We have an annual programme of talks, discussions, displays, visits and events on a wide range of subjects. We list details of forthcoming meetings on this page of our website.

Meetings are held at Burgage Hall and start at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated. We recommend arriving around 10 – 15 minutes beforehand so you have time to settle in and the meeting can start on time.

Meetings are open to members and non-members. They are free for members and £5.00 for non-members. There is no need to book in advance unless otherwise stated. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

To find out about previous meetings, you can visit the Meetings Archive.

Speakers’ Programme 2024

Friday 21 June: A Brush with the Hindu Kush: A talk by Robin Thorndyke
A little over fifty years ago, six young men set off on a climbing expedition. Their aim was to climb in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan, by way of the wild and little travelled passes into this mountain sanctuary. Before the advantages of the mobile phone, budget airlines and instant telecommunications they doggedly trucked and walked their way into Nuristan, an isolated and remote province that time had forgotten. This fully illustrated travelogue pre-dates the late 70s invasion by Soviet forces, the wars and the subsequent emergence of a new controlling regime. There is fun here as well as drama, extraordinary people and splendid scenery.