Events

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017
    6pm-9pmSt Winefrides Church Hall, Leyborne Park, Kew.

    As part of the next phase of the village planning process, the council are hosting a number of 'Question Time' events across the borough.

    For Kew, our chance is on November 30th 2017 from 6pm to 9pm at St Winefrides Church Hall in Leyborne Park.

    Residents will be able to quiz the Leader and Cabinet Members about priorities for their local area and hear about future collaboration opportunities with the Council and other local organisations.

    The website link for the detailed agenda and how you can submit your questions in advance is here

     

     

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe 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

    Image of John Greening with garden plan

    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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  • Wed
    03
    May
    2017
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

     Talk by Simon Inglis (author, Played in London)

    Putney to Kew

    "Charting the heritage of the world’s most historic watercourse”

    Everyone knows that the University Boat Race starts at Putney and ends at Mortlake. But why? And what effect has this quirk of sporting history had upon the Surrey and Middlesex banks of the Thames between two famous points?

    In this illustrated lecture, author and historian Simon Inglis – editor of the English Heritage series, Played in Britain – takes us on a lively tour of the boathouses, bridges pubs, embankments and landmarks that line the river between Putney and Kew, interweaving architecture with sporting, social and urban history, with a bit of Michael Jackson and AP Herbert thrown in for good measure.

    Tickets on the door £3 Members & £5 non members