Friday, June 08, 2018

Radical Help | Hilary Cottam | RSA Replay

We'll talk about this video at Faculty Club luncheon, tomorrow (Thur, 6-14) at 11:30 p.m. at Pete's University Park Cafe. More info and rsvp at http://Meetup.com/Franklin-Circles Join us!

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Why start or join a club?


DRAFT 6/6/18
Designed to Un-Polarize

Club is an English civil war neologism. It was a term with strong overtones... which are entirely lost today since we use the term casually for all kinds of societies and associations of like minded individuals for a purpose…'club-men' were those who deliberately suppressed political differences, in order to combine and protect their interests against all comers... 'Clubbing together' in self-defense. Lisa Jardine, "On a Grander Scale: The Outstanding Life of Sir Christopher Wren," 2002 HarperCollins, New York, p 112 

We are working to bring back this type of club, updated for the 21st Century by way of Ben Franklin, Malcolm Knowles and Sugatra Mitra. Will you join us? 

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Sir Christopher? Not even James Wren.

I've decided not to renew my subscription with Ancestory.com. After spending way too much time and money, this is what I now know about my dad's geneology:


Relationship between Joseph Wren & John Thomas Wren

Joseph Wren (1794 - 1854) 
2nd great-grandfather 

John Edgar Wren (1840 - 1910) 
son of Joseph Wren