Interview with Father Michael

In June, we have the honour of organising a ‘Clergy Night’ which involves inviting local clergy to our event. At our June event, Father Michael Ho Huu Nghia of Holy Trinity RC Church, has agreed to be interviewed by past President Peter Westbrook. The interview will be relatively light-hearted and relaxed, hopefully drawing out someContinue reading “Interview with Father Michael”

What have trees done for us?

This was the question posed to us by Jane Finlay, President of the British Landscape Association. This simple question strikes at the heart of our complacent and generally uncaring attitude towards trees. We take them for granted and cut them down without thinking. Yet as children, we loved them, climbing their up their trunks andContinue reading “What have trees done for us?”

Hard Talk at Sutton Coldfield Circle

Sutton Coldfield circle at their March meeting learned of a new material called Graphene that can revolutionise many industries from construction to electronics. Undertaking the presentation was Adrain Nixon one of the world’s leading exponents of Graphene development. He explained that Graphene which is a new advanced material revolution occurs naturally inside graphite. It isContinue reading “Hard Talk at Sutton Coldfield Circle”

Anne O’Meara  R.I.P

Members and their wives of Sutton Coldfield Circle received the news of the death on 17th January 2022 of Anne with great sadness. Wife of our member Joe O’Meara , Anne was 65 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and died peacefully from secondaries to breast cancer in a nursing home in Sutton Coldfield. She wasContinue reading “Anne O’Meara  R.I.P”

Celebrating Valentine’s Day and a Birthday Surprise

Sutton Coldfield Catenians hosted a Valentine’s event at their meeting on Monday 14th February at Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield. Members wives and guests were entertained to cheese and red wine tasting with all having to identify the name of a range of wines and cheeses, country of origin and if possible for the wineContinue reading “Celebrating Valentine’s Day and a Birthday Surprise”

An Enjoyable Christmas Party hosted by Sutton Coldfield Catenians

Over 50 members, wives and guests enjoyed a very festive Christmas Party at the Circle’s venue Moor Hall Hotel on Monday 13th December. It was an evening for relaxing and enjoying the festive period and after a traditional meal all were able to join in a Christmas themed quiz and Christmas carols and songs theContinue reading “An Enjoyable Christmas Party hosted by Sutton Coldfield Catenians”

November Meeting – Stories of Survival, Reinvention and Success

Sutton Coldfield Catenians had the pleasure of 2 speakers for the November meeting held on Monday 15th November – Dave Price and Mo Berry. Their stories were riveting and very relatable to the audience. Despite life-changing episodes, both speakers met people who invited them to completely alien events which were to prove the starting points forContinue reading “November Meeting – Stories of Survival, Reinvention and Success”

October Circle Meeting: Race Night and Awarding of 40 year Membership Certificates

Members of Sutton Coldfield Catenians together with their wives and guests enjoyed an exciting race night at their October meeting on Monday 11th October at Moor Hall Hotel , Sutton Coldfield. With several recorded televised races being shown there was heavy betting with winners and unfortunately losers! However much fun was enjoyed by all andContinue reading “October Circle Meeting: Race Night and Awarding of 40 year Membership Certificates”

Kill as few patients as possible

Professor Amanda Burls Amanda Burls, Emeritus Professor at City University delivered a sparkling and hugely informative presentation to Sutton Catenians on September the 13th. In a very inter-active talk, Professor Burls challenged medical thinking and assumptions about best practice in medicine, ‘common sense logic’ and the confidence people had in their own opinions on aContinue reading “Kill as few patients as possible”

It is nearly time for the next exciting catenian event!

Professor Burls will be giving a talk entitled ‘Kill as few patients as possible’ on September 13th at Moor Hall hotel in Sutton Coldfield. Professor Burls is one of the world’s leading experts in evidence based medicine. She is also a great speaker. Sutton Catenians want to reach out to a much wider audience, including atheistsContinue reading “It is nearly time for the next exciting catenian event!”