Indoor Meetings Programme


A meeting is held in The Main Hall, Surbiton Library, Ewell Road, Surbiton at 8pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except August.




March 20 – Andrew Cleeve – New Zealand’s Remote Islands

Andrew has visited us many times. Having taken early retirement, he is concentrating on writing, photography, lecturing and tour leading. He has had over 30 books published. Tonight he will talk to us about the birds and wildlife of New Zealand’s Remote Islands and will include some other well-known birding hotspots of the area.


April 17 – Ashley Grove – Lammergeier of the Spanish Pyrenees

Ashley is fast gaining a reputation as a first class wildlife photographer as we have seen from his three previous lectures. In tonight’s talk Ashley is on a quest to observe the Lammergeier of The Spanish Pyrenees.


May 15 – Social


June 19 – Peter Gasson – The Birds of South Africa

Peter works at Kew Gardens. He has been bird watching since 1973. He then took up natural history photography which has taken him to many fascinating places including South Africa and its birds and wildlife, the subject of tonight’s talk.


July 17 – Members’ Evening


August – No Meeting


September 18 – Chris Ward – Our Changing Wildlife

Chris is a very keen photographer and has given us some fascinating and informative talks. This evening he will tell us about ‘Our Changing Wildlife’.


October 16 – AGM followed by Guest speaker Elliot Newton

Elliot is one of the leading lights in local conservation and organises conservation work and quarterly workshops for the Kingston Biodiversity Group. On a range of subjects, Elliot brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and energy to the borough’s Biodiversity Action Plan. He has been a member of this Society for the past three years and we are delighted that he has offered to talk to us about some of the projects that Kingston Biodiversity Group are involved with.


November 20 – John Buckingham – How Birds Work Part 2

John is a widely published wildlife photographer and a well-known lecturer and freelance tutor in birds and wildlife with the Universities of Sussex and Surrey. He has travelled widely and has led birdwatching holidays throughout the UK and worldwide. He has previously given us a lecture on ‘How Birds Work, Part 1’ and members have been especially enthusiastic about hearing his second lecture on ‘How Birds Work, Part 2’.  I am sure we are in for another informative, interesting, educational and entertaining talk.


December 18 – Members’ Slides


Please make an effort to come along to the indoor meetings. They are the best way of keeping in touch.