Events

  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017
    9:15 amWestminster

    Members are invited to enjoy a free tour of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and Westminster Hall.

    The tour will last approximately 75 minutes, after which there will be a break for lunch (optional) and then an opportunity to meet Zac Goldsmith MP for an informal chat.

    Places are available on a first come first serve basis. Please email Sue on events@kewsociety.org for more details.

     

     

  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017
    6:45 pmThe National Archives

    To all members, please join us at The National Archives for our Annual General Meeting.

    We will welcome you at 6.45pm for a drink with the committee, followed by the AGM at 7pm.

    Afterwards there will be a chance to socialise and catch up with other members and the committee.

    We look forward to seeing you then.

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    7pm - 8.30pmThe National Archives

    We are delighted that Lucinda Ganderton has agreed to talk to The Kew Society. She will reveal how Queen Victoria's laundry was washed in Richmond and transported here by a special train. The Royal laundry, designed by Prince Albert, stood in Kew Foot Road and for nearly 80 years dealt with a vast amount of royal washing from bloomers and petticoats to table linen and cleaning cloths.

    Bring along your friends & neighbours for this evening. Doors open at 6.30pm.

    Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non members.

     

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    Following a fascinating presentation by Professor Roger Mason earlier this year, the Kew Society have invited Roger to present an update to our members on this incredibly important subject.

    The meeting will provide an update of recent air pollution activities in Kew, including the "Clear Air for Schools" project in the summer and the Kew Society member's project investigating pollution levels outside their houses.

    It will also briefly review recent national and local government policies which impact on our future air quality including the London Mayor's "Transport Strategy", his "Environment Strategy", and Richmond Council's Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2022". 

    Tickets available on the door – All welcome.

    Kew Society members  £3 & non-members  £5

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    We are delighted that Kew Society members have been offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is the oldest and perhaps the most fascinating of Kew's science collections.

    The tour is lead by Mark Nesbitt, who is senior Ethobotanist and Curator at RGB Kew and he will delve into Kew's history and current science research via a unique collections of rubber, lacebark, Chinese medicines and other useful plants.

    Members should be aware that the temperature is cool (17C / 63F) and the tour involves walking (including poorly lit paths) but no steps.

    The tour is very generously free, and there are 15 places available offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please email events@kewsociety.org to secure your place on the tour and to find our where to meet.

    We are exceedingly grateful to Mark Nesbitt for making this most generous offer to our members.

    Click here for Mark's own page for further information about his research

     

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    We are delighted that Kew Society members have been offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is the oldest and perhaps the most fascinating of Kew's science collections.

    The tour is lead by Mark Nesbitt, who is senior Ethobotanist and Curator at RGB Kew and he will delve into Kew's history and current science research via a unique collections of rubber, lacebark, Chinese medicines and other useful plants.

    Members should be aware that the temperature is cool (17C / 63F) and the tour involves walking (including poorly lit paths) but no steps.

    The tour is very generously free, and there are 15 places available offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please email events@kewsociety.org to secure your place on the tour and to find out where to meet.

    We are exceedingly grateful to Mark Nesbitt for making this most generous offer to our members.

    Click here for Mark's own page detailing his research

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    Museum consultant and historian Val Bott has been studying the heyday of nursery gardening since 2006. In parishes along the Thames their garden grounds were well located for the river and road transport and they supplied estates and gardens of every size. Members of one family held the majority of royal contracts in the 18th century, in London, Windsor, Hampton Court, and Richmond. Although they were based in Isleworth, the Greening family had royal contracts at both the Kew Garden and the Richmond Garden, both part of the Kew Gardens today.

    Doors open at 7.30pm and the talk starts at 8pm

    We are very pleased to be promoting this event jointly with the Richmond Local History Society.

    Tickets available on the door.

    Free to Kew Society Members and Richmond Local History Society Members.

    Non-members £4.

     

     

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    You are invited to attend a public meeting on local air pollution.

    MASC (Make Air Safe & Clean) brings together on a single committee representatives of various local groups with interests in air pollution in the Borough of Richmond and neighbouring areas.

    The Kew Society is represented by Professor Roger Mason.

    Speakers :

    Prof Roger Mason on local air pollution and health

    Caroline Russell AM, GLA, on the London mayor's Action Plan

    Jason Andrews, LBRuT EH Pollution Manager on Richmond Council's Action Plan

     

    Question and Answer session will follow with

    Cllr Peter Buckwell LBRuT Cabinet Member for Highways

    Cllr Pamela Fleming LBRuT Cabinet Member for Environment.