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Postal address (and registered address)

The Kew Society
32 Alexandra Road
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 2BS
Registered Charity number 296591

Executive Committee

Please use the following email addresses to contact the committee members directly.

Chair

Caroline Brock

chair@kewsociety.org

Hon. Treasurer

Mike Adams

treasurer@kewsociety.org

Hon. Secretary

Mary Done

secretary@kewsociety.org

Planning

Caroline Brock, Martin Taylor and John Oxley

planning@kewsociety.org

Membership

Michael Fletcher (non-committee)

membership@kewsociety.org

Events

Mary Done

events@kewsociety.org

Environment

Avril Dalglish

environment@kewsociety.org

Website

Nick Hutchings (non-committee)

webmaster@kewsociety.org

Communications & Marketing

Vacant

Supporters (non-Committee)

Nicholas Armour, Newsletter

Sue May & Jane Hogan, Events

Greyhound Pub Kew Green who kindly host our monthly meetings

Patrons

Nick Baird

Portraits of Nick Baird Chief Executive of UKTI

Nick Baird has been Group Corporate Affairs Director of Centrica plc since March 2014.

Before that he had a long and varied career in Government. He was CEO of UK Trade and Investment, Director General in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British Ambassador to Turkey. He was a member of the Board of the FCO and of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

He is a non-Executive Director of Nordanglia Education, a member of the Advisory Council of the Sheffield University School of Management, was on the Cole Commission giving advice on exports to the Labour party before the last general election and is a member of the Development Committee of the Prince’s Teaching Institute.

Importantly for us he a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Sir David Durie

Sir David Durie

Sir David Durie and his wife, Sue, have been Kew residents since 1977 when they have not been abroad.

David is a retired public servant, working mainly in the Department of Trade and Industry and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar from 2000-2003 and UK Deputy Ambassador to the European Union from 1991-1995.

He is currently co-chair of Governors at The Queen’s School and is also a Patron of the Kew Community Trust.

Gudrun Edwards

Gudrun Edwards

Gudrun Edwards has lived in Kew with her husband David since 1965. She is a founder and, until this summer, leader of the Kew Sinfonia which was established in 1986. She gives many recitals, performs as a soloist with various orchestras and is a well known music teacher in west London. She is now, with her husband, President of the Kew Sinfonia.

Sir Donald Insall CBE

Donald Insall

Sir Donald Insall (CBE 1995, Kt 2010): Architect-planner.   Bristol family (handmade leather travelware), moved to London Chelsea, has lived in Kew since 1973. Founder and past Chair, now Consultant:  Donald Insall Associates, Architects (Projects have included post-fire restoration of Windsor Castle, and locally restorations of Asgill House, Richmond, Kew Palace, Marianne North Gallery).  Founder-Commissioner, English Heritage (1971).  Awards include EAHY Medal for Restoration of Chevening (1973), “People in Conservation” Award (RICS, 1999) and Europa Nostra Medal of Honour (2000).  Author “Care of Old Buildings Today” (1972); “Living Buildings – Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Principles & Practice” (2008).  Club:  The Athenæum.  Hobbies:  Places & Buildings, Craftsmanship, Photography, Watercolours, Old cars. Wife Libby:  Piano Teacher, Guide at Kew Gardens (& participant annual Garden Opening at Kew Green). Family:  Son Robert (Scientist Molecular Biology) – Glasgow; Son Christopher (Satellite Communications) – Wimbledon; Daughter Hilary (Cello, Sports-Massage) – Kingston.  Six growing grandchildren.

Baroness Tonge of Kew

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Dr Jenny Tonge qualified in medicine from UCL/H in 1964 and worked in the NHS for over 30years, specialising in Women’s Health. She has lived in Kew since 1974 and her children attended local schools.
She was a local councillor for Kew from !981- !990 and the MP for Richmond Park from 1997-2004, when she stood down following the death of her daughter Mary.
She was elevated to the House of Lords in 2005 as Baroness Tonge of Kew!
She is now widowed and has 2 surviving children and 9 grandchildren.
Her main interests in the House of Lords are International Development and the Middle East, and as a consequence she travels extensively.

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EVENTS

  • Tue
    06
    Jan
    2015
    6.30 - 8.30pmSt Annes Church, Kew Green

    The Kew Society Annual 12th Night Party

    The commit …

  • Tue
    24
    Feb
    2015
    5:00 pmThe Jodrell Lecture Theatre Kew Gardens

    The Jodrell Theatre in Kew Gardens was packed to c …

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    10:00 amRiverside, Kew to Richmond

    Jason Debney from the Thames Landscape Strategy le …

  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2015
    7:15 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond

    The Richmond Society and The Kew Society hosted a

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2015
    2:00 pmSandycoombe Road, St Margaret's

    Private Guided Tour of Turners House

    Exclusive to …

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2015
    11:00 amKew Green

    Kew Fete 2015

    11am - 6pm

    The Kew Society will be d …

  • Mon
    22
    Jun
    2015
    8pm - 9.30The Good Wine Shop Kew

    Wine Tasting Course for Kew Society Members

    "Class …

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2015
    4pm - 8pmPensford Field

    Pensford Field and The Kew Society Summer Picnic P …

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2015
    10:00 - 15:00St Anne's Church

    There will be a Table Top Sale at St Anne's Church …

  • Wed
    15
    Jul
    2015
    8:00 pmCoach & Horses Hotel, Kew Green

    Need help with House Plant problems ?

    Look no furt …

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015
    11:00 amKew Green

    Celebrating 71 years of the Kew Horticultural Show …

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2015
    2:00 pmOsterley House

     

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    The Kew Society's second visit …

  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2015
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    The National Archives have kindly opened their doo …

  • Mon
    09
    Nov
    2015
    6:00 pmThe National Archives

    You may have noticed that some trees which the cou …

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2015
    10:30 amRichmond

    The Kew Society members & guests were treated to a …

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015
    10:30 amRichmond

    Richmond Theatre is turned 116 in 2015 and they ra …