General and Social Studies

Each host suggests a theme for the meal. Members experiment in advance and come to the meeting with their interpretation of a chosen theme.  We meet at 12.30 on the 3rd Friday of the month at member's homes.

For those interested in all aspects of Engineering (Mechanical, Electronic, Electrical, Civil etc.). We also arrange visits to sites of interest. We meet once a month on the 1st Thursday at 10.30am in Tonbridge.

The primary objective of this lively discussion group is to broaden members' understanding of economic affairs on a world scale and how these play into financial markets. Meeting every two months, usually on the 3rd Thursday 2.30pm in North Tonbridge.

Mainly monthly but dates are flexiible due to dates when gardens are open. Calendar includes visiting gardens in the NGS Yellow book, local nursery visits and plant swopping.

Currently there are two groups running watching lectures on Mesopotamia and Archaeological Sites of the World

A ‘drop in’ self help group meets to exchange knowledge as well as getting help with problems and queries. Meets in Tonbridge,  on the 2nd Wednesday from 10.00am.

This new group meets once a month.   It gives members the chance to relax and live in the moment with " Mindfulness through Colouring"

The idea of MOTO is to provide the opportunity for members on their own to get together for companionship and also to arrange many different outings and ongoing activities.

Investigates what philosophical thinkers have said about ideas that shape our complex relationship with, and our understanding of, our rapidly changing world and society. The group meets at 10.00am on the 2nd Friday of the month in Tonbridge from Sept to July.

A new group which meets to study and enhance their knowledge of Reiki. We meet on the 4th Wednesday afternoon of the month at 2.30pm

Our monthly meetings are based around a series of 24 lectures on DVD with lecture notes on the whole sphere of science from the essence of life to magnetism, plus interesting topics raised by members.

Each month a different member chooses 3 topics from their paper. At our meetings, members share the views of their paper regarding these topics, followed by a general discussion. Take One Day - 3rd Wednesday of each month Current Situation - This will start on Zoom in September Take Another Day - 10.30am on the 2ndThursday each month in Tonbridge. Take One More Day -10.30am on the 4th Thursday of the month.

For people who have an interest in and enjoy wine; and who wish to appreciate it more by learning the various methods of producing different wines from vineyards in this country and abroad. Wine Appreciation 1 - We meet  in Penshurst on the 1st Friday of each month at 2.30pm. Wine Appreciation 2 - We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm. WAG 2 Current Situation We tried Zoom a couple of times but that was a little chaotic - it's difficult to discuss a wine when only one of you is tasting it at the time - and are now trying one small group socially distancing in one garden being joined by others on a WhatsApp video call.