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.


21 January – Lee Morgan – The Wildlife of Coastal British Columbia

Lee is a professional ecologist, naturalist, photographer and writer with extensive experience of working closely with a rare and protected species including bats and other small mammals. He has more than ten years’ experience of guiding natural history tours all over the world and has worked as a bear guide in the Great Bear Rainforest. He currently runs tours for Lutra Wildlife and Wilderness and has a wealth of knowledge about wildlife.


18 February  –  Oliver Smart: Cuba- A Flicker of Interest

Oliver Smart is a wildlife photographer and ornithologist. As well as scores of magazine covers, his images have been published in the national press, nature magazines, books and wildlife guides. His wildlife photography has taken him all over the world including Alaska, Antarctica, Ethiopia and New Zealand. Tonight his talk will focus on the birds and wildlife of Cuba.


17 March – Paul Stanbury: The Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Paul studied Environmental Science at University in the 1990s and joined the Naturetrek team as a guide in 1996, eventually becoming operations manager. His keen interest in birds and wildlife have taken him to all seven continents of the world. He has a particular passion for the polar regions and the subjects of tonight’s talk is The Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica.


21 April – Nick Martin: A Photographer’s Wild Britain

Nick is a wildlife photographer with a passion for nature and the countryside. He has travelled widely in the UK and beyond photographing wildlife in many different habitats and landscapes. He regularly talks to wildlife groups and photography clubs. Tonight his subject is A Photographer’s Wild Britain.


19 May – Social Evening


16 June – Mary Braddock: The Land of the Northern Lights

Mary is a long-standing members of the North West Surrey RSPB Group. She joined the committee managing publicity and organising fund-raising and became leader of the group together with husband Dave. In 2012, they were awarded the RSPB President’s Award for services to volunteering for the Society. As well as these activities, Mary has travelled widely photographing birds and wildlife and regularly gives talks to local groups. Tonight she is sharing her experiences from visiting The Land of the Northern Lights.


21 July – David Darrell-Lambert: Improving Your Birdwatching Skills

David Darrell-Lambert is a professional ornithologist, photographer and author. He was chair of the Ornithological Section of the London Natural History Society for ten years and his photographs have been widely published, including his own book entitled Birdwatching London. He also runs an ornithological consultancy called Bird Brain UK and his media work has included news programmes and documentaries for BBC and ITV.


August – No Meeting


15 September – Ashley Grove: Vibrant Sri Lanka

Ashley is a professional wildlife photographer. He lectures widely and regularly leads photographic and birding tours around the world. We welcome back Ashley who has visited us on a number of previous occasions. In tonight’s talk he shares his experiences of ‘Vibrant Sri Lanka.


20 October – AGM: followed by Guest Speaker


17 November – Andrew Cleave: Life Between the Tides

As well as leading bird tours and lecturing, Andrew’s interests include photography and writing. He is the author of over 30 books on natural history and the environment. We welcome back Andrew who has spoken to us many times previously.


15 December – Members’ Slides


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