Courses N – R

Fitness Festival19PHOTOGRAPHY Robert Bruckner & Geoffrey Stuart
Tue 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 26) Sept 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 22; Dec 6. Jan 10, 24; Feb 7, 21; Mar 7, 21; Apr 25. May 9, 23; June 6, 20; July 4
This group meets in the Town Hall fortnightly on the above dates. In the alternate weeks, we meet at photogenic places in London to take photographs. When we meet here, we view these photographs on a screen and talk about them. Come to our first meeting in Room 26 on September 27 to discuss your interests and decide on the first venue. Bring whatever camera you own, digital or not! (There is also a digital photography computer class on Mondays, see page 10).

PLAY-READING Andrew Urquhart
Wed 13.20 – 16.05 (Room 30) 
A group for people who love the theatre and enjoy reading parts. No experience is needed. A chance at being an actor/actress for two and a quarter hours in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. More male voices would be particularly welcome!

PLAY-READING: WORLD PLAY READING Malcolm Stern
Mon 13.30 – 16.15 (Room 28)
Be a Russian landowner for a couple of hours. Or a Parisian shop-girl. Or a Brooklyn cop. We enjoy bringing to life the best of international drama. Classic, Modern, British, American, European, tragedy and farce, murder and metaphysics, romance and revolution—they’re all grist to our Monday afternoon mill. Come and join us.

POETRY PLEASE Rose Bloomfield
Thur 10.10 – 11.25 (Room 28)
We are a well-established, friendly and self-run class. Varied weekly subjects, or individual poets, are chosen by the class and we read and discuss them in the following weeks.

POETRY: PRESENTING POETRY Barry Rae
Tue 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 29)
A weekly meeting to present poems “on a theme” e.g. the seasons, love, dawn, sunsets etc. followed by brief discussion. Class limited to 16 members.

POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS A David Iwi &  Susan Cohen
Thur 12.40 – 13.45 (Annexe)
This is a discussion group with members giving their views on subjects that are introduced by the co-ordinators, and with plenty of opportunity given for a variety of perspectives leading to (sometimes) healthy but polite disagreements.

POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS B Stan Rosenthal
Wed 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 2.21)
Members of the class decide what is to be discussed each week from cuttings they bring in from various newspapers.

POLITICS, CURRENT AFFAIRS & THE ECONOMY Paul Plant
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 22)
Fortnightly on Sept 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21; Dec 5. Jan 9, 23; Feb 6, 20; Mar 6, 20. Apr 24, May 15; June 5, 19; July 3.
Paul would like to discuss with you any current affairs and political or economic stories of the day.

PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION       New    Chris Salter
Thur 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 33)
This course will introduce you to some of the many different ways psychologists have studied human behaviour, and give us chance to discuss examples of current research.

QI GONG Barbara Alden
Thur 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 29), starts Oct 6. 
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese system of healing, or ‘energy medicine’, using flowing meditative movement sequences and focussed breathing, to cleanse, strengthen and circulate ‘life energy’ (QI). Regular practice (Gong) leads to improved mobility, vitality and harmony of body, mind and spirit. Please wear loose clothing and ideally wear Tai Chi style slippers.

RUSSIAN FOR NEAR BEGINNERS Sheila Rockett
Mon 12.30 – 13.25 (Room 28)
This is not a class for beginners, but for those who have a reasonable knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet, both printed and written, and of basic Russian grammar, with simple phrases for greeting, asking directions etc. There will be an opportunity to practise Russian with a native speaker. We will continue to use the New Penguin Russian Course (N J Brown) supplemented by other material supplied by the co-ordinator and Ruslan 1.

RUSSIAN: IMPROVERS Sheila Rockett & Luda Drewitt
Mon 10.30 – 12.00 (Room 28)
A continuation of last year’s course, with an opportunity of conversation with a native Russian speaker. We will pursue a deeper exploration of the language and the beginning of appreciation of Russian texts such as plays, provided by the co-ordinators.

RUSSIAN A Dasha Tempest
Mon 12.15 – 13.55 (Room 30)
Russian Language. Continuing to develop the habits of reading and
speaking Russian and practical grammar. Texts from different authors will be provided.

RUSSIAN B Silva Rubashova
Mon 10.00 – 12.00 (Room 30)
We are a friendly group, enjoying lively Russian conversation, reading and translation at a fairly ambitious advanced level.

RUSSIAN CONVERSATION Luda Drewitt
Thur 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 33)
Simple friendly Russian conversation class for those who have done the beginners’ class or who are at a similar standard.