Tuesday Forum



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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 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. Caroline van Niekerk
Ann Ackermann 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.

Jenny Janisch

An overview of the 46 year history of Tuesday Forum is available in pdf format:
A History of Tuesday Forum.