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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme.
If no specific event is listed it will usually be a social evening.
Meetings start at 20.00. – Talks start at 20.15 unless stated otherwise in the event.

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Antarctica and nearby islands

20 April, 2023 @ 20:00 - 22:00

On Thursday 20th April Derek will be giving an account of his recent visit to Antarctica and nearby islands incorporating zodiac landings and the associated biosecurity; colonies of penguins and other wildlife; and the scars of the whaling industry. The talk will be supported by Derek’s collection of photographs, short videos and maps of the area.

Derek’s long hankering to visit Antarctica was enhanced by his interest in Shackleton and the Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition of 1914-16. He is a member of the James Caird Society. Derek is also very passionate that wild animals should be in the wild and not in captivity (e.g. zoos). His membership of the Born Free Foundation goes back many years.’


20 April, 2023
20:00 - 22:00
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Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium