Lutterworth Speakers Club took on one of their regular self-imposed challenges last month with an evening of impromptu talks. We dream up titles, throw them into a hat and then draw someone else’s title to construct a speech around. With only 10 minutes to prepare, this is indeed a challenge, but we achieve surprisingly good results. The subjects ranged from ‘Man’s Inhumanity to Man’ (gamely tackled by Maggie Barlow) to the ‘Best Thing since Sliced Bread’ – declared by Mary Evans to be the Lutterworth U3A and a wonderful promotional job she did!

Margaret Baldwin started proceedings with a descriptive talk on the recent floods; Allan Rimmer, visiting, tried to decide whether schooldays were the best (it’s a matter of opinion); David Hanger ‘Would Like to Influence’ the legal system in a number of ways but chiefly to bring common sense into it and Allan Heggs’ ‘Trip to the Zoo’ described an innovative zoo that goes out to the public, allowing schoolchildren to handle snakes and tarantulas.

We are a small, friendly and welcoming Club whose aim is to help anyone learn to speak. We meet at the Greyhound Inn, Lutterworth, 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 7.30 – 9.30pm. Drop in to see us or for more information contact Maggie Barlow on 01455 207774.