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January 2020

Lecture : Casting Stones – Clerics and Working Girls in the Convent

23 January 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
€12

When asked at her trial on 19 October 1701, what she did for a living, Catherina Mifsud responded “I am a public woman and that is how I battle through life”. The straightforward quality of her statement belies the overall consensus that early modern prostitutes were victims or disorderly women. Wage-dependent persons from all walks of life were socially perceived to be actively battling with life’s struggles. Religious sanctions were essential to sustain basic social norms. Prostitutes were wage-dependent persons…

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Walking Tour Victtoriosa (Birgu)

27 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
€5

One of our members has kindly offered to host a walking tour of Vittoriosa (Birgu), so please put on your comfortable walking shoes and join us as she shows us around this beautiful city. We will start by walking through the three gates into Vittoriosa. We’ll cover the Collachio, which is the old part of Birgu, with its narrow, winding streets, going past the Old Armoury and the Bishop’s Palace. If the weather is good, we may walk along the…

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February 2020

Golden Harvest Bakery Tour

4 February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
€5

If you missed our last visit to the Golden Harvest Bakery or would like to visit again, this is your chance to take this popular and interesting tour! From a traditional family bakery in Floriana back in 1946, to the state-of- the-art facility the company currently operates from in San Gwann, Golden Harvest has always been at the forefront of the Maltese bread industry. Since its inception over 70 years ago, the company has always strived to achieve the best…

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February Monthly Meeting

12 February 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
€20

Join us in February at an evening get-together to celebrate our Association’s 51st Anniversary at The Thirsty Lawyer in Valletta. Cost includes a delicious array of canapés and a glass of wine /cocktail. Guests, partners and friends of members are all welcome.

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February Lecture : The Emancipation of Women in Malta WW11 – 1970s

18 February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
€12

The ‘Emancipation’ of Maltese Women WWII to 1970’s – Liberation at last... or not?  Presented by Mr Simon Cusens. Mr Cusens’s thesis “The Role of Women in WWII – The case of Malta” revealed the huge contribution made by women at every strata of society and the military, which was largely omitted from record. This newly found liberation for women ended abruptly after the war and the next few decades saw a return to the old attitudes and expectations. Mr…

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March 2020

March Lecture : Museum or Mausoleum? The secularisation of sacred space and the loss of meaning

26 March 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
€12

What happens to the inherent iconological meaning of artefacts, sculptures and paintings within sacred spaces, once removed from their original location? What happens to their ability to transmit their message, their view, to the observer? Is not the continuation of a religious and spiritual legacy a value in itself? To conserve an experience or, paradoxically, a “possibility of experience”, is not quite like merely conserving an oil or wall painting, or the architectural fabric of the space. There are other…

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October 2020

2020 Annual General Meeting

13 October 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Unfortunately, due to Covid19 the March AGM had to be cancelled.  We are now planning to hold the AGM on Tuesday 13 October at the Intercontinental Hotel, St Julian's. Full details will be provided in the October newsletter

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November 2020

November 2020 – Morning Socials

9 November 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

To encourage contact among members who would like to gather personally, three of our members have volunteered to organise three different small group socials in different locations on different days, at venues that can allow for socially distanced chats. Monday 9th November  - Naxxar Tuesday 17th November - St Julian's Wednesday 19th November - Kalkara Take a look in November's newsletter for the hosts, dates and times. You never know, you might meet a new friend!

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Jewellery workshop

11 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
€25

This is your chance to make your own semi-precious necklace.  On the day, you will create a lovely frosted genuine Amazonite bead necklace and learn about jewellery tools, stringing materials and clasps. This workshop will also be very useful for those who want to learn how to fix old necklaces that need restringing. Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 Find The Door Artisan Boutique 27 Triq It-Tramuntana, Birgu 10.00 to 11.30 €25.00 per person, payable on the day

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May 2021

2021 AGM

5 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This year's AGM will be held at the Royal Marsa Golf Club on Wednesday, 5 May 2021.  The AGM is when the Executive Board for 2021-2022 will be elected and we are now calling for nominations. There will also be a luncheon for members who would like to stay on for lunch after the AGM. Arrangements are progressing and full details will be provided in the April newsletter.  

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