Date: Monday 18 November

Time: 1:45pm - 3:30pm

Location: Chiddingfold Village Hall


Our speaker is Geoffrey Mead, Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex.

Geoffrey grew up in Brighton and had relatively mundane retail jobs, until attending the University of Sussex in 1980 to read Geography as a ‘mature unqualified student’. He graduated with an Upper Second, and took an MA in ‘Local & Regional History’. He worked for the university Adult Education unit [CCE] as a part-time tutor in Landscape Studies whilst studying. He has since gained his doctorate in Geography studying Brighton’s interwar suburban housing growth. He works as part of the training team for the South Downs National Park volunteer ranger service.

He does talks and leads guided walks for local environmental and local history groups, and has recently been training South Downs National Park volunteer rangers, so his talk to us will have plenty of practical examples.

A testimonial for him says: Dr Geoffrey Mead is a passionate man with a fantastic local knowledge of the surrounding downland geography. He is also an expert local historian too. His walking tours around Brighton and other parts of Sussex are of the highest calibre, where he always enters into wonderful details to the delight of his audiences. He is a known and respected voice on BBC Radio 4. There are few around with such erudition and I cannot recommend his services more highly.

Come at 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start, entry £2 on the door includes tea and biscuits afterwards. All are welcome, WI members, partners and friends. Please register your interest to book a place by emailing: No prior science knowledge is necessary to enjoy these talks.

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