The Amateur Geological Society was formed in 1965.
The Society has monthly meetings (second Tuesday of every month) with guest speakers and geological field trips in London, Hertfordshire and further afield. We also visit museums, hold an annual ‘Mineral, Gem and Fossil Show’, have a Members Evening (with members giving talks), offer free geology courses and even have competitions. In addition we have a newsletter six times a year and in 2015 celebrated our 50th anniversary.
Our new meeting place is Finchley Baptist Church opposite Stephens House in East End Road and the yearly subscription is only £15. Currently we have around 85 members and are looking to recruit more.
Secretary: Mrs. Julia Daniels, 25 Village Road, Finchley, London N3 1TL.
“We are a group who meet once a month in Whetstone for lectures.
Barnet National Trust Association was formed in 1979 for local members of the National Trust to meet like minded people and get more from their membership. We are a friendly group who have now opened up our membership to those who are not National Trust members.
We have a monthly lecture programme as well as day outings, an annual 5 day holiday, a quiz, lunches, coffee mornings and other events. Our members also receive 3 newsletters a year, by email or post.
We welcome new members and we are always interested in recruiting people who would like to help with the organisation of our programme.
The annual membership is £8 plus £6 for additional family members at the same address.”
To find out more please get in contact.
“Barnet Model Helicopter Club was formed on the 15th of September 2006. We fly at the Old Elizabethans’ Playing Fields which is in May Lane, Barnet, London, England.
The primary purpose of this field is cricket and football. However the field is available for flying when no sporting activities or maintenance work are in progress, which is the majority of the time except weekends. Hence our club is particularly suitable for those who have free time during the week.
The field has a gate that is always kept locked. All members have a key, and are asked to lock the gate every time it’s used.
Currently we have space for a few more members. If you fly model helicopters and are interested, please check the club rules on the website and e-mail Malcolm Messiter.
“Hello and welcome to the Potters Bar and Barnets local group.
We have illustrated talks twice a month, on Wednesday afternoons in Barnet and Friday evenings in Potters Bar; birdwatching trips by coach and car, holidays for members and a variety of other events for members and the public. These raise money to support the work of the RSPB.
Not been on one of our events? We welcome new members, if you are new to birdwatching experienced members are there to help with identification and many other aspects of natural history. There is no fee to join our local group, just visit our website to see what is on.”
“Welcome to the Barnet and District Beekeepers Association.
Our aim is to foster the art of beekeeping in the Barnet area by providing members with information, advice, training, support, insurance as well as an apiary for association and members’ hives and loan facilities for beekeeping books, videos and equipment.
Barnet Beekeepers are now enrolling new members in our in-depth beginners course – a year of beekeeping experience that will take you from you first look inside a hive to helping to harvest some beautiful Barnet honey.”
“Hello and welcome to the Hertford Astronomy Group and the exciting field of astronomy.
Whether you are familiar with the night sky or have just looked up and wondered what there is beyond our planet then we are sure that you will be interested in our activities.
We are a group that formed because we are interested in astronomy and we want to learn more.
Our group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month throughout the year (except July & August).”
“The ASH is based in North London and is a Society that has a wide ranges of interests – spaceflight, astronomy, science fiction and all associated technology.”
Check Facebook page for details of regular observing evenings at Old Elizabethans Memorial Playing Fields, Gypsy Corner, Mays Lane, Barnet EN5 2AG.
“We are a friendly bunch of people united by our passion for Orienteering. In Orienteering circles we are often known as “Happy Herts” or just HH. We have achieved Sport England Clubmark accreditation status which recognises our commitment to fostering opportunities for juniors and to those who help with our junior activities.
Happy Herts draws its membership from across the county and beyond (including North London & Middlesex) and across a wide spectrum of Orienteering competence. It exists to promote the sport of Orienteering, both by organising events and by encouraging members to attend the events of other clubs.”
“The London Orienteering Klubb (LOK) draws its members from the north side of the River Thames and to the west of the Lea Valley. It competes against other clubs and hosts local and regional races.
Our runners are of all ages, from beginners to national standard atheletes. New members are most welcome and training can be given.
The sport is of Swedish origin, and we have used the Swedish spelling in our name.”
“Welcome to North London Outdoor Group (also known as Barnet YHA Group).
North London Outdoor Group (also known as Barnet YHA Group) organises walking weekends away throughout the year, weekend day walks, summer evening walks and social events for members. We organise about 20 weekends away each year.
We currently have about 75 members in the age range 30s to 50s and above, living in North London and Hertfordshire.”
“Welcome to the Hadley Angling and Preservation Society website. HAPS Is a small, friendly club that was formed in 1982 to control fishing at Jack’s Lake in Hadley Woods, Barnet, Hertfordshire. The lake is available to members and day tickets. The club arranges matches and coach outings for club members.”
“The Barnet & District Angling Club was started in 1933 by a group of keen local fishermen who wanted to provide fishing facilities to local anglers.”
“Most of our members live in the Borough of Enfield, the northern half of Barnet Borough, and South Herts around Potters Bar, Northaw & Cuffley, but you are very welcome to join us wherever you live. Our group was founded in 1972 by keen local walkers, and has offered a full programme of walks led by experienced leaders to successive generations for over 40 years. We share a love of walking and the countryside.
If you would like to join us, you become a member of Ramblers national organisation. They will assign you to our group if you live in our patch (EN1 to EN6, N9, N11 to N14, N18, N20, or N21) or, if you live elsewhere, you can specify our group when you join. If you are already a member of another Group, you can ask to be added to our mailing list to receive our Newsletter & full Walks Programme. Come along and try a couple of walks first.
As well as organising a full programme of walks and social activities, members of our group help to check out local footpaths and work to safeguard the footpath network.”
“Wild Capital creates enthralling experiences based around you, your family, group, school or community. We cater for complete newcomers to the world of wildlife all the way through to seasoned pros. Your experienced guide will tailor the programme accordingly ensuring all participants, young or old, are fascinated throughout.”