All meetings held in the Goudhurst Club on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise stated.  

Doors open at 7.15pm and meetings start at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated in the programme.  Meetings normally end around 9.15pm.

Membership for a year, giving free entry to all the season’s meetings, is an annual subscription of £15. Our subscription year runs from October to September.                                                                                                                     

Visitors are always welcomed at our meetings. A charge of £3 is made for each visitor per meeting.


October 3rd 2023 –
AGM + “A Time to Fight” –
John Aubin on his thrilling novel about the Battle of Goudhurst in 1747

November  7th 2023
Palaces, Pots & Parks
Archaeologist  Natalie Cohen on the National Trust including Bodiam Castle and Knole

December 5th 2023 –  
The Goose is Getting Fat – Imogen Corrigan traces the origins, often pagan, of our merry Christmas traditions

5th March 2024
The Walls have Tongues – Susan Flipping translates graffiti in Medieval Churches including St Mary’s, Goudhurst


9th April 2024
Local memories of Goudhurst – several Goudhurst & Kilndown residents offer fascinating ten-minute reminiscences

7th May 2024
The Hop Bine – Chris Stewart celebrates Kent hops, local hop gardens & the history of beer

4th June 2024
Walking the High Weald – David Clarke describes a journey taking in three Castles and an Ironmaster’s house

 We look forward to welcoming you to our meetings.

If you are considering joining our society you can talk to us at a meeting or email us via our “Contact Us” page.