The Thinking Environment®
What is it?
We are a group of Thinking Environment practitioners who meet 4 times a year in the Chilterns to network, discuss and work with anything related to the Thinking Environment including skills practice, demos and presentations, peer supervision, Thinking Sessions and more. The group is organised and facilitated by Linda Aspey.
Where and when?
We meet quarterly at The Lambert Arms, London Road, Aston Rowant, Watlington, near Thame, Oxon OX49 5SQ from 10am to 3pm. Dates for 2015-2016 are:
- Monday 14 September 2015
- Monday 14 December 2015
- Monday March 14th 2016
- Monday June 13th 2016
- Monday September 12th 2016
- Monday December 12th 2016
Teas and coffees are available from 09.30am
14 September 2015 was the date of the first meeting - please ignore that date if it has passed by the time you view these details. You can join anytime!
What is the cost?
Membership is currently £94.99 pa including Eventbrite booking fee of £5.99 (the membership is equivalent to £23.75 per meeting) payable before joining. This covers meeting room costs and coffees / teas for one year. You do not have to attend all meetings although there is no refund for meetings not attended. Any surplus will be put back into the group at the beginning of June 2016, a year after the group was first established, and at the same time, membership fees will be reviewed. You will be sent an invitation to renew a year after you have joined.
When you pay via Eventbrite you will atomatically be sent a receipt. There is no VAT payable.
Do I need to sign up for each meeting?
Once you have paid the membership fee of £94.99 you have paid for the next 4 meetings and we will keep a record of your joining date. Linda will send an email reminder of each meeting one month before - please let her know if you plan to attend so the seating and drinks can be prearranged.
Who can join?
We welcome anyone who has completed a recognised Thinking Partnership or Time to Think Foundation course.
How do I get there?
The Lambert Arms (London Road, Aston Rowant, Watlington, near Thame, OX49 5SQ) is just 5 minutes’ off Junction 6 on the M40. http://www.bespokehotels.com/lambertarms/pages/location
The nearest train stations are Princes Risborough or Saunderton (both c 5.5 miles) or Haddenham & Thame Parkway (c6 miles). All are on the Chilterm Line. PR and H&T have taxi ranks, Saunderton does not. You can book one in advance via Springline cars at 01844 274474.
If you wish to share a lift please ask on the Thinking Environment Linked In group if anyone else is attending.
Is lunch available?
We break for lunch at c1pm. A 2 course light lunch is available for £12.50 pp or you can order sandwiches, or from the a la carte menu. Lunch is payable directly to the Lambert Arms. If you have special dietary needs please contact the Lambert Arms on 01844 351496.
If you wish to bring your own lunch please be discreet as it's a hotel and restaurant!
Can I bring a guest?
Guests are welcome as long as they are a trained Thinking Partner or have completed the Time to Think Foundation course. Guests can attend one meeting for a fee of £35 (in cash on the door please). Please let Linda know their name and contact details. If they wish to come to a 2nd meeting they would need to join the Hub as a member.
If you are a visitor to the area and don't know a current member but are a Time to Think practitioner (trained to TP or Foundation level) you're most welcome to come as a guest. Just contact Linda Aspey.
Contact Linda Aspey at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to contact Linda on the day please call her mobile on 07778 934384