Our members have formed groups according to interests. Here are our current groups; if you joined, what would you like to see?

Walking Group

Our walking group meets in the summer months. Our planned routes take us around the Richmond area.

Here is a picture from our walk to Richmond Park on the first sunny weekend of 2018

Our next walk: date tbc

Book Group

We meet once a month for a friendly chat about the latest book upstairs at Leon, Richmond. We've had a bit of a break and would love to re start this group in 2019!

What we read in July 2018: When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy.

Seduced by politics and poetry, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor and agrees to be his wife, but what for her is a contract of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of a kept woman, bullying her out of her life as an academic and writer in the process, she attempts to push back - a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape.

Smart, fierce and courageous When I Hit You is a dissection of what love meant, means and will come to mean when trust is undermined by violence; a brilliant, throat-tightening feminist discourse on battered faces and bruised male egos; and a scathing portrait of traditional wedlock in modern India.

See our reading list for 2018

Previous Book Group reads:
  • The Power - Naomi Alderman
  • Three Things About Elsie - Joanna Cannon
  • Under a Pole Star - Stef Penney
  • The New Mrs Clifton - Elizabeth Buchan
  • The Aftermath - Rhidian Brook
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
  • The Sunrise - Victoria Hislop