The talk will be given by:- Graham Horn "Climbing Kilimanjaro" We are familiar with the iconic view across the African Plains of the highest free standing mountain in the world but what about scenery and flora on the mountain and what it is like to stand at the top. With Pictures and stories. Graham is… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Climbing Kilimanjaro
In addition to our monthly meetings, each with an interesting talk, we offer many different events, outings and holidays that you might like to come along on. Click on the event title to see the event detail.
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The talk will be given by:- Russell Bowes "Say it with Poison" Down in the garden, something deadly lurks. Several people who stood between the gardener and a large inheritance have died horribly. Could it be that they have all been poisoned with the plants and flowers that grow there? Many have been used throughout… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Say it with Poison
The talk will be given by:- Dr. David T. Jones "How the Rainforest Works" Tropical rainforests are the most biologically diverse and complex habitats on the planet. Only around 5% of Earth’s land surface is rainforest – but about half of all animal and plant species live there! According to National Geographic a quarter of ingredients in modern… Read More »Monthly Meeting – How the Rainforest Works
The talk will be given by:- Paul Whittle "Steaming On!" Britain's Heritage Railways - A wide-ranging, colourful look at some of the country's best revived railways, their beautifully restored stations, carriages and old steam locomotives. Plus a look behind the scenes at some of the many volunteers who help to recreate rail travel from a… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Steaming On!
The talk will be given by:- Simon Waterfield "The Agincourt Archer" The story covers the archer’s journey to join the army; along the way he meets Chaucer and the pilgrims on the way to Canterbury. Spoken and acted in a way to include the audience in his reminiscence, the archer tells of his experiences at… Read More »Monthly Meeting – The Agincourt Archer
The talk will be given by:- Sharon Wright "Pluck, Luck and Parachutes" Edwardian skydivers Lily Cove and Dolly Shepherd were among the brave breed of women who made a living leaping from balloons and floating to earth by parachute, to the wild delight of the crowds that gathered to watch. Except it didn’t always happen… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Pluck, Luck and Parachutes
The talk will be given by:- Melanie Gibson-Barton "Murder, Madness and Mayhem (The Belgian Royal Family)" For a monarchy that has only been in existence since independence in 1830, be assured there’s lots to tell. Explore, too, their links with the British Royal Family. Melanie has delivered talks to an enormous variety of groups of… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Murder, Madness and Mayhem (The Belgian Royal Family)
The talk will be given by:- Dr Helen Naylor "Georgian London Through the Eyes of William Hogarth" Helen spent over 25 years working as a geologist in the energy sector after gaining a PhD in Earth Sciences. A “light bulb” moment during a guided tour of Wimbledon Tennis changed her life and within a few… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Georgian London Through the Eyes of William Hogarth
The talk will be given by:- Michaela Freed "RHS Wisley" We will all have visited RHS Wisley and admired the wonderful horticulture but Michaela will give us an informed talk on the new buildings, Hilltop and 3 new surrounding gardens and about the Laboratory which is becoming a Museum.
The talk will be given by:- TBA "AGM + Talk TBA" We will first hold our brief AGM which will be followed by the the talk.