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A discussion group dealing with the background to current affairs. Members will be encouraged to start each meeting with a little basic research before the discussion gets going. We have covered a wide variety of subjects, for example: the Economy, MPs’ expenses, Brexit, Education, the Prison System.

Alternate Wednesdays 10.30am - 12.00 noon Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon

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The group discusses recent events in the news as well as debating issues such as drug legislation, Britain’s foreign policy and the Middle East conflict and the BBC.

Alternate Mondays 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Wilton Grove.

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The group meets fortnightly on Monday or Tuesday afternoons. For the first part of the meeting, members can raise issues that they have noticed in the previous two weeks. The second half concentrates on a special topic which will have been agreed at the previous meeting.

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The first half of our meetings is devoted to a general discussion on the burning issues of the day while the second half concentrates on a special topic which will have been agreed at the previous meeting.  Recent special topics have included populism, genetic manipulation, China, prison reform and a better understanding of Islam.  We also arrange occasional visits which have included County Hall, the House of Commons, the Supreme Court and the Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.  Members must be willing to research and be prepared to lead the discussion on a special topic from time to time.

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During the first half of our meeting we have a general discussion about events and issues in the news. In the second half, discussion focuses on a single topical issue selected by the group at the previous meeting (and on which group members will hopefully do some reading/ research). We also make occasional group visits to organisations which play an important role in the running of society, such as national and local government, the legal system, the health service, transport, and the financial and commercial sectors.

Monthly on the first Monday of each month in Merton Park. 2.00pm for about two hours

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Like some of the other groups, we spend the first hour discussing recent events and issues. In the second hour, we will discuss in depth a topic, which we will have chosen at the end of the previous meeting. Each member will research the topic using articles in newspapers, magazines and the internet before the next meeting. We would like one or two more members to join us, ideally able to offer hospitality to the group.

We meet once a month on a Wednesday at 2:30 pm in the homes of some members.

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