The Short Story Competition 2015 had as it’s theme, ‘Freedom’. Members were asked to enter a short story of 2,000 words or less for the chance to win two nights B&B for two people at Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire, Wales. Sittingbourne member, Jill Sidders, won the competition with her story Freedom lost and Freedom gained.
This year the Telephone Treasure Trail celebrates its 20th anniversary! It was initially organised by Abbots Langley member Caroline Bloomer with 231 groups taking part. Because of its great success, it turned into an annual event and now – 20 years on – almost 400 groups took part. This year was organised by Crewe & District NWR.
In 2016 it will be 100 years since Einstein published his theory of general relativity. It followed his theory of special relativity published in 1905. Both theories are rather complicated, but basically Einstein argued, in the theory of special relativity, that things like time and space are relative to the state (speed) of the observer – space contracts and time dilates when travelling close to the speed of light.