WELCOME   A brief note is to remind you that our new season will start on Friday 17th September 2021 with the first lecture, preceded by a short Annual General Meeting, using Zoom. You will all have received the agenda for the AGM with your new membership cards.  A reminder of the lecture and timings will be sent out by e-mail on 14th September and then on 16th September you will receive a link to take part in this on-line meeting.  The second meeting of the season will be on Friday 15th October and, as things stand today, we plan to return to Barnwell Village Hall on the date and resume our traditional ‘live’ meetings.  We look forward to meeting you for the new season.   CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME  Welcome to The Arts Society Oundle. Under the umbrella of our national body, The Arts Society, we host lectures in the Barnwell Village Hall, near Oundle. These are held every third Friday of the month between September and June, 10 lectures in all. There are normally no lectures in July and August, although we have put on extra talks in the summer months during the period of limitations imposed by Covid-19.  Our nationally qualified lecturers cover a wide range of topics on all aspects of the Arts and related issues – please see our programme for an idea of the range and scope of subjects. Our annual fee (reduced to £35 this year) covers the 10 lectures. In addition, and at an extra cost, we normally run Study days, consisting of three talks on a scheme and lunch, as well as organising trips and visits for members, when such activities are possible.  Initially, our 2021/22 programme will continue with lectures provided on-line using Zoom, a system which has proved highly successful over the past year, until we are able to return to our normal style of ‘live’ meetings in Barnwell Village Hall. We have also organised a series of on-line study sessions, at no additional cost, to be held in November 2021. Our new programme will be published at the end of July.  We are a vibrant society whose membership of just over 300 has held up remarkably well during the pandemic. However, we still do have some additional places available for new members and details of how to join can be found on the Membership Page. The National Arts Society website will give you details of all other activities and benefits available to members – see The Arts Society page of this website.  Please keep checking back with our website for the latest information.    ***************                         Chairman  Nigel Harper outside our venue
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