Wine Appreciation


The Wine Appreciation Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10.30am, normally finishing by 12 noon. Our regular venue is the Victoria Park Bowls & Croquet Club, Ballards Lane, where there is plenty of parking.

Most meetings are themed on an area or style of wine. Each meeting begins with a short talk followed by a tasting of about seven wines. The meeting is very social with chat throughout the tasting on a large range of subjects.

We like everyone to use the same type of glass, so new members will be expected to buy one on joining. We split the cost of the wine between us with the money being collected during the meeting. This is usually around £6 – £7. We always welcome new members.

Please contact Stewart Maugham as shown above.

Walks – London Historic


A comfortable walk to explore the historical interest of a particular area, which may include viewing buildings, churches, ruins and open spaces.

Art We Like – Talking about pictures


We are a group of people who share their enjoyment of art. At each meeting we have a couple of presentations on art works from any time or place, which are then discussed by the group. No knowledge of art is necessary, just interest and the pleasure of discovery.


Carpe Diem (Latin)


Learn or renew your Latin.  This is a ‘self help’,  mixed ability group enjoying discovering this classical language and its relevance to many other languages.  You would need to be at the level we are – Cambridge Book IV.

Room for one or two more interested members.

Women and Wisdom


Women and Wisdom explores women’s cultural and social roles as, amongst others, academics, writers, philosophers, poets, teachers, and healers in health and social services.  We look at the kinds of writing and books produced by and for women, starting with contemporary roles, in the 20th and 21st centuries, but we may go back in history to explore notions of ‘wise women’.  Members of the group will have a chance to suggest women they wish to discuss, and present a brief account of why they have been selected.

We meet weekly, one week on Zoom from 10.00-11.00 and the following week face-to-face from 10.00-12.00 at the Finchley Victoria Bowling & Croquet Club, N3.