Author Archives: Mr John Weston

The Springett Lecture: Entangled Lives: Fungal Networks, Ecology, and Us

Delivered by Dr Merlin Sheldrake Author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures At Rosslyn Hill Chapel, NW3 1NG on Thursday 30 September 2021 7:30pm refreshments, 8pm talk. Admission is free to members of the Society, Vale of Health Society, Marylebone Birdwatching Society, and Highgate Society. Please …

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Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that the 123rd Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 7.30 pm at St Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 2PP. The business of the meeting, which will include business which would have been transacted at the 2020 Annual General Meeting had it been able …

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Impact of latest Lockdown on the Heath

Hampstead Heath remains open. Due to increased visitor numbers and wet weather, the ground conditions are very muddy. Please bear this in mind when planning your visit. (You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. This should be limited to once per day.)Public toilets are open …

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Reopening facilities on the Heath

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Help choose a new cafe for Golders Hill Park

The current café licensee at Golders Hill Park is retiring towards the end of the year. The City of London have commissioned environmental charity Groundwork London to conduct a public consultation to determine how the café can best meet the future needs of local residents and customers.   Consultation is by online questionnaire (paper forms …

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Commuter Cycling threatens Heath

Prior to the pandemic, the position with Heath cycle routes was that the City would not review any new proposals for more cycle paths until 2022. In light of the pandemic, Camden Council are now looking at measures to encourage cycling (etc) in the borough. There are at least six proposals for increased cycling on …

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London’s Refuge since 1349

By Will Coles, Heath Sub-Committee. For many Londoners, our green spaces – especially the Heath – are an important amenity where we can take refuge from city life with fresh air, wildlife, and beautiful views. Hampstead in particular has long been seen as a retreat in times of crisis. In his History of Westminster Abbey, …

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Society’s Bird Survey finds family of buzzards.

A nesting birds survey conducted by the Society has found a family of buzzards at Kenwood.Professor Jeff Waage, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who is leading the research, said: “It is exceedingly rare to see these sorts of birds in an urban area, and now all of a sudden they’re here, …

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