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”

NT Wright & Tom Holland

Crucial to the Christian faith is the role of St Paul. He was an incredible man and it is worth knowing a bit more about him. A link below is a very enlightening conversation between Tom Wright and Tom Holland. It focuses on just a few points, but it is a great conversation and wellContinue reading “NT Wright & Tom Holland”

£20m Regan Plans For ‘Tired’ Sutton Coldfield Property

Catenians are very interested in what is to become of our Town Centre following this Covid crisis. So many shops have closed and it all seems very sad. Yet plans are currently being formulated to address this. We hope to have a speaker explain all these new developments. One new development next to the centreContinue reading “£20m Regan Plans For ‘Tired’ Sutton Coldfield Property”

Interesting Scientific Insights Into Covid-19

In the spirit of sharing and promoting discussion, the piece below gives some interesting scientific insights into Covid-19. Dr. John Campbell is broadcasting daily on YouTube about all matters relating to Covid-19. He is a strong advocate of evidence based decisions. He goes back to the actual scientific papers to check their authenticity and then linksContinue reading “Interesting Scientific Insights Into Covid-19”