Just some details to let you know how things are progressing on several fronts but please note that I would also like some information from you.
1. Canterbury Seminar - 27th to 29th April 2018 Arrangements are proceeding. The lecture theatre has been booked (the Michael Berry Lecture Theatre in the Old Sessions House – see attached maps of the University Campus). The Saturday evening banquet will be held at the Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel (36 New Dover Road)
The costs will be as follows: -
The two-day seminar, including tea and coffee on the Saturday - £35
The Dinner at the Best Western Hotel (we will have our own room) - £37
The Buffet lunch in The Old Sessions House on Sunday - £7
So if you are planning to attend all the sessions, and I really hope that you can, the cost will be - £79
If you cannot come to the Dinner for any reason then the cost will be - £42
Attendance on the Saturday only will be £20 and on Sunday only will be £24 (including Buffet Lunch)
Visitors are welcome so if you have a friend who would like to come along please bring them with you. There is no extra charge for non-members although it would be great if you would encourage them to join the Group.
This will be our 16th Canterbury Seminar and ever since we began, the Friday night has always included a trip to Pinocchio’s restaurant for an Italian meal. It has always turned out to be a very convivial evening. However, attendance has dropped off slightly over the past couple of years so a couple of questions.
Question 1 is: - Are you likely to come to the Canterbury Seminar (now that we know dates)?
Question 2 is: - Would you like me to book Pinocchio’s again for us? If 20 or more say “yeah” I will proceed.
2. Proposed Seminar at York
I have taken on board comments from those who responded about holding a Seminar in that beautiful city of York. Summer rather than late winter seems to be preferable.
Accordingly I am selecting Saturday 16th June as a date for this day seminar.
Question 3 is: - are you likely to come to a Seminar in York on this date?
If I receive a positive response from 15 or more people I will proceed with arranging the session.
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
With all good wishes
John F Kennedy's Assassination was a defining moment in both the history of the United States and to the lives of millions of people around the world. He was the figurehead for a change of attitudes in a country fast becoming disillusioned with it's foreign policy and desperate for civil rights reform and in a world escalating to nuclear destruction.
President Kennedy was the youngest man elected to the 'White House', and sadly at 46 he was the youngest to die in office. He still represents to a huge majority of the world today freedom, social parity and peace. It is essential that we uncover the truth about his assassination and uphold the the ideals and goals he set out not only for America but the World.
'We in this country, in this generation, 'are by destiny rather than choice, 'the watchmen on the walls of world freedom.' We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, good will toward men.' That must be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. 'For as was written long ago: 'Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen waketh but in vain'
The concluding words of the speech due to have been delivered by President Kennedy at Dallas Trade Mart, 22nd November 1963. Full Speech Here