John Eustace, Birmingham City Football Manager

On Monday the 9th January, John Eustace will be talking to us about his career, his coaching philosophy and the challenges he faces in management. It will no doubt draw out his personal qualities and resilience in managing a major football club. You will be most welcome. Monday, 9th of January, at 7.30 at Moor Hall Hotel.Continue reading “John Eustace, Birmingham City Football Manager”

A New Member For Sutton Coldfield Circle

Sutton Coldfield Circle welcomed Michael O’ Shea into the Circle and the Association at its October meeting . Michael is a parishioner of Holy Trinity Sutton Coldfield and is semi retired. For the last twenty five years Michael was in the retail business and for the last five years as a part time hobby heContinue reading “A New Member For Sutton Coldfield Circle”

Winners and Losers Raise £810 For Charity

Placing bets on the races was more than brisk at Sutton Coldfield Catenian’s race night held at Moor Hall Hotel on Monday 11th October . Circle members and guests had the choice of placing bets on eight races all of which had been sponsored by circle members. The event was organised by circle member SteveContinue reading “Winners and Losers Raise £810 For Charity”

The Amazing Interview with a Sutton Coldfield Catholic Priest.

Approximately 50 Sutton Coldfield Catenians and guests enjoyed a memorable night on June the 13th,  being the occasion of the circle’s June meeting, listening to Father Michael Ho Huu Nghia  Parish Priest of Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, being interviewed by Past President Peter Westbrook. The theme of the interview was the surprises he has experiencedContinue reading “The Amazing Interview with a Sutton Coldfield Catholic Priest.”

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”

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”

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”