In a message dated 04/07/2003 11:35:21 GMT Daylight Time,
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> I am also not sure I understand how we are supposed to deal with all these
> alleged loners anyway - logistically it would be impossible for us to meet
> up with 30 people seperately when we could meet 30 in one go at a society
> meeting. And if they are such loners that they don't want to get involved with
> 'normal' groups, how are we going to engage them to get involved with pro's?
It's not altogether a question of "loners". I don't imagine I'm unusual in
being rather the reverse - I do other things apart from archaeology but was
delighted when the establishment of an archaeology society was mooted and was on
the committee for forming it. However the times of meetings were scheduled to
clash with my pre-existing commitments and so my entire participation in the
society seems to be by direct debit! I don't know what the society is doing
outside its monthly meetings (if anything) and I wish them well. I don't know
what the answer to this is - but I can't help feeling that a little
flexibility and a lot more information would be a good start. I have a lot of
reservations about the Big Dig but I do think that the "one-off" approach is good.
Also it may or may not be run by a "Clique" but at least it isn't a local one.
NB That is not to say our local society is, but I have heard the suggestion