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The Phiroz Mehta Trust Summer School 2013

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By The Editor

Thanks to the kindness of a Newsletter reader, we have been put in touch with Claridge House, a Quaker house which is a retreat and healing centre at Lingfield, Surrey, and we have booked our next Summer School there from Tuesday 23rd July to Sunday 28th July, 2013.

Claridge House is an old Victorian house with an attractive two-acre garden, and is in a rural part of Surrey. (We are told that there are lovely walks in the vicinity). It should be an ideal and peaceful venue for our Summer School. There will be a large room with French windows opening onto the garden for our meetings, and there are also a quiet room and a library. Accommodation will be mostly in single rooms, but there are also some twin-bedded rooms which can be used for single occupancy. All rooms have wash basins and tea-making facilities. The food will be entirely vegetarian, but various special diets (all vegetarian) will be available for those who require them, provided notice is given in good time. All meals will be included, and morning coffee and afternoon tea with cake will be made for us. Lingfield railway station with a direct line to London Victoria is only a few minutes away, and usually one train a day will be met.

The cost for the five night stay will be £310, which will be more than we have been paying previously, but this does seem to be the going rate nowadays. Please do not be put off by the rise in cost. A bursary is available for those who may have difficulty in meeting the full charge. Please contact the Trust about this in strict confidence. It would be lovely if we could keep the Summer School going, each making their contribution to it in their own special way.

Bookings are being taken now. Please send your cheque for £50 made out to Claridge House to the Trust at 47 Lillian Road, London SW13 9JF. This deposit is non-returnable, and the balance will be due to be paid by 15th June.

Day visitors are also welcome, and one day during the Summer School will be set aside for them.

Please do come!

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