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Good Conference!

Post by FEtutor » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:40 pm

Many thanks to all those (especially Geraldine) involved in putting on this year's conference, and to all the speakers. Once again it was interesting, inspiring, energising day- and it was good to meet people from the board! :grin:

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Post by Tricia » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:54 pm

I'll second that! Thanks to all.
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Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:15 am

...and thank you to everyone who attended!

It seemed to me to be a very convivial day. ;-)

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Post by chew8 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:49 am

Yes, many thanks to all who worked so hard. I thought it went well. It was particularly good to hear from Gertrude Niles - and nice to meet Angus.

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Post by Hammered » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:50 pm

Is there likely to be a DVD this year for those of us who couldn't make it?

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Post by Judy » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:46 pm

I was wondering about that too. I really enjoyed watching it last year. :grin:

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Post by maizie » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:51 pm

Sorry, no video this year. But I hope that we can either post the conference papers on this website, or produce a conference edition of the Newsletter.

I'd like to say a big Thank You, not in 'let's acknowledge everybody who worked behind the scenes way', but to everybody who came, in whatever capacity.

It's a bit nerve wracking being one of the organisers, and I know that one or two bits didn't run as smoothly as they might, but I had a a great time thanks to everyone there!

I just hope Ch4 doesn't manage to misrepresent us in some way... :???:

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:56 pm

Have we any idea Maizie when the Channel 4 piece will be screened?

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Post by maizie » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:26 pm

'Fraid not, Jim. I forgot to ask her!

BTW Do nerves get 'racked' or 'wracked'? I had hideous doubts once I'd seen it in print!

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Post by swern » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:31 pm

Just to add my congratulations on another interesting conference, and a very enjoyable day.
I understand that the programme is due to be shown sometime at the beginning of next year.

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Post by Goodenough » Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:26 pm

I really enjoyed the conference and especially putting faces to the names I know from the message board. Thanks to everyone involved in organising it and also to those who listened to my questions/comments and offered lots of advice and comments of their own.

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Post by kenm » Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:49 pm

maizie wrote:BTW Do nerves get 'racked' or 'wracked'? I had hideous doubts once I'd seen it in print!
The Chambers dictionary gives both "nerve-racking" and "nerve-wracking", so I reckon you can use either. However, the first meaning of "rack" (it has eight) includes a verb with the relevant meanings "stretch" and "torture", while neither of the two meanings of "wrack" has a verb within it.
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Post by chew8 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:03 pm

I have always associated 'nerve-racking' with the 'rack' as an instrument of torture. I think, though, that Shakespeare uses 'wrack' in the sense of 'shipwreck', and if the spelling 'nerve-wracking' is also permissible, perhaps this is the underlying implication. My Collins dictionary gives 'to be or cause to be wrecked' as an archaic meaning of 'wrack', which may supply a 'verby' flavour.

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Post by Anna » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:25 pm

I just wanted to add my thanks to everyone working behind the scenes, esp Geraldine. :grin:

It was great to meet some many familar names and I found all the talks very interesting. Gertrude's was particularly inspiring and uplifting. The discussion group with Debbie was very useful too. I have stored away ideas for different alphabet code charts! ;-)

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Post by AngusM » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:08 pm

Back in NY. Many thanks for a great conference! I really enjoyed meeting you all.

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