Harting Society

Next Meeting:   Thursday 11th April 2024 at 7.00 pm preceded by the AGM at 6.30pm 

The River Rother and a Nature-friendly Future’  presented by Philip Lymbery.

Philip Lymbery is Global Chief Executive of the international farmed animal welfare environmental organisation, Compassion in World Farming, and is a founding Board member of the World Federation for Animals, a global animal protection movement. He writes and speaks internationally on animal ethics and the global effects of industrial agriculture (factory farming), including its impact on animal welfare, wildlife, soil and natural resources, biodiversity and climate change. He will talk about what the River Rother and its wildlife can tell us about food, farming and climate.

The Society

The aims of the Society are to provide a social forum for the Harting community and to encourage an appreciation of the local environment, its heritage and its history.

There is an annual programme of talks covering a wide range of interests during the months of October to April, and occasional outings to places of interest during the year.

All meetings are held in the Village Hall, South Harting at 7.30 pm and the bar is open from

7.00. The annual subscription for members is £10, or £16 for joint membership. Visitors and guests are most welcome and invited to contribute £5 per head.

Membership enquiries to Sarah Wilcox at swilco149@yahoo.co.uk or on 07963-909889


Future Meetings

Thursday 3rd October  ‘The Moon in Art and Science’ – How our obsession with the moon has manifested itself throughout the history of mankind.  Dr.Alexandra Loske

Thursday 7th November  ‘Stansted Park: A Charity adapting for the Future’ – The major programme of repairs and restoration that will ensure the Estate remains viable and sustainably-managed. Fred Duncannon and David Bennett

Thursday 5th December  ‘The Great Silk Road Today.’ – Tales both ancient and modern on a photographic travelogue from Xian to Istanbul. David Smith