The Wandle Piscators

On Thursday 9 February David O’Hanlon, Chairman of the Wandle Piscators, gave a fascinating talk on the work of this recently reinvigorated Society whose prime function is to better the Wandle for anglers. However they are to be applauded for their work to improve biodiversity for everyone and their emerging interaction with young people in areas of deprivation in Merton and Sutton. To view the talk, see below:

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Independent Bookshops

On 12th January around 70 members and friends attended a fascinating session when Libby Spurrier expertly interviewed Venetia Vyvyan, owner of the Barnes Bookshop, and Tom Rowley who has recently opened the Backstory book shop in Balham High Road. It was a fascinating insight into the trials, tribulations and pleasure of owning an indepenent bookshop in the current climate. A recording of the session is available here:

Net zero buildings: What? Why? When? How?

On 8 September Tom Spurrier made a very topical and clear presentation to the Society giving us the clear messages on how energy performance of buildings needs to change. Tom outlined the complexity of this issue as carbon emissions are predominantly embedded in the construction of the buildings rather than the issues of occupancy.

To see a recording of the talk follow this link: