WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY (7.30PM – 9PM) Ancestral Responsibility

Whilst exploring a family archive of photos, as can often be the case, our speaker Polly Ernest came across one particular ancestor whose attitudes and behaviours were what we would now consider to be beyond the pale. Entitled “Ancestral Responsibility”, Polly will raise some questions through the concept of historic responsibility – how do we view, understand and rationalise the unacceptable historic past, especially when it includes a recent ancestor?
Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 846 9264 0212 Password: 726324

WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY (7.30PM – 9PM) Food Standards and the US Trade Deal

We’ll be talking about the content of the recent article from George Monbiot about the proposed UK/US trade deal: click here to read it.
You might also be interested in this petition to ensure the food and drink we consume in the UK continues to be produced to world leading standards: Click here for details.
Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 898 7379 2000 Password: 786925


Children and their families are invited to listen to two local storytellers every Friday evening (until further notice). Alison Newsam and Austin Keenan will be telling stories from around the world and everyone can share jokes.  Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 279 256 3240 Password: Storiesnow

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS THROUGHOUT AUGUST (8PM – 9PM) An opportunity to socialise and just log on for a chat. Link to follow. 

COMING UP IN THE AUTUMN… Lots of ideas being floated about for the Autumn, such as education, complimentary therapies, voting reform and invasive species. Much more to follow as we come up with plans for the Autumn. Please get in touch with us with your ideas! Feel free to contact us at  or

Hope you can make it! Best wishes, Nat and Alan Coordinators of the Talks and Discussions Calendar (usually) at The Left Bank Village