Wednesday 15 February 8.00 pm Richard III in Surrey Mike Page

The County Archivist will talk about England's most controversial king, who is not normally associated with Surrey. This talk explores how the dramatic events of his reign affected the county and its leaders, drawing on Surrey's experiences to shed light on the reasons for his downfall.

Wednesday 15 March 8.00 pm From Frost Fairs to Funfairs Allan Ford

Allan has written a book on this topic. He will talk on this topic which explores the history of popular entertainment for the working man.

Wednesday 19 April 8.00 pm

Croydon Airport — London's First Airport Paula McInnes

Croydon Airport opened in 1920 and was Britain's main airport handling more cargo, mail and passengers than any other airport. It had the first air traffic control and the first terminal in the world. During World War 2 it was called RAF Croydon and RAF Transport Command was founded there in 1943. It closed in 1959.

Wednesday 17 May 8.00 pm Space4Nature Andrew Jamieson

Space4Nature is a three-year project that will see the University of Surrey and the Surrey Wildlife Trust working in partnership with Buglife and the Painshill Park Trust. The team will enlist the help of the public to inform their work in the newly emerging field of Earth Observation, combining satellite technology and artificial intelligence to monitor and improve wildlife habitats.

Wednesday 20 September 8.00 pm Early Nature Photography Through the Stereoscope The Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy

Rebecca Sharpe and Denis Pellerin, curators of the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy will present an evening looking at the history of natural history stereographic photography. Thanks to twin projectors and special glasses you will be able to see all the slides as they were intended in full 3D.

The talk will look at natural history photography through the years, up to the time of our own past president, A E Tonge, who pioneered the micro-photography of insect eggs and larvae. Then we will take a leap to the present day to see what can be done with modern cameras.


Sunday 23 April 10.00 am Dormouse Habitat Walk

Following on from Kathryn Killner's talk in January, Kathryn will lead a walk in Norbury Park. Meet at 10.00 am in Norbury Park, Fetcham car park at the start of the drive to Bockett's Farm, grid reference TQ15165 54876. The closest post code is KT22 9DX.

Sunday 7 May 2.00 pm Botanical Walk Hornecourt Wood

Meet at 2.00 pm in the Outwood Common (National Trust) car park on the west side of Scotts Hill/Outwood Lane (TQ326456) for a botanical circuit, led by Caroline Bateman, of Hornecourt Wood, an ancient woodland with good spring flora including sheets of bluebell and wood anemone and many other ancient woodland indicators. It may be muddy so appropriate footwear is essential. The wood is on undulating ground so be prepared for some uphill sections.

Other Events:

Saturday 18 March 10.00 am to 5.00 pm SyAS Symposium The annual symposium at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall will be a range of topics of current interest.

Saturday 22 April 10.00 am to 4.30 pm Music in Surrey The Local History Symposium will be at Surrey History Centre with the theme Music in Surrey.

The programmes for both of these events are not yet available. They will be available from the Surrey Archaeological web site. Also for booking see https://www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk/events/all/list https://www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk/events/all/list

Lecture nights

On lecture nights members are welcome to display any exhibits or report any interesting observations before the lecture starts. This does not need to be related to the subject of the talk.

Members are also invited to stay for tea or coffee and biscuits after the lecture.

More detailed information on the lectures and other Club activities is published in the HNHC Bulletin.