Forthcoming talks

Except where stated, our talks are live-streamed via Zoom and are held in the Fellowship Hall on the lower ground floor at Duke Street Church in Richmond.

There’s no need to book in advance. Members who subscribe to our monthly e-bulletins will receive log-in details for the Zoom session, which will open at 7:45pm. (Talks start at 8:00pm.) If you wish to participate via Zoom but aren’t on our e-bulletin list, please email our Membership Secretary, Shirley Clark.

Please look at our website and our Facebook page for updates to our programme. ____________________________________________________________________________________________

12 September 2022

Joint event with the Kew Society

W H Hudson

Conor Jameson

Conor Jameson on

Saving Kew and Old Deer Park… and other adventures –  The W H Hudson story

This talk will be held in the Lecture Room at The National Archives , Kew. It will not be  streamed via Zoom.

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10 October 2022

Stephen Bartlett

John Hamilton, architect of Kew’s Parades

We expect to hold this talk in the newly refurbished main auditorium at Duke Street Church in Richmond. It will also be live streamed via Zoom.

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14 November 2022

Sandra Pullen

The history of Sudbrook Park

This talk will be held in the main auditorium at Duke Street Church in Richmond. It will also be live streamed via Zoom.

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12 December 2022

Nick Higham

Private Greed, Public Good, A History of London’s Water

This talk will be held in the main auditorium at Duke Street Church in Richmond. It will also be live streamed via Zoom.

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9 January 2023

Sarah Slater

Sarah Slater

Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court 1660 – 1830

Duke Street Church, Richmond

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13 February 2023

Andrew Humphreys

Raving upon Thames: Richmond’s music scene in the 1960s

Duke Street Church, Richmond

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Gordon Elsden

The Manor House of Ham

Duke Street Church, Richmond

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Jill Sanders

The Panorama of the Thames: how the river has changed over nearly 200 years

Duke Street Church, Richmond

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22 May 2023

Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk by Martin Stilwell

Housing the Workers – the birth of council housing in London 1890-1925

Duke Street Church, Richmond

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Nic Madge

Nic Madge

Deaths in the Thames – the tragic story of five members of one Richmond family

Duke Street Church, Richmond

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9 October 2023

Dr Simon Targett

Dr Simon Targett

Petersham adventurer George Vancouver

Duke Street Church, Richmond

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13 November 2023

Stephen Bartlett

The building of the Priory Estate in Kew

Duke Street Church, Richmond

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11 December 2023

Speaker and topic to be announced

Duke Street Church, Richmond