Walking group pause for a ...

The club’s walking group, pictured during a walk around St Paul’s Walden which took in the Bury, where Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, later Queen to George VI and Queen Mother, was born and lived. The group’s monthly walks, followed by…

A future in our hands

The talk given by Professor Ed Hill, chief executive of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was enlightening. He spoke not of the five named oceans but of the single ocean, constantly snaking its way through five basins with climes from…

Africa free of polio ̵...

Rotary’s campaign to rid the world of the debilitating disease polio reached another milestone last year when the World Health Organisation certified Africa as wild-polio free. Rotary clubs and volunteers around the world have fundraised, campaigned and worked tirelessly for…

Zoom keeps club in busines...

While the Government’s coronavirus road map is still in place we are holding meetings by video-conferencing on Zoom only. Break-out sessions, where groups of four or five members are placed in ‘rooms,’ are proving popular as they enhance the social…

On Course for the Antarcti...

In the year that the RRS Sir David Attenborough, the new British-built floating laboratory, will head south to serve the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) it was apt that we should have the BAS’s director, Professor Dame Jane Francis, as a…

New President for 2021

John Murray is our new club president. He has lived in Harpenden since 2001 when, after a career including spells in the oil industry and running his own business, he was appointed chief executive of the Society of Maritime Industries.…

LOTTIE AND HER EIGHT MONTH...

Lottie Apsey (inset) used a host of photos to illustrate her Zoomed talk on her experiences in Malaysia. The former St George’s School student deferred her degree course to spend eight months as a volunteer, teaching conversational English to senior…

A 42,000-MILE JOURNEY TO T...

Phil Godfrey, a Rotarian from Solihull, spoke to the club about his 42,000-mile  train journey round the British Isles to raise funds for research into a rare disease, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Having been in a senior position with the railways…