2017 Programme

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Wed 18 January 8.00 pm Lecture: Katharine Stearn, Life and times of William Cobbett

Wed 15 February 8.00 pm Lecture: Liz Ramsay, Remarkable trees of Surrey and beyond

Sat 25 February Surrey Archaeological Society, Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead (non-HNHC event)

Wed 15 March 8.00 pm Lecture: Gwyneth Godding, Gardening at Great Doods

Sat 25 March Surrey Local History Committee, Surrey History Centre, Woking (non-HNHC event)

Wed 19 April 8.00 pm Lecture: Alex Learmont, The Surrey Wildlife Trust Water Vole Recovery Project

Sat 29 April 2.00pm Redhill Walk, Meet Linkfield Corner

Wed 17 May 8.00 pm Lecture: Chris Duffin, Darwin as a geologist

Sat 20 May 8.00 am Bird song walk, Meet Watercolour, Holmesdale Ave/Nutfield Rd

Sat 17 June 2.00 pm Founder's Day Meeting

Wed 21 June 8.00 pm Lecture: Matthew Piggott, Surrey on film

Wed 5 July 9.20 pm Nightjar walk, meet Headley Heath

Wed 19 July 8.00 pm Lecture: Rob Briggs, Pannage in the Weald

Sat 9 & Sun 10 September 10.00 am to 4.00pm - Heritage Open Days at the Museum

Wed 20 September 8.00 pm Lecture: David Williams, Recent archaeological finds in Surrey

Wed 18 October 8.00 pm AGM and President's lecture

Wed 15 November 8.00 pm Lecture: Yvette Robbins, Diseases and health conditions in East Surrey

Wed 13 December 8.00 pm Members talks and social

Wed 17 January 2018 8.00 pm Lecture: Wildlife Aid Foundation, Hedgehogs

First Tuesday 8.00 pm - On the first Tuesday of each month from May to September the Museum is open at 8.00 pm for members to meet socially and to make use of the Museum, its contents and the library

Holmesdale Natural History Club

Founded 1857

President: Andy Sandford

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The Holmesdale Natural History Club is a charity (Registered No. 273602), which exists to promote the study of natural history, local history, archaeology and geology in the vicinity of Reigate.

It has extensive museum collections (with some specimens collected in the eighteenth century) which include a large collection of stuffed birds, herbarium specimens (including material collected by James Brewer for the first Flora of Surrey which was published by the Club in 1863), local history and archaeological collections.

Lectures given by visiting speakers or Club members are arranged on the third Wednesday of the month (except December and August) in the museum lecture room. Later in the month there is usually some other activity such as a walk, excursion or social event.

The museum and its library is open to members on the first Tuesday evening of each month for private study and for the sharing of interests. Members receive a Bulletin three times a year with details of the programme, news, and notes on items of interest to the Club.

Annual membership fees (from January to December) are £15 per person; £21 for two people living at the same address, and £25 for a family membership covering two adults plus children. Fee for life membership for those over 21 is at the rate of ten years of the appropriate subscription. A bankers order form will be sent on request. Please apply to the Membership Secretary, The Museum 14 Croydon Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0PG. Click here for a membership form.