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Philatelic Shared Learning

“Until I did this project I did not realise that there was so much involved in “stamp collecting” and what an interesting history The Royal Philatelic Society London has. The opportunity to research and handle the Society’s precious objects has been a unique experience.” U3A volunteer, Carole Haskel

This Shared Learning project involved U3A volunteers: Larry Sequeira, Carole Haskel, Robert Mott and Barry Campbell, researching the various decades of the Royal Philatelic Society’s history to create an exhibition: Highlights of No.41 Devonshire Place at the Museum of Philatelic History in London.

Larry said, “This was my first experience as a U3A volunteer at a Shared Learning Project. I had wanted to engage in something of interest and outside my sphere of knowledge which is why I chose this project connected with the RSPL and the exhibition launch. It’s been an engaging experience for me, researching a subject which is so specialised has opened my eyes to the complexities of taking part in such a project.”

Juliet Turk, Museum Curator said, “Through their research, we uncovered stories about influential individuals, memorable events and significant objects over the course of the last 93 years at No.41 Devonshire Place”

The exhibition will be the last in the building before the move to 15 Abchurch Lane next summer, and will run from the 31st July 2018 – 2nd November 2018.

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