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Our 2019 programme of meetings


Wednesday April 17th, Berryland’s Wilder Side

Head of Conservation for Citizen Zoo, Elliot Newton will introduce the audience to the natural heritage and wealth of biodiversity found in the quiet suburb of Berrylands, which may come as surprise to many. He will then lead on to discuss a number of  projects that he has led and is currently leading in the area to enhance once neglected nature reserves, restoring them into wildlife havens and places that can inspire and connect all to the natural world which surrounds us. By the end of this short yet high energy talk, we hope you will have a new-found intrigue and passion for the community of creatures who also call Kingston home, and potentially encourage your members to engage with nature conservation activities where it be at home or in the wider environment.

Wednesday May 15th, “How the rectangle killed architecture - the dead hand of the Modernists” 

An illustrated talk by our own Tony Lancaster

Wednesday June 19th

Diane Watling - North Kingston Forum: Neighbourhood Planning: the work involved in setting up a Neighbourhood Plan. 

Wednesday July 17th?

Walkabout - (date & details to be confirmed)

Wednesday August 21st?

Afternoon tea - with the Committee at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park (date to be confirmed). Lifts can be arranged for those who may not have access to a car.

Wednesday September 18th

Save the date - (speaker & topic to be confirmed)

Wednesday October 16th    

Kieran Thoms -  “Create Streets” an illustrated talk about the consultation Report on Cocks’ Crescent & the Malden Centre New Malden & the evolving ‘Co Design’ process. 

Wednesday November 20th

Save the date - (speaker & topic to be confirmed)


(no meeting)


Coming to our public meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all our meetings are held in the Judge Lecture Theatre, Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL. Click here to see a map of the area.

Access is from the London Road entrance where there is free parking available, subject to other events happening at the school. There are bus stops outside and opposite the school entrance, and the main bus and railway stations are within short walking distance. The Judge Lecture Theatre is accessed through the main doors next to the new circular school cafeteria. It is on the ground floor and we believe you will find it accessible.

Meetings begin promptly at 7:30pm. Doors are open at 7:00.

Free admission for members of the Society. Members of the public are very welcome to attend and are asked to pay £2 toward our costs, alternatively they can join the Society on the night for just £10.



The Society organises occasional visits to demonstrate the good and the bad of architecture and design.