As we all remember, Great Meeting has long been affectionately known as the “Mayors’ Nest”, having historically spawned many of the city’s previous mayors. We are immensely proud that Sir Peter Soulsby became the first elected Mayor of the City of Leicester.
Peter is pictured here, during Great Meeting’s tercentenary celebration in 2008, with our member Manjula Sood MBE. Manjula was awarded an M.B.E. for ‘Services to the community in Leicester’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and also became the UK’s first Asian Lady Mayor.
David Wykes with a colleague, Isabel Rivers, has edited a volume of nine essays, Dissenting praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales.
Elizabeth Wykes under (under her professional name Elizabeth Clapp) also has a book coming out, Women, Dissent and Anti-slavery in Britain and America, 1790 – 1865, which she has edited with a colleague, Julie Roy Jeffrey.
Warmest congratulations to Dr Anthony Fletcher on the book launch of ‘The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland’ which he jointly edited.
The launch took place on the 12th May at the Natural History Museum in London.
Join with Leicester Unitarians at the Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, Leicester