Surrey Explorers


Autumn 2017

We meet about five times each term.

Meetings are usually held on Sunday mornings from 10.30am - 12.30pm.

From November 2016, we normally meet at Kingswood House School, 56 West Hill, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8LG.


Sunday October 8th 2017, 10.30 - 12.30 Comic Workshop

A Comic Workshop with Richy Chandler, comic creator and writer. How to design a character, devise a story, illustrate your idea and produce your own comic strip.

Sunday October 29th 2017, 10.30 - 12.30 Science of Space Exploration

...with Simon Watt of Ready Steady Science. Which planet is hottest? Which would float in a swimming pool? Which is the most studied? And just how much space is in space? A live show of experiments you can recreate at home and learn about what you can see if you only look up!

Sunday November 19th, 10.30 - 12.30 A Puzzling talk

...with Philip Searle author of The More Interesting Book of Puzzling Science + Maths. Here are one or two puzzles I solved earlier, how they get into you so that everything you see becomes a puzzle. What is a puzzle anyway? Philip's book, written with his Surrey Explorers son, will be out in October published by Tarquin Educational books.

Sunday December 3rd, 10.30 - 12.30 How to Design a Satellite

...with David Wade. After considering the many applications for which we use satellites, you’ll select a mission and design your own satellite. Along the way you’ll consider the satellite’s payload, what orbit it will operate from and what systems the satellite will need to be able to work in space. This is one thing you do need a rocket scientist to guide you through, and David Wade truly is one. He is a also a Kingswood House parent.