Saturday 28th November 2015 – Talk on Psychology & Overview of Benefit Changes

Deepak was kind enough to host the event at his house where we heard from two speakers, Terry Feldman and Gladys Janes. Terry gave us an introduction to psychology, and Gladys reviewed the latest changes to the benefit system.

Terry’s background is surprising varied. In his working career, he has been an estate agent, greeting card salesman and local government housing officer. In 1996, somewhat late in life, he decided to eradicate an educational inferiority complex and worked for a psychology degree with the Open University. In 2006 he attained a Masters in the same subject. Thereafter he served a short term in Pentonville Prison (working as a psychologist, not staying as a resident). Later, he spent a year teaching psychology to A-level students at a local Secondary School. He is a regular speaker to U3A groups and kindly agreed to give us an overview of psychology. It is impossible to in this brief write up to do justice to what he shared. For those who would like to hear again what Terry shared with us, or for those who could not attend and would like to hear what he shared, it is available below.

Gladys is a member of the Welfare and Benefits team working at the Harrow Association of Disabled People (HAD). HAD’s mission is to promote and bring about inclusion and equality for all disabled people in all areas of life. Gladys has worked for HAD for over 40 years and shared with us an update about changes in the benefits system. It is impossible to in this brief write up to do justice to what she shared. For those who would like to hear again what Gladys shared with us, or for those who could not attend and would like to hear what she shared, it is available below.

As always Deepak was an excellent host keeping us well fed and watered, supplemented by some sumptuous cakes baked by Gillian. The following picture captures some of our branch looking very studious!

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