Tuesday Forum: History
Tuesday Forum was the brainchild of Joy Oldridge who began it with a small group of women in 1972.
Its main aim was, and still is, to provide intellectual stimulation through a lecture forum at a monthly meeting. Initially the membership was exclusively women but, over the years, membership includes a growing number of men.
A secondary aim is to assist the local community through donations to charities and bursaries where possible.
Since its inception in 1972 there have been four chairmen;
|Joy Oldridge, who served in that capacity for 30 years until she retired to Somerset West.
She still takes a keen interest in her ‘baby’, the Tuesday Forum.
|Caroline van Niekerk who was Chairman from 2002 to 2006 during which time she organised the move to the Musaion.|
|Ann Ackermann who took over when Caroline retired to Onrus, and chaired Forum from 2007 to 2014.|
|Jenny Janisch who became the fourth Chairman in 2015, and supervised the moves from Tukkies to Brooklyn and, finally, to Skuilkrans.|
An overview of the 46 year history of Tuesday Forum is available in pdf format:
A History of Tuesday Forum.