Chris Konstan kept us enthralled with his illuminating and information packed talk on the Middle East, focussing particularly on Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon and including excellent insights into the religion of Islam. Before, during the mid talk break, and afterwards, participants and supporters were able to catch up with ‘old’ friends and meet ‘new’ ones. We are so grateful to our brilliant speaker for bringing much enjoyment and ‘light’ to a rather grey November morning!’