‘Views from The Joadian’ – Three Bridges to Amberley – Arun Valley Line [South Downs and River Arun]

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‘View from The Joadian’ – RWS Photography

‘The Joadian Way’ Exhibition 2017 – Arundel Museum – April 7 to 21

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Photograph by Arundel Museum’s Pauline Carder

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Trump, Joad and Nuclear War – Daily Mail Front Page “How Scared Should We Be?” – April 12 2017 + Letter “Hear! Hear!” by Richard W. Symonds

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https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20170412/282497183527162

Dear Editor
 

As Trump’s America plays its own potentially-catastrophic global war game, we would do well to remember a forgotten English philosopher and writer – C.E.M. Joad (1891-1953) – whose work is exhibited at the Arundel Museum this week (‘The Joadian Way’ Exhibition – April 7-14).

67 years ago, in June 1950 at the start of the Cold War, Joad won an Oxford Union Debate against Randolph Churchill – chaired by Robin Day [an Oxford ‘stringer’ for Time magazine which later covered the debate under the heading “Heading for Hell?”]:

“That this House regrets the influence exercised by the U.S. as the dominant power among the democratic nations”.

 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Richard W. Symonds
The Joad Society
 
2 Lychgate Cottages
Ifield Street, Ifield Village
Crawley, West Sussex RH11 0HX
 
Tel: 07540 309592 (Text only – Very deaf)

Trump, Joad and Nuclear War – West Sussex Gazette – April 12 2017 – Letter – “Trump’s global war game” by Richard W. Symonds

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Dear Editor
 

As Trump’s America plays its own potentially-catastrophic global war game, we would do well to remember a forgotten English philosopher and writer – C.E.M. Joad (1891-1953) – whose work is exhibited at the Arundel Museum this week (‘The Joadian Way’ Exhibition – April 7-14).

67 years ago, in June 1950 at the start of the Cold War, Joad won an Oxford Union Debate against Randolph Churchill – chaired by Robin Day [an Oxford ‘stringer’ for Time magazine which later covered the debate under the heading “Heading for Hell?”]:

“That this House regrets the influence exercised by the U.S. as the dominant power among the democratic nations”.

 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Richard W. Symonds
The Joad Society
 
2 Lychgate Cottages
Ifield Street, Ifield Village
Crawley, West Sussex RH11 0HX
 
Tel: 07540 309592 (Text only – Very deaf)

“Philosopher commemorated at Arundel Museum” – Littlehampton Gazette – April 6 2017 [From today, Friday, April 7th] + The Joadian Way Ramblette [Tomorrow, Saturday, April 8th]

http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/philosopher-commemorated-at-arundel-museum-1-7899192#comments-area

Philosopher commemorated at Arundel Museum

C. E. M. Joad

C. E. M. Joad

 

The work of a philosopher, writer and wartime ‘Brains Trust’ celebrity is set to be showcased at the Arundel Museum this month.

Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad, a prolific writer who penned more than 100 books, lived from August 12 1891 until April 9 1953. He did a lot of his work in Sussex, where he wrote many of his books.

Joad was one of the best known British intellectuals of his time.

As a panel member of The Brains Trust, an informational BBC radio and television programme in the 1940s and 50s, Joad would enable the show’s panel of experts to answer questions sent in by the audience.

Joad passed away of cancer at the age of 61 at Easter 1953, and to mark the occasion, Arundel Museum is displaying some of the Joad Archive.

From April 7 to 14, the museum will display Joad artefacts and manuscripts, and visitors can find out what links philosophy, train travel and a Sussex farm.

Arundel Museum is almost exclusively run by volunteers who have a passion for the history of the town and its people. The exhibits have been arranged to tell the story of this historic town.

The exhibition will commemorate the passing of the ‘People’s Philosopher’ and Brains Trust broadcaster.

For more information, visit http://www.arundelmuseum.org.

To find out more about Joad, visit cemjoad.wordpress.com.

“Walk to mark 64th anniversary of Sussex writer’s death” – Crawley Observer – April 5 2017

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“Beautiful Walk” – Mid Sussex Times – March 16 2017

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http://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-beautiful-walk-1-7869121

Your letters 11:51

“BEAUTIFUL WALK”

Thursday 16 March 2017

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“The Joadian Way”

Described as “probably the most beautiful short walk in the South Downs National Park”, the Joadian Way Ramblette will take place the weekend before Easter – Saturday April 8 – to mark the 64th Anniversary of South Downs philosopher and writer C.E.M. Joad (1891-1953), who became famous in the wartime Brains Trust.

Starting from Amberley Station at 11am, the short walk will pass through North Stoke near the South Downs Way (with its unique red telephone box/information point), and then on to South Stoke where Joad wrote many of his 100+ books in the 1940s.

On arrival back at Amberley Station by 12.30pm (approx), there will be an option for lunch at the Riverside Restaurant by Houghton Bridge.

All are warmly welcome. Good walking boots are strongly recommended as it is likely to be muddy in places.

Richard W Symonds

The Joad Society

Ifield

Read more at: http://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-beautiful-walk-1-7869121