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Lectures 2021 - 2022

Lectures 2021 – 2022

Lectures are due to continue at the Apex on Tuesday 19th October 2021

Speaker: Jim Holmes
Bowing to Tradition, the unexpected sides to Japanese Society 

From the country that gave us ‘high tech’ it comes as a surprise to find that many aspects of Japanese society defy modernity.  Farming with hand tools, villages of thatch and deeply held superstitious beliefs about foxes; there is much more to Japan than mega cities, volcanoes.  Travel with Jim through the unexpected sides of Japanese life and see how simple, handmade and contradictory it really can be. Jim Holmes lived in Japan for two years while working on photographic projects and this talk is his personal journey through Japanese life.

Jim Holmes

Jim is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a professional documentary photographer specializing in worldwide humanitarian and environmental assignments from his base in Chester. Jim lived in Asia for over 30 years, and has travelled to over 50 countries on his travels around the world.  

Jim’s talks are unique, entertaining and informative, bringing together the best of his photographic career and the experiences his assignments have brought, all from some of the world’s most fascinating locations. 

All lectures will take place in the Apex. If, for any reason the Apex is not available on any of the dates given below, the date will be changed. As the Apex organisers are normally able to give us fair warning, you will be informed of any changes by newsletter and the Chairman will make an announcement at lectures beforehand.

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Sep 2021

The Life and Times of Walter Guiness

Tue 21 Sep @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Speaker: Adrian Tindall

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

21st September  - Adrian Tindall The Life and Times of Walter Guiness, Lord Moyne of Bury St Edmunds

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Oct 2021

Bowing to Tradition

Tue 19 Oct @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Speaker: Jim Holmes

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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19th October  – Jim Holmes. Bowing to Tradition: Traditionalism and Modernity in Japanese Society.

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