The library is zooming!

With lockdown continuing and no definite end in sight we are trying to bring you some of the library’s activities online. In a two-part talk using Zoom, Keith Jewitt will look first at Gertrude Bell’s North East roots, and then at her extraordinary life and…

Enchanted by islands

My holiday itinerary always seems to involve going to, or staying on, islands. I seem mysteriously to feel the pull of these often isolated places. There is something about that distance between shore and the mainland, viewed often from a deck of a ferry, as…

An actor’s life for me…

Class Act Drama group welcomes members from all backgrounds and experience.  The group is founded on a mutual enjoyment of the dramatic arts , and we take pride in our performances…but Fun is the underlying message in everything we do.  Meeting on Mondays at Jesmond…

Philosophy Reading Group

The Philosophy Reading Group, which has about 12 members, meets from 5pm – 7pm, on the first Tuesday of each month during the academic term. We agree a philosophical text to read and one of us volunteers to lead the discussion. We normally study a…

The WEA in Jesmond

There are two WEA Classes which meet in Jesmond Library. Literature in Context started in September 2019 (Fridays, 1.30-3.30) and runs for 11 weeks each term. September’s session focused on how authors begin their novels, plays and poems. In January 2020 we started a new…

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