Left Bank Talks and Discussion Evenings

Good evening everyone,

Yet another desultory afternoon, sitting in my conservatory looking out on a cold, wet, garden watching strong winds continually blowing the trees and listening to the gentle crescendo of steady rain on the glass roof. Poor weather for late Autumn! A great year for moss, it grows on the tiled roof making great pickings for the birds that knock it onto the conservatory roof, the rain seemingly not enough to wash it off…


Wednesday 26 May : Discussion Evenings : Way Forward for our Discussion Evenings? Questionnaire returns reviewed and discussion.

Wednesday 2 June : Sahara Desert and the Great Green Wall.

Link to past DEs on YouTube.

Attachment : questionnaire!

Discussion Evenings : Way Forward? Questionnaire returns reviewed and discussion.
With the prospect of being able to reconvene at the Left Bank it is timely to review our Discussion Evenings : How would you like them to be developed in the future?
Attached – a questionnaire! We would very much appreciate you finding a few minutes to read and complete this so that we have feedback to inform us about taking these sessions in to the future; please support us on this one.

Click Here to access the questionnaire.

“DKP – Discussion Evening Questionnaire – the way forward
Time: May 26, 2021 19:30 London
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Meeting ID: 841 7054 4318
Passcode: 710512″

Sahara Desert and The Great Green Wall.

Alan will be giving another of his occasional presentations, this time focusing on North Africa. We will explore the climate, geography and ecology from ancient times when the Sahara was lush savannah to now, with the world’s largest hot desert creeping south at 12 miles a year. On to the Great Green wall project to plant a band of trees right across Africa to hold back the desert and greatly improve conditions for the indigenous people. A wonderful project originally conceived by the British explorer Richard St. Barbe Baker (!) in the 1950’s, endorsed by the African Union in 2007. What of its progress and should we be so reliant on such megaprojects to cater for the increasing world population?

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CATCH UP on what you’ve missed on YouTube….
Did you know that we have our own dedicated YouTube channel now, with a video play-list of many of our previous discussion evenings? To catch up Click Here!

We love to hear from people, so if you would like to ask questions, comment, pass us any feedback or suggestions for topics or speakers, please reply to this email, or email specifically: nataliawaring2@gmail.comalan@walden1.plus.comnigelhiggs@me.com

Our discussion evenings are free and open to all. We hope you can make it!

With all good wishes,

Nat, Alan and Nigel
Coordinators of the Talks and Discussions Calendar (usually!) at The Left Bank Village.

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