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Postal address (and registered address)

The Kew Society
13 Ruskin Avenue
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 4DR
Registered Charity number 1173016

Executive Committee

Please use the following email addresses to contact the committee members directly.

Chair

Roger Mason

chair@kewsociety.org

Hon. Treasurer

Mike Adams

treasurer@kewsociety.org

Hon. Secretary

Claire Bethel

secretary@kewsociety.org

Planning

John Ricketts, Alice Shackleton

planning@kewsociety.org

Membership

Michael Fletcher (non-committee)

membership@kewsociety.org

Events

Mary Done

events@kewsociety.org

Environment

Avril Dalglish, Venetia Harper, Roger Mason

environment@kewsociety.org

Website

Nick Hutchings (non-committee)

webmaster@kewsociety.org

Press and PR

Nora Dennehy

pr@kewsociety.org

Newsletter Editor

Claire Bethel

Supporters

Sue May & Jane Hogan: Events

The Kew Community Trust, St Lukes, The Avenue host our monthly meeting

Patrons

Nick Baird

Portraits of Nick Baird Chief Executive of UKTI

Nick Baird has been Group Corporate Affairs Director of Centrica plc since March 2014.

Before that he had a long and varied career in Government. He was CEO of UK Trade and Investment, Director General in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British Ambassador to Turkey. He was a member of the Board of the FCO and of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

He is a non-Executive Director of Nordanglia Education, a member of the Advisory Council of the Sheffield University School of Management, was on the Cole Commission giving advice on exports to the Labour party before the last general election and is a member of the Development Committee of the Prince’s Teaching Institute.

Importantly for us he a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Sir David Durie

Sir David Durie

Sir David Durie and his wife, Sue, have been Kew residents since 1977 when they have not been abroad.

David is a retired public servant, working mainly in the Department of Trade and Industry and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar from 2000-2003 and UK Deputy Ambassador to the European Union from 1991-1995.

He is currently co-chair of Governors at The Queen’s School and is also a Patron of the Kew Community Trust.

Gudrun Edwards

Gudrun Edwards

Gudrun Edwards has lived in Kew with her husband David since 1965. She is a founder and, until this summer, leader of the Kew Sinfonia which was established in 1986. She gives many recitals, performs as a soloist with various orchestras and is a well known music teacher in west London. She is now, with her husband, President of the Kew Sinfonia.

Sir Donald Insall CBE

Donald Insall

Sir Donald Insall (CBE 1995, Kt 2010): Architect-planner.   Bristol family (handmade leather travelware), moved to London Chelsea, has lived in Kew since 1973. Founder and past Chair, now Consultant:  Donald Insall Associates, Architects (Projects have included post-fire restoration of Windsor Castle, and locally restorations of Asgill House, Richmond, Kew Palace, Marianne North Gallery).  Founder-Commissioner, English Heritage (1971).  Awards include EAHY Medal for Restoration of Chevening (1973), “People in Conservation” Award (RICS, 1999) and Europa Nostra Medal of Honour (2000).  Author “Care of Old Buildings Today” (1972); “Living Buildings – Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Principles & Practice” (2008).  Club:  The Athenæum.  Hobbies:  Places & Buildings, Craftsmanship, Photography, Watercolours, Old cars. Wife Libby:  Piano Teacher, Guide at Kew Gardens (& participant annual Garden Opening at Kew Green). Family:  Son Robert (Scientist Molecular Biology) – Glasgow; Son Christopher (Satellite Communications) – Wimbledon; Daughter Hilary (Cello, Sports-Massage) – Kingston.  Six growing grandchildren.

EVENTS

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    We are delighted that Kew Society members have been offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    Kew Society members were offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the R

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    Image of John Greening with garden plan

    Museum consultant and historian Val Bott has been studying

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    2.15pm-3pmThe National Archives

    Kew Society members are being offered the opportunity to hear a presentation from PCSO Lorraine Chil

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    7pm (doors open at 6.30)The National Archives

    Picture by Caroline Blomfield

    The Kew Society is delighted to welcome Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putn

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    A316, early days.

    Paul Velluet, President of the Richmond Local History Society, Chartered Architec

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    6.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives

    Fallow Deer grazing in Richmond Park

    We are delighted to have the opportunity to show the film comm

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)Kew Community Centre, St Luke's in The Avenue, TW9 2AJ.

    This is a chance to hear Kew Ward candidates speak briefly and then answer your questions prior to t

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmKew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green.

    Kew Palace, also known as the Dutch House, was built in 1631 for a Flemish merchant, Samuel Fortrey

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    8:45 amWestminster Abbey

    Following the fast sellout of the September tour we are delighted to be able to offer a second tour.

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018
    6:30 pmThe National Archives

    To all members, please join us at The National Archives for our Annual General Meeting.

    We will welc

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    2pm or 3pmSandycoombe Rd. St Margaret's

    Turners House has been carefully restored and is now open to the public once more.

    Following the tw

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    10:00 amGreen Dragon Lane, Over Kew Bridge

    To address concerns about the poor quality of London water, Kew Bridge works opened in 1838 to pump