview of the Higher Education sector and challenges it faces – Prof Gill Valentine – 15th November 2021

Professor Gill Valentine is a leading player in the world of academia, locally and nationally. When she talks about matters of education, especially further education, people listen. And that was certainly the case when Stumperlowe Probus Club members were fortunate enough to be given almost two hours of Prof Valentine’s valuable time for our latest … Read more