Tuesday Talks

A series of evening talks and discussion sessions is planned so as to foster exchanges on current affairs of a broad kind. Guest speakers are invited to explain an idea, in half an hour, and then to lead a discussion about it to engage the audience. Topics are expected to cover science, world affairs and any other topics people suggest.

The program will be launched with an initial series by Paul Dowling and Gordon Redding, and others will be added from guest speakers and residents as they are arranged.

The venue will be the ground floor room at the base of the Tower and the timing will be from 8pm to 9pm plus. Meetings will be on the first Tuesday of each month (subject to speaker availability).

Initial series:

6 Oct 2015. Prof. Gordon Redding. Why some countries are richer than others: an introduction to economic history.

3 Nov 2015. Prof. Gordon Redding. The amazing cool-water hypothesis: why Europe came to dominate the world.

2 Dec 2015. Prof Gordon Redding. The growth of China, and its coming dilemmas.

5 Jan 2016. Francisco Yeo (to be confirmed). The world of international charity work.

2 Feb 2016. Prof Paul Dowling. The unique nature of Japan.

1 March 2016. Prof. Gordon Redding. The puzzle of Islam: its wonders and its handicaps.

Further talks and discussions now being arranged. Volunteers welcome!

South Dock Marina Consultation (no. 2)

Dates: Wednesday 7 October 2015 and Thursday 8 October 2015

Venue: Surrey Docks Watersports Centre, Rope Street (off Plough Way), London, SE16 7SX

Time: 5.00PM to 7.30PM (Booking Required)

Webpage: http://tinyurl.com/southdockmarina

RSVP DAY 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-dock-marina-proposal-consultation-no-2-tickets-18435756845

RSVP DAY 2: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-dock-marina-proposal-consultation-no-2-day-two-tickets-18619529514?aff=es2


As part of the Council’s commitment to build 11,000 new council homes by 2043, the Southwark Regeneration in Partnership Programme (SRPP) is considering the regeneration of several council owned sites to provide new homes and improved public facilities. The South Dock Marina Boatyard is one of the sites that is being considered as part of the programme.

This event is a follow-up to the consultation held on 29 July. It will give you the opportunity to discuss the revised draft proposal with the project team. To make sure we are abe to accommodate as many people as possible, we will be running five 25-minute focus group sessions. Each focus group will hold a maximum of 20 people, so it is essential you reserve a place.

If you are unable to access the eventbrite reservation system, please contact housingregen@southwark.gov.uk or on 020 7525 1220 for assistance.