Programme

During the summer, the Society meets every Tuesday from May through to the end of August.  Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7.00p.m. unless otherwise stated. Stout footwear is generally advised for our outdoor meetings. Visitors are usually most welcome. Note that as many of the meeting places do not have postcodes, the closest is listed. Click on the grid reference to load a map showing the location of the site.

During the winter, the Society meets every Tuesday from September through to the end of April at:

Cruck Barn
City Discovery Centre
Bradwell Abbey
Alston Drive
Milton Keynes
MK13 9AP

                                click here for map

Meetings open with refreshments at 7.30pm, for an 8pm start. Meeting are free for members. There is a charge of £2.00 for non-members.

You can download the current programme here in Word or PDF format.

Please note that clause 7 of the Society’s constitution reads: “The Society will exercise due care when arranging its meeting and activities for the benefit of members. Members taking part in any meeting or activity do so at their own risk”. Click this link to view the full Risk Assessment document.

Event Information:

  • About Us

     Beginnings

    _3062472On 8 February 1968 an article in a local newspaper mentioned that there was an interest in the formation of a natural history group.  As a result three men met in March to discuss the matter and at the next meeting (on 29 March) a further man and about 20 children were in attendance.  One of the founder members has since died, one soon left but two are still active members.  There is now no children's section and adult membership is at about 100.  Up to 40 of these are to be found at most meetings.

    Early meetings were held at West Bletchley Community Centre with moves to Rectory Cottages then Bradwell Abbey and then for some 20 years, at the Hanson Environmental Study Centre, Great Linford.  In January 2005 a return to our former ‘home’ at Bradwell Abbey was made. These moves have ensured that the core membership is of local, Milton Keynes, people but we also have members from further afield.  The interests and expertise of the membership is very varied and there is often someone who will know something about any group of plants or animals or knows who to contact.  It is this wide range of knowledge that enables the Society to flourish in a friendly atmosphere.

    Meetings

    Winter Programme
    The Society meets every Tuesday from September through to the end of April at:

    Cruck Barn

    City Discovery Centre

    BradwellAbbey

    Alston Drive

    Milton Keynes

    MK13 9AP

    click here for map

    Meetings start at 7:30 p.m., with coffee, for 8 p.m.

    Summer Programme

    In the summer months, May to August, field visits are arranged to sites of local and regional natural history interest in the company of experienced naturalists. These meetings start at 7 p.m. Occasional trips outside the area and of longer duration are also held.

    The Officers and Committee   From April 2014

      Officers President: Roy Maycock
    Vice-President: John C Wickham
    Chairman: Julie Lane
    Treasurer: Ann Strutton
    Secretary: Steve Brady
    Publications Editor: Jean Cooke
       Committee
    Julia Brennan
    Paul Lund
    Gordon Redford
    Ashleigh Rogers
    Mary Sarre
    Carol Watts
      Non-Committee members with specific                     responsibilities: Publicity: Carol Watts
    Tony Wood
    Website: Robin Eccles
    Membership: Arthur Allen
    Programme: Jean Cooke
    Gordon Redford