On 3 February members of Milverton Womens‘ Institute were treated to a wonderful illustrated talk by Ursula Franklin on ‘Penguins’.
Ursula decided to study penguins after the tragic sudden death of her husband. She immersed herself in travelling to as much of the Southern Hemisphere as possible in order to study the different species of penguin, and her stories were hilarious, fascinating and at times sad.
John Ruskin wrote that it is practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry! Tales of her various means of travel, grappling with the elements, underlined her courage and determination! The penguins certainly put a smile on the face and the members and many guests thoroughly enjoyed learning so much about these wonderful creatures.
We hope Ursula will return as our guest next year as she is about to set off on a further trip to see even more penguins – there are 17 different species!
Our next meeting on the 3 March will be in the Victoria Rooms at 2.30 pm and we much look forward to welcoming Lottie Dale to give her talk ‘Treading the wards, a Nurse’s tale’. We are sure there will be many amusing stories!
Visitors will be warmly welcomed.