Text of the Prof. Merryn Hutchings Education discussion available

Professor Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University: discussed “Are schools now exam factories?" in this latest Green Room Podcast of the live event held in late October 2017.
What are we doing to children’s education?

The original text of the presentation for discussion is available for download here (PDF 75kb opens in a new window or right click and select download).

Audio of the discussion:

Listen to the talk by Prof. Merryn Hutchings on Education

Professor Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University: discussed “Are schools now exam factories?" in this latest Green Room Podcast of the live event held in late October 2017.
What are we doing to children’s education?
Merryn appears on the BBC and Channel 4 speaking of her increasing
concern about the stress we are creating for our young. You can listen to other podcasts here

Listen to the Marine Pollution talk by Prof. Allan Williams

The marine pollution presentation by Prof. Allan Williams at the Green Room in October 2017 is now available as an audio podcast you can listen to in your browser (player for this episode is below) or download to listen later.

We have a range of different recordings of talks, events, and poetry all on our podcast page. All the podcasts can be found on this playlist at Soundcloud.

‘Counterpoint’ talks announced - Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations

Sustainable Wales announces celebrations of its Twentieth Anniversary.

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Counterpoint’ talks feature leading speakers, all experts in their fields.

Director, Margaret Minhinnick, says: “These events cover the charity’s concerns, which are environmental and cultural. They lead up to our AGM on November 16.”

The three talks take place at the GREEN ROOM, 5, James St. Porthcawl CF36 3BG. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 8pm

Professor Allan Williams:

Marine litter’. This problem intensifies as plastics break down, even entering the human bloodstream. A timely talk from one of the world’s leading ‘beachologists’ 

GREEN ROOM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 8pm

Professor Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University:

“Are schools now exam factories? What are we doing to children’s education?

Merryn appears on the BBC and Channel 4 speaking of her increasing concern about the stress we are creating for our young.

GREEN ROOM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8pm

Kevin Sinnott discusses his art and the extraordinary gallery he has created in Pontycymer. There will be opportunities to purchase new prints.

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These talks are part of the charity’s celebrations of its twentieth anniversary. These culminate at the STAGE DOOR, GRAND PAVILION, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6.30pm – 10.00 pm (more information will be published about this celebration event/AGM on the blog and events sections).

Expect music and poetry and a performance by Porthcawl’s own ‘One Time Alive’, launching their third album, ‘Red Shift’.

Notice to supporters, SUSSED Annual Meeting - 13 Sept 2017

INVITATION TO: SUSSED ANNUAL MEETING  2016-17

THE GREEN ROOM WED. 13TH SEPT 2017 7. 30PM

GUEST SPEAKER COUNCILLOR ALEX HARRIS AND ‘BREXIT’ DISCUSSION

REFRESHMENTS

Dear SUSSED Supporters,

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It is our pleasure to invite you to SUSSED Wales’ Annual Meeting 2016/17, 13th Sept 2017, 7:30pm followed by a discussion facilitated by Green Party Councillor Alex Harris and concluded with refreshments and buffet. To be held in the Green Room, above SUSSED, Porthcawl CF36 3BG. 

The AGM, we expect, to be quite informal and short. It will update people about SUSSED’s trading, finances and activities and elect the SUSSED board of directors and volunteer roles and responsibilities.

If anyone would like to stand as a company Director please get in touch before-hand. Or maybe you would like to volunteer and help with shop sales, volunteer coordination, membership development, administration, finances, information research, communications or IT? We would be delighted to hear from you.

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As a community cooperative our volunteers, supporters and membership are central to the organisation. We are a democratic and thus participatory organisation – we need not only your commitment to shop at SUSSED but also your ideas. 

Indeed, as community members you have a stake in the business as you are in fact the “owners”. Thus, we appreciate it when people attend the AGM and give us feedback.

Our guest speaker is Councillor Alex Harris who represents the Green Party in the Rest Bay ward, Porthcawl. The theme we have asked Alex to speak on and lead the discussion is:

What effect will Brexit have on the local community?  How can we respond?

Each community is different. There is a higher number of immigrants in Cardiff than in Porthcawl but there is a larger farming community here. What effect will the current negotiations have on us?

Infrastructure monies from the EU will dry up – when? Will the UK/Welsh Governments compensate for this? What effect will this have on us in Wales? If there is no money into the Valleys for instance, what impact will that have on Porthcawl?

It’s great to see that environmental policies from the EU are being incorporated into UK legislation. Are there any that are being omitted? 

Afterwards let’s celebrate the fact that our community actually has a shop like SUSSED.

We hope that you can attend what should be an enjoyable evening.  

Please RSVP, via email (mm@sustainablewales.org.uk ) or phone (01656783962) to ensure there is an appropriate amount of seating and refreshments available.

Best Wishes

Margaret Minhinnick on behalf of all the Directors SUSSED (Luke Evans, Martin Little, Robert Minhinnick, Peter Morgan, Melanie Johnson)

Listen to the successful public meeting "Producing our own Energy"

An engaged audience listened and questioned the guest speakers: Chris Blake
Community Energy Wales, Robert Proctor RENEW Wales / Community Energy Wales, Shea Jones
Re-Energising Wales Project Officer, Institute of Welsh Affairs, Ceri Williams Bridgend C.B.C. and Margaret Minhinnick, Director Sustainable Wales.

The meeting was chaired by Richard Thomas (Sustainable Wales) and Introduced by Councillor Huw David, Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council. Welsh Government and Rural Development Plan (reach, BCBC) representatives were also present to talk with attendees and provide information on their current activities. Thanks to all who attended and spoke, and the help of the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl staff for enabling the event to run smoothly. 

An audio podcast of the meeting is now available. Listen now or download below or directly access the recording at SoundCloud where it can be downloaded.

Original description details of the event.

Other podcasts are available from Sustainable Wales

This recording omits the Shine a Light? film as you can watch that separately on our site