English Speaking Union by Kate Stuart

Members and guests attended the second meeting of the ESU 2015/16 season at Portal Premier Golf Club. After lunch Dr John Perkins, a retired Chemical Engineer, and a devotee of Mozart, gave a delightful talk entitled Desert Island Discs with Mozart. He followed the formula of the radio programme, playing 8 excerpts across the spectrum of Mozart's music. This was interspersed with information about his life, how he loved billiards often composing in his head whilst playing. An amazing genius.

John finished his talk with giving Mozart a billiard table and an inexhaustible supply of chalk as his luxury item and a bound copy of all his musical works.

The next meeting will take place at Portal Premier Golf Club on November 10. The speaker will be Dr Simon La Frenais his subject - Charles Darwin. New members very welcome. Please contact 01606 215908 for further details.