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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

  • Geology

    Contact :   Tove Horntvedt-Phillips

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


    Geology 300

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

  • 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.
    Recent topics have included The Anthropene Epoch, Flooding, Timber Buildings, The Hydrogen economy, Local green Energy Sources,    A similar range of topics will be explored in the forthcoming year

    Science Discussion Group 1:  Programme 2022

    Meeting Date

     Programme Topic


    October 3rd

    MRI Scanning

    November 7th 

     Co2 Capture

     December 5th

     Recent Developments in science


     January 9th


     February 5th


    March 6th


    April 3rd


    May 8th



     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 - 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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