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Our 2018 programme of meetings


Wednesday 20 June, an illustrated history of water sport on the Kingston Thames

The first mention of a Rowing Regatta in Kingston was in 1832, and Thames Sailing Club in Surbiton was formed in 1860. The Kingston Reach has a proud sporting history and Olympic Champions in rowing, sailing and kayaking have trained here. Today the Battle of the Thames attracts Stand-up Paddlers from all over the world. Steve Collins, Chairman of the local River Users Group, whose job is to coordinate sporting activity on the busiest reach on the River Thames will present an illustrated history of water sport on the reach.

Wednesday July 25, a walk organised by George Rome Innes


Wednesday August 15th, join the committee for afternoon tea at Pembroke lodge.


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. While there are building works on the left of the carpark, entry is behind the carpark, down the path and turn left behind the metal staircase. The Judge Lecture Theatre is at the far end of the corridor.

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.