Note that SCR members receive a 10% discount on lunches served in in the SCR (in collaboration with Keele Hall Catering) when using your Keelecard. This is in place of the standard staff card discount of 5%.
YOU CANNOT BOOK FOR THIS EVENT THROUGH FACEBOOK - ONLY USING THE BOOKING FORM (below)
Jim, our regular piper did not escape to the Antipodes after all, and will be piping in the haggis with his usual verve and brio!
Brief menu details as follows (see link for more details and booking form)
Cock-a-leekie soup (Veg. option: Highland vegetable and barley broth)
Haggis (Veg. option - vegetarian haggis)
Scottish salmon steak [Veg. option: Parcel of mashed parsnips & lentils etc] Both with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.
Raspberry shortbread with a sweet whisky cream
Coffee or Tea with whisky chocolate truffles
Please let me have bookings by last post on Thursday 17th January - the day after our Whisky Tasting with Jim Gillespie!. As this is such a popular event I expect you will be getting out your cheque books even as you read this!
If however, you would prefer to pay online by direct transfer, the relevant information is on the booking form.
Don't hesitate to get back to me if you have any queries.
All good wishes for Christmas and the New Year!
.....And lang may yer lum reek (no, it’s not rude, though perhaps not very “green”!)
Whisky tasting: 16th January, 5.30pm, Common Room.
Wine tasting: 20th March, 5.30pm, Common Room.
Please put these dates in your diary! The cost for each event will be £10, which includes a goodly amount of booze. You can pay in cash on the day or you can transfer your £10 to the SCR account (sort code 54-10-27 a/c 05643449 reference whisky or wine tasting).
For the Whisky Tasting on the 16th, if you would like to come, please could you email me to confirm by the end of the preceding week (Sunday 13th). You will get an out of office, as I’ll be in Italy (!) but I will be back at work on the 14th and will then confirm numbers with Jim. Let me know in your email if you are planning to pay your £10 on the door or by bank transfer.
New participants particularly welcome. Enter now so the draw can be made.
The draw and results of the 2013/14 Chess Championship of the SCR, concluded in early 2015, appears here.
Winner 2014: John Staniforth - congratulations to our new Champion. (This competition took until 2015 to complete, through no fault of the finalists.)
We are delighted that, as part of the agreement, existing SCR services and facilities were safeguarded with a 10% discount on all the meals for our members, on use of a Keele card to pay for the meal. Cards can currently be charged with money in Chancellor's Building, or online. A sample menu is attached, and under our Constitution temporary membership is available for others when buying from this range.
We hope you'll agree that this is an ideal location for staff and SCR members to meet for lunch with colleagues and friends, and that it is also a great opportunity to raise awareness of the SCR itself. Food is served in both the Bar and the Common Room.
Regards, Chris Adams, Chairman
As well as a written description and a map for each of the walks, John has also provided an introduction describing the area covered, and a handy section on the geological background and scenery to be experienced.
As he says, the descriptions were correct at the time of writing (2008), and small changes in availability of pubs and footpaths may subsequently occur. Users should of course take this into account.