TRIPARTITE GATHERING – 25 MAY 2002
(financially supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust)
at 50 Woodland Drive, Watford, Herts WD17 3BZ
Tel/fax: 01923 221087
(Visit the Tripartite website:
0930hrs Arrivals, welcomes, coffee, chat
1030hrs SESSION 1:
Looking Back – What did the Tripartite mean to You?
Contributions from Hal Schiffman (USA ’63), Roger Bartlett (UK ’62,
’63), Valerii Tishkov (ex-USSR ’63) (provisional) plus any other
offers. Also reading of messages and hearing of news from absent
1230hrs Lunch (contribution of £4.00 per head would be appreciated)
1330hrs SESSION 2:
Peace and Community Development Work – Patricia Cockrell
Patricia set up a hospice in Yaroslavl in 1993. She then worked in
Moscow as QPS representative in the mid 1990’s and was involved in
setting up the Centre for Peacemaking & Community Development in
1995. She is now Clerk to Friends House Moscow (FHM) and spends
every third month in Russia. FHM supports The Swallow Project, a
play/psychological centre for refugee children in Ingushetia, west of
1500hrs Tea Break
1530hrs SESSION 3:
Current Projects and possible Future Initiatives – discussion led
by Feola Choat and Valerii Tishkov (provisional)
Feola has recently returned from Moscow and will talk about the
activities of Moscow State Humanitarian Institute, a University
College geared specifically for physically disabled students.
Valerii is Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology in
Moscow and is particularly involved in Chechnya problems through
his specialist work in the field of ethnic conflict and traditions.
1630hrs Winding Down – future plans (if any)
1700hrs Slide show and Photos (please bring yours!)
1800hrs End of Programme, but all are invited to stay on for the evening when
we can arrange takeaway food.
See further pages for Additional Information and Location Map
Tripartite Gathering – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Mainly through the ‘wonders’ of email and sheer persistence, we now know the current whereabouts of nearly half of the 74 participants – we also know that regrettably at least 5 are now deceased. Contact people for details of Tripartiters’ whereabouts are Russell Cleaver (UK participants), Hal Schiffman (US) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Feola Choat (ex-Soviets) (email: email@example.com)
2. The Programme: We have tried to give some structure and purpose to the Day (i.e. not just nostalgia!) hence an attempt to try and focus on the past, present and future. And we’ve brought in a guest speaker to ensure we don’t become too inward-looking! From the responses we’ve had from those friends who cannot join us in person, we know there are Tripartiters out there who will be with us in spirit and who could support life after 25 May, if we felt that way.
3. Financial Support: With the prospect of people travelling long-haul to make the Gathering, and funding a guest speaker, we decided to apply for a grant to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust .This was successful and we have a budget of £1200 to draw on, which includes assisting UK participants travelling longer distances (for whom we should be able to cover 50% of costs).
4. Memorabilia: Please bring your slides (for slide show), photos, plus any other material of interest and which might be useful for Hal’s website!
5. Who’s coming? The probable turnout will be:
From US: Hal Schiffman, Paul McGiffin and partner Karen
From Russia: Valerii Tishkov (interpreter, Nalchik) (provisional)
From UK: Roger Bartlett, Feola Choat, Alan Quilley, Jonathan Dale, Jill Hopkins, Andrew Gardner-Medwin, Russell Cleaver
Guest Speaker: Patricia Cockrell
6. Directions to Watford.
By Road: a location map is attached.
By Rail: fast trains from London Euston on Sat. am, stopping at Watford Jctn
London Euston 0831 0845 0852 0922 0931
Watford Junction 0848 0904 0913 0943 0948
n.b. Do NOT take the stopping train
50 Woodland Drive is 12 mins walk from the Jctn – see location map. Please feel free to ring my mobile 0771 296 1438 (preferably from Euston) and I’ll pick you up by car from the Jctn. Looking forward to seeing you on 25 May.