Today's world is increasingly complex with tidal waves of information, both reliable and fake, flooding all forms of the media and internet. The issues of the day can range from the deadly serious to the light-hearted but all effect us in some way. Our aim is to discuss three or four topics each week (chosen by the group) and to enrich our understanding of them by sharing the views and perceptions of its members. Invariably, our understanding is enriched by their insights. Those who have lived or worked abroad can often add a further dimension to the discussion. It is not a forum for 'imported experts' but an opportunity to spend a pleasant hour or so listening to the experience of others and sharing thoughts, often humorously, on domestic and world events.