During the worst of the pandemic government action ensured that street homeless people had a roof over their head. But this was a one-off and homeless people are now back on our streets. In response, St Albans Emmaus, supported by […]
Club member Suheil Shahryar, working in his kitchen, gives his second demonstration of preparing and cooking an Indian meal. His Zoomed session allowed fellow club members and partners to cook along with him in their kitchens. Suheil’s motivation is to […]
Having twice spoken to us on Zoom about Russia, Stephen Dalziel returned in person for his third fascinating talk. After Army service he went on to become the BBC’s Russian expert, interviewing many of the Soviet Union’s leading figures. He […]
Club President Richard Young lays a wreath on behalf of the club at the town’s war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.
Croquet and boules were on the menu for club members and partners before sitting down for a well-earned dinner in a member’s garden. This was the first of the monthly social meetings, now a feature of the club programme.
Club members and their partners enjoy a light lunch in President Richard Young’s garden.
Richard Young has been elected president of Harpenden Village Rotary Club in succession to John Murray. Richard and his wife Mary have lived in Harpenden since 1989. Before then, they lived in several overseas countries through Richard’s work in international […]
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 […]
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 […]
The talk ended. The President called for questions. But for a full two minutes there was no response. We were all still trying to absorb what we had heard from two speakers who could not be more different: the daughter […]