We gathered once more in the beautiful grounds of Clayesmore School for the society’s literature event. This year the weather was clement which made for a very relaxed and English summer outing.
So who did we hear? First up was Roman Krznaric who gave a very interesting talk, indeed performance, on his lifestyle philosophy. Much of the content of his talk is in the forefront of my mind. Certainly listening to Roman has prompted me to expand my reading. He joined us for what was once again an amazing feast at lunch and was generous with his knowledge and thoughts.
Next up, was Germaine Greer, an icon for generations of women and she did not disappoint. We were thoroughly entertained as professor Greer set out to prove that Ann Hathaway made Shakespeare the man he was.
Then it was time for a cream tea!
I imagine it is not easy to take the stage at the end of the day and after Germaine, especially if you are a woman and a poet, but Wendy Cope more than held her own, she was punchy, self assured and gritty. Her readings made us laugh and think at the end of another fabulous day.