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  • Aviation


    The group covers any topic related to aviation.  Members give a yearly talk of their personal choice.  Visits to museums and other places of aviation interest.

    2 Vacancies

    Aviation 300

    Contact :   Frank Matthews

    Meetings :   Friday,   3rd,   10.00 - 12.00

  • Computer Open Group
  • Geology
    Geology 300


    Learning about Earth’s geo-history to identify geo-structures in rocks as we see them today, including fossil identification.

    Contact :   Tove Horntvedt-Phillips

    Meetings :   Tuesday,   1st & 4th,   2.00 - 3.30

  • Psychology


    Topics for discussion will be covered both theoretically and from a personal experience point of view.  We meet in members homes.New Members Welcome

    Contact :   Indeg Robinson

    Venue: Otford Methodist Church

    Meetings :  Fridays,   3rd,   14-00 -16:00,

  • Science Discussion 1


    The group will explore and discuss areas of scientific interest.  Subjects are chosen by members from a wide range of possible areas, including current scientific debates as well as historical subjects to expand our knowledge of the world.  No prior scientific expertise is needed, just a keenness to participate.
    Past topics have included Viruses, Robotics, Plant Communication & Intelligence, Space X, Radiology in Medicine and Cybertechnology.  A similar range of topics will be explored in the forthcoming year

    Science Discussion Group 1:  Programme 2022

    Meeting Date

     Programme Topic


    October 4th

     The Anthropocene Epoch

    November 1st


     December 6th

     Timber Buildings


     January 10th

     Hydrogen Economy

     February 7th

     Local Green Energy Sources

    March 7th


    April 4th


    May 9th



     Seminar TBA

    Contact :   Bob Ruffles

    Meetings :   Monday,   1st,   10:00-12:00, except on Public Holidays,  e.g. New Year, Easter and May Day.


  • Science Discussion 2


    After a short presentation by a member we discuss issues of scientific interest. Recent topics range from electric cars to genetics. You do not have to be a scientist to enjoy the meetings, just interested in how the world works.


    Contact :   Peter Brignall

    Meetings : 1st, Thursday,   10:00- 12:00 hrs

  • Science - Our Universe


    We study the science of the cosmos: life history of stars, how old space is and many astronomical objects.

    Contact :   Stan Williams

    Meetings :   Friday,   2nd,   10.00 - 12.00

  • Science Open Group

    From October 2021 the Science Open Group meetings plans to run talks as Face to Face Meetings in the Otford Village Memorial Hall but if circumstances change we may run these as Zoom Webinar meetings, in which case registration to join will be required by following the link below:

    The Programme of Meetings is as follows.

    2021 - 22 PROGRAMME

    October 11th

    Missions to Mars

     Prof David Southwood

      November 8th

    Dying to be Beautiful

     Dr Kathryn Harkup

     December 13th




    January 10th


     Mike Trevethick

       February 14th



    March 14th

    Conservation of artefacts held by English Heritage

     David Thickett

    April 11th

    The Passive Eco House

     Chris Stewart

    May 9th

    Sustainable energy and food security

     Dr Howard Lee





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