The Cambridge Society of Kent
The Cambridge Society of Kent, founded in 1983, comprises well over a hundred members and customarily holds four meetings a year. The AGM in October, traditionally held at a school in Kent, is followed by a forty-five minute talk by a distinguished outside speaker and lunch.
The Winter Meeting, usually in February or early March, often, but not always at Walthamstow Hall School, Sevenoaks, involves a talk of about an hour from a speaker of academic or public distinction, followed by lunch at the venue: recent speakers have been Lord Rees of Ludlow, Dame Stephanie Shirley and Sir Robert Worcester.
The Spring and Summer meetings are held on location in different parts of Kent or neighbouring Counties, recent examples being The Bluebell Railway, Restoration House in Rochester, the Turner Contemporary in Margate, Chiddingstone Castle, Brunel in South London and Dover Castle. On these occasions we customarily receive an informed talk; also participants take lunch together, enjoyable in itself and contributing to a sense of fellowship in the Society.
The Society also holds an annual “Welcome to Cambridge Party” for those about to start their first term at the University on the third or fourth Sunday in September,
New applicants for membership will be made most welcome.