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TASC September-3 Newsletter 2020 15th September Dear Member, 1; Zoom Lecture, Thursday 10th September Zoom Lecture “Henry VIII and the Field of the Cloth of Gold” 2; Next Lecture: Thursday 8th October, 7pm for 7.30pm Timothy Walker on “The Subtle Science & Exact Art of Colour in English Garden Design” 3; Zoom Study Day: Wednesday 14th October, Barry Venning on “Paintbrushes at Dawn” 1; Zoom Lecture, Thursday 10th September: Henry VIII etc. By common consent this was a stunningly good lecture; I have received numerous emails and telephone calls to say how much it was appreciated, and how well the illustrations came across; if any of you failed to log in, please, please let me know by email or phone, as we are still learning!. From my point of view, Paul and the Speaker managed it tremendously well. You all did terrifically well too, with some 35 devices logging in, which we reckon means about 50 people. As our usual numbers in the Church Rooms are 60 – 80, this means that well over 50% managed it! If you join late (i.e. after the 7.30pm deadline) if the Lecturer “lets you in” you must remember to mute yourself (little icon in the top right corner of your video rectangle) (The September-2 Newsletter was just a Reminder for the above Zoom Lecture) 2; Next Lecture: Thursday 8th October, 7pm for 7.30pm Timothy Walker on “The Subtle Science & Exact Art of Colour in English Garden Design” Timothy’s presentation at last year’s Directory Day when we booked him was quite riveting, so I am really looking forward to this. If you are nervous about “having a go, joining” see if you can get a relative or someone in your “Bubble” to help you cross this Rubicon. Also, see if you can interest a friend in watching it (hopefully with a view to joining TASC), If you send me their email details, we will let them have the joining code as a Promotion of TASC (as we can’t put fliers in many libraries at present). I will send out the joining code and the reminder nearer the time. 3; Zoom Study Day: Wednesday 14th October, Barry Venning on “Paintbrushes at Dawn” 12noon – 1pm; (lunch) 1.30pm – 2.30pm Sadly, if predictably, the Griffin Inn has pronounced that the present and foreseeable Restrictions mean that they cannot host us at Swithland this year (although we have asked for the slot in 2021). Thus our Board at its Zoom Meeting on 11th September reluctantly agreed that it would have to be a virtual event, and instead of charging £40 per head, we would make it free to members and their guests as a “bonus” for your loyalty; so do try and promote it. Barry Venning has been very helpful and obliging over this, and he has reduced it to two 1-hour lectures with a ½ hour interval between for lunch (during which the Zoom will be left on). You will have to organise your own lunches, and our traditional home-made cakes will also have to be virtual! I will send out a more detailed email once we have finalised things with Barry. With best wishes you all, Michael Kelly Chairman TASC 01509 890173 michaeljohnkelly7@gmail.com