League Update 53
I am attaching a recording of the meeting for those of you who were unable to attend.
The next book to be read by the Book Club is The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.
Health Matters Seminar
Dementia, what it is and how to prevent it
Tuesday, 15th June 2021 at 10am
We are pleased to welcome back
Dr James Warner BSc, MB, BS, MD, MRCP, FRCPsych, FHEA
He was elected as chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012, he is the UK representative for Old Age Psychiatry in the World Psychiatric Association and was appointed National Professional Advisor for old age psychiatry at the Care Quality Commission in 2014. He is also the Medical Director of Red & Yellow Care.
Mazel Tov to Penelope and Peter Conway
on the forthcoming wedding of their youngest son
which is due to take place this Sunday.
Let’s hope that the sun shines and they have a glorious day
as they have had to postpone their wedding four times!!
Series 6 is now showing on BBC iPlayer but if you can watch this from Series 1, you won’t be disappointed. The actual filming began in 2012 and premiered in April 2013. The last series was filmed in 2018.
It is thought that the hole in the middle of beigels was to allow bakers to thread them onto dowels when they walked the streets selling their bread. The famous Beigel Bake in Brick Lane, East London, makes 7,000 beigels every day.
Language – Words like ‘schtum’, ‘schmooze’ and ‘Chutzpah’ have found their way into every day conversation.
The Full Monty – Montague Burton (now known as Burton Menswear) was a trend setter in the early part of the 1900 marking a quarter of all uniforms for the British Army in the Second World War and a quarter of all demob suits – hence ‘The Full Monty’. Another opinion is that it refers to three piece suits.
Portable Music – Before iPods were ever thought of, Barnet Samuel and Sons invented the first portable gramophone under the trade name ‘Decca’.
This is a charity working together with Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union
for a self-sustainable future.
Tuesday, 1st June at 7.30pm – Ingrid Sellman, who is a volunteer guide at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, will be talking about the House of Life project.
Thursday 3rd June at 2.30pm – Judy Karbritz will be speaking about Nicholas and Alexandra, A Love Story – The devasting true story of the Romanov Family’s execution. Learn whether or not Anastasia survived the bloodbath. It was under Nichols’ reign that the Kishinev pogrom happened.
Tuesday 15 June at 8pm– Maurice Collins speaking about his collection of unusual gadgets on a talk entitled ‘Your Grandmother had one of these but she threw it away’.