Events

Please find below information about forthcoming events in Amersham. If any member is unable to make his/her way to Society meetings and would like transport to be arranged, please contact Geraldine Marshall-Andrew on 01494 433735.

Sep
25
Wed
Summiting the Science of Everest @ Kings Chapel
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Why do Everest climbers wear big, puffy down suits? Why does it take 2 months to climb the 8,848m mountain while climbing Mont Blanc (4,810m) takes just 2 days? Why is it that humans can’t survive for long above 8,000m in the so-called “death zone”?

Physicist and mountaineer Dr. Melanie Windridge answers these questions and more. Telling the story of her own summit attempt, Melanie investigates why climbing Everest has become safer over the last twenty years and how advances in technology are enabling ordinary people to survive the extremes.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.

On-site parking is normally available and there is good disabled access.

Oct
30
Wed
Annual General Meeting @ Kings Chapel
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

Annual General Meeting of the Amersham Society followed by a talk by Kamran Irani about Emergency Rider Volunteers who deliver blood and emergency supplies to hospitals.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.

On-site parking is normally available and there is good disabled access.

Nov
27
Wed
The Forgotten River @ Kings Chapel
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm

Discovering the wildlife and history of the tranquil River Thame, an illustrated talk by naturalist John Tyler.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.

On-site parking is normally available and there is good disabled access.