On Wednesday evening, we were delighted to have the visit of a group from the city of Hamm. An absorbing exchange of views followed covering our shared culture and values as well as our diversity. It was a convivial, entertaining atmosphere as we discussed buildings, retail shopping and word origins, amongst other things. We are thankful to Dorothy Fear who arranged the meeting as representative of the Bradford-Hamm partnership and of course a member of the Circle. This being the first time that such a visit has taken place, we agreed that further future contact should take place. The Circle was presented with a beautiful German book : der sonnige Südwestern – Deutschland.