Our monthly meetings usually take place on the second Wednesday of each month except August, starting at 2.30pm. After any business is conducted a guest speaker will give a talk.
Our current venue is St Joseph’s Church Hall, 2 Falkland Grove, Dorking RH4 3DL.
Members’ guests and other visitors are welcome for up to two meetings, after which they are invited to become members. Admission for members and guests is free.
Click on the talk title for more details:
- An Antarctic Odyssey
13 December 2.30pm – St Joseph's Church Hall
Duncan Lavin’s childhood dream was to visit Antarctica, and in 2017 with his wife and close friends he cruised from Buenos Aires to Antarctica via Tierra del Fuego and onwards to Elephant Island, the Falklands, Punta Tombo Nature Reserve in Argentina and Montevideo. Accompanied by stunning photography, his talk charts the voyage and dips into...
- A Policeman’s Lot
10 January 2.30pm –
Speaker Neil Sadler draws on his 30 years’ experience as a police officer in Sussex to answer such burning questions as: why was Z Cars so influential? in which European country should you not try and out-run the police? and how old was PC George Dixon when he actually retired? In this talk covering both...
- The Venetian Connection
14 February 2.30pm –
Tradition has it that Venice was founded in AD421 by the people of the Veneto fleeing danger from the mainland to the wild uninhabited islands off the coast. From such humble beginnings Venice grew to be an immensely powerful city-state controlling large areas of the Mediterranean shores. In this talk Paul Whittle covers Venice and...
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
13 March 2.30pm – St Joseph's Church Hall
GOSH Past, Current and Future Speaker Alan Doig
- Where do novelists get their ideas?
8 May 2.30pm – St Joseph's Church Hall
Speaker Bobbie Darbyshire
- The Lumberjills
10 July 2.30pm – St Joseph's Church Hall
Speaker Joanna Foat