2023 Programme

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Wednesday 19 January 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: The Hazel Dormouse by Kathryn Killner

Wednesday 15 February 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Richard III in Surrey by Mike Page

Wednesday 15 March 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: From Frost Fairs to Funfairs by Allan Ford

Wednesday 19 April 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Croydon Airport - London's First Airport by Paula McInnes

Sunday 23 April 10.00 Dormouse Habitat Walk with Kathryn Killner

Sunday 7 May 14.00 Botanical Walk in Hornecourt Wood with Caroline Bateman

Wednesday 17 May 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Space4Nature by Andrew Jamieson

Saturday 10 June Visit to Warnham Nature Reserve with John Austin

Saturday 17 June 2.00 Social: Founders' Day social at the Museum

Wednesday 21 June 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Aspects of Reigate Heath by Simon Elson

Wednesday 12 July Visit to St Mary's Bell Tower with Ed Stonard

Wednesday 19 July 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: The Coal Posts of London by Adrian Curtis

No lecture in August

Saturday 9 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 20 September 8.00pm Lecture at the Museum: Early nature photography through the Stereoscope by The Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy

Wednesday 18 October 8.00pm AGM followed by Lecture at the Museum: Plant Diseases that Changed the World by Angela Isaac

Change of Date
Wednesday 22 November 8.00pm
Lecture at the Museum: The History of Life in 10 Fossils by Paul Taylor

Wednesday 13 December 8.00pmMembers' talks and Social

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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.