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See the diary for information on the Surrey Explorers Events for Spring 2019!

Spring 2019

For Autumn 2018, we are trying a new meeting format with workshops during school holidays instead of Sunday morning meetings. These workshops will be held at PUTNEY METHODIST CHURCH, Gwendolen Avenue SW15 6SN (5 mins walk from Putney mainline station and East Putney District Line). The church is on the corner of Gwendolen Avenue and Upper Richmond Road. Free parking in (smallish) church car park.





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All workshops this term will be held at Putney Methodist Church, Gwendolen Avenue, SW15 6SN.

Venue: PUTNEY METHODIST CHURCH, Gwendolen Avenue SW15 6SN (5 mins walk from Putney mainline station and East Putney District Line). The church is on the corner of Gwendolen Avenue and Upper Richmond Road. Free parking in (smallish) church car park.

MONDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2019 - 11.00-15.00
A WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE

Putney Methodist Church, Gwendolen Avenue, SW15 6SN.

For all space-nerds, here is an astronomer who can put all the facts and figures we know about the planets and stars into the bigger picture. Peter Bull will talk about cosmology, the beginnings of the universe and all the latest probes and missions as well as explaining some striking images. Mr Bull is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. As a STEM ambassador, his mission is to teach science from the top down - as a set of widely applicable principles rather than the topic-by-topic approach of school science.

Venue: PUTNEY METHODIST CHURCH, Gwendolen Avenue SW15 6SN (5 mins walk from Putney mainline station and East Putney District Line). The church is on the corner of Gwendolen Avenue and Upper Richmond Road. Free parking in (smallish) church car park.

To reserve a place, please email

£20 payable on the day (£18 for members of PPUK). Lunch provided.

TUESDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2019 - 11.00-15.00
RADIOACTIVITY WORKSHOP

Putney Methodist Church, Gwendolen Avenue, SW15 6SN.

We won't only be talking about radioactivity, we will actually observe and test it. It provides the most powerful energy man has ever learned to release (yet comes from the tiniest reservoir man has learned to tap, the nucleus of an atom). This will not be as dangerous as it sounds and you do not need to bring protective suits. Doug Hainline will bring his Geiger Counter. Henri Becquerel's discovery of radiation was serendipitous, but most of us would have missed the clues. There's nothing like doing a lot of calculations to help it all sink in. Please bring a calculator!

Venue: PUTNEY METHODIST CHURCH, Gwendolen Avenue SW15 6SN (5 mins walk from Putney mainline station and East Putney District Line). The church is on the corner of Gwendolen Avenue and Upper Richmond Road. Free parking in (smallish) church car park.

To reserve a place, please email

£20 payable on the day (£18 for members of PPUK). Lunch provided.

TUESDAY 16th APRIL - 11.00-15.00
PUZZLING WORKSHOP

Putney Methodist Church, Gwendolen Avenue, SW15 6SN.

A whole day of solving conundrums and fiddling with paper and card. Puzzle-master Philip Searle will show off his new collection of home-made puzzles and demonstrate how to make your own for you to go on and solve. There's mathematics behind them, but they will be presented in an intuitive way. It's all to do with shapes and mapping. After lunch we'll be doing Hexa-Flexagons (origami that shows new pictures each time they are folded). You can make them from your own drawings. It is great fun and you can take them home afterwards to impress your friends!

Philip's book is available online and you can watch a video

Venue: PUTNEY METHODIST CHURCH, Gwendolen Avenue SW15 6SN (5 mins walk from Putney mainline station and East Putney District Line). The church is on the corner of Gwendolen Avenue and Upper Richmond Road. Free parking in (smallish) church car park.

To reserve a place, please email

£20 payable on the day (£18 for members of PPUK). Lunch provided.