The Forum organises regular meetings which are open to all. Future meetings are shown below. The list should be updated at least every three months. Other meetings of interest are sometimes included.
Sunday 1st September Live Local, Love Winkworth: GEF Apple Pressing. We'll be apple pressing again in this lovely setting just south of Godalming. Please bring your apples and plastic bottles to take home the juice. And bring the children because they love what we do and like to help us wash, cut, grind, pound and press. 1100 to 1600. Details from John Bannister – 01483 570468 or 07443 914347.
Friday 6th September Newly arranged by the Guildford Twinning Association a lecture on “Localising the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the City of Freiburg” by Simone Pflaum will take place at 11.15 am at the 5G Innovation Centre in the University of Surrey. Further details of the speaker and location can be found on https://guildfordtwinning.uk/sustainability-lecture-2019/ The lecture will be free to attend for GEF members and no pre-booking is required.
Saturday 7th September, (previously listed as Thursday 29th August) Scything at Rosamund Garden. Mark Allery is back to to run our tenth year of scything courses for beginners and improvers. Please come and help us manage our grass and top up your scything skills. Sell your strimmer – you'll never need it again. Everything will be provided, including refreshments, but please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing. You'll learn how to set up the scythe for your body shape, the right technique for best results, how to sharpen the blade, peening (what's that?), the story of hay and scything, etc. 1000 to 1600. Meet at Rosamund Garden at the top of Longdown Road, GU4 8PP. Park along the grass verge. Cost £35 per head, discounts available. Please register with John Bannister to discuss arrangements – 01483 570468 or 07443 914347.
Thurs October 3rd Newly arranged by GEF. "Guildford and the Climate Emergency". A presentation by the GEF climate crisis group, followed by a discussion to be led by The Rt. Hon. Anne Milton, MP for Guildford. This will be in the Assembly Room of the Guildford Institute, Ward St, Guildford GU1 4LH. Further details in the September newsletter. The presentation and discussion will be free to attend.
Mon Oct 28th. Newly arranged by GEF. "Guildford's Community response to the Climate Emergency". A presentation and discussion led by Prof. Chris Rapley CBE of the Dept of Earth Sciences, University of London. This will be at 19.00 in the Council Chamber of the GBC Millmead Offices, GU2 4BE. Further details in the September newsletter. The presentation and discussion will be free to attend.