Earth Matters Group

Are you interested in studying your local environment? Would you like to know more about Botany, Geology, Archaeology, Palaeontology and Ecology? We always welcome new members.

This group has been running jointly with Thame U3A since Summer 2012, with the emphasis on learning more about our local area. We arrange field trips with expert guides at two-monthly intervals between March and September and have indoor meetings in November and January.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you have an interest or area of expertise which could contribute to the group’s learning, or if you have any further ideas for possible trips. Just let the Group Leader know. We do hope you can join us.

Group leader

If you are interested in joining the group please contact Sue Oswell on 01844 290568 or


TBA. Our usual meeting day is the second Wednesday of the month.


To be announced for individual events.

Next Events

Wed 11th March 2.30pm at Haddenham Methodist Church

Thame member, Norman Dutton will give a talk entitled ‘Drifting Continents – a theory that turned out to be both right and wrong’

Wednesday 13th May 2.30pm at Snakemoor Nature reserve, near the station, Haddenham.

Robyn Thorogood retires from Snakemoor this year. Before he hands over we will benefit from his extensive knowledge of the foundation and management of this local nature reserve.