The meeting today went really well. We are continuing to welcome several visitors and new members which is great. To help the new members we have introduced an induction pack and a ‘buddy’ system which we hope will make them feel immediately at home and part of the group.
The speaker today was Linda King who gave a presentation and wonderful commentary on ‘Pedagogues, Perps, Prostitutes and Piles.’ It covered events from the 1890’s involving children being beaten at school by teachers, murderers and their trials and petty crime with some of the sentences given to the offenders.
It was very interesting and even funny at times. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and are looking forward to our next meeting which will be on Wednesday 27th July when the speakers will be from ‘Magistrates in the Community.’