GEEK QUIZ

Geek Quiz 2019

Non-members are welcome

Date: Saturday 25 May
Time: 7pm
Venue: DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe, 2 Bayfront Avenue, L1-03/04/05 Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018972
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Price: $12 per person
Online Booking https://geekquiz2019.eventbrite.sg

It's back! The Annual Geek Pride Day Quiz Co-organised by Mensa Singapore and IGAS. So get together your fan friends of comics, Discworld, games, HGTTG, Star Trek, Star Wars and all things Geek.

This year's quizmaster is Shan Wee of Kiss 92FM.

Cash prizes to be won. Team maximum is six.


A Discovery of Witches

Afternoon Book Group Choice.
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Monday Afternoon Book Group May Meeting

Non-members are welcome

Date: Monday 27 May
Time: 12:00 noon
Venue: The Tea Lounge, Tanglin Club

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is the first in the All Souls trilogy and lends its title to the Sky One television adaptation which premiered in September 2018.

Harkness is an historian and lecturer at the University of Southern California. She has often spent time researching in Oxford's famous Bodleian Library. Diana Bishop, like her creator, is a lecturer whose 'research into alchemical manuscripts' opens up her suppressed powers as a witch. Enter a vampire who has been searching for the same book and all the ingredients for an intelligent Fantasy novel come together for a page-turner of a read.

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Milkman

Evening Book Group (in the afternoon) Choice
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Evening (in the afternoon) Book Group June Meeting

Non-members are welcome

Date: Friday 9 June
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel

Milkman, by Anna Burns, is set in an 'alternative Ardoyne', a Catholic Nationalist enclave off the Antrim Road in Belfast. Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Milkman has been described as 'not an easy read'.

The book's presentation of the Troubles in Belfast goes some way to explain the savage use of flags and anthems, among other things, as forms of psychological warfare to readers who have no knowledge of what it means to be confronted with extremist sectarian ideologists.

While the paint on the curbstones in their relevant and virulent colours speak outwardly of the control the paramilitaries have over the communities they falsely claim to represent, Burns writes about the internal, unseen control of men who misuse and abuse women in the name of 'the cause'.