Just to remind everyone after the winter break, our next meeting will be as usual on the first Thursday of the month, on Thursday March 1st, at the Birmingham & Midland Institute, at 6.30p.m in the Woodward room. We are very sad about the death of our long time member, Peter Isaake, and we are proposing, in memory of him, to read some of his poems at the meeting.  Newcomers are very, very welcome.