2024 Programme

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Wednesday 17 January 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Helping Surrey's Birds - A Wetland Perspective by Simon Elson Killner

Wednesday 21 February 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Invisible Photography by Adrian Davies

Wednesday 20 March 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Birding on the World's Remote Islands by Keith Betton

Wednesday 17 April 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: The History of the Allotment Movement in England by Judy Hill

Wednesday 15 May 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Space4Nature by Andrew Jamieson

Saturday 15 June 2.00 Social: Founders' Day social at the Museum

Wednesday 19 June 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Surrey's Amphibians and Reptiles by Rick Anstis

Wednesday 17 July 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Aspects of Warwick Road, Redhill by Gerry Moss

No lecture in August

Saturday 7 September 8.00pm Heritage Open Days The Museum will be open to the public from 10.00 to 16.00 - free admission, all are welcome

Wednesday 18 September 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Nonsuch Palace by Paula McInnes

Wednesday 16 October 8.00pm AGM followed by: Lecture on Bee Keeping and Honey Tasting by Angela Isaac

Wednesday 20 November 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Richard Owen and fossil vertebrates by Chris Duffin

Wednesday 11 December 8.00pm Members' talks and Social

Wednesday 15 January 2025 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: How can we get to net zero and still have all the electricity we will then want? by Lester Hicks

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Holmesdale Natural History Club

Founded 1857

Acting 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.

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 £18 per person; £25 for two people living at the same address, and £30 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.