Events Diary : Forthcoming Events

Local Author and other Talks

All talks are held at the Kent & Canterbury Club, The Elms, 17 Old Dover Road, CT1 3JB and doors usually open at 6:45pm.
Further details are sent to members via email.

Date: Tuesday 20th February 2024

Simon Williams: The FCDO (Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office) 44 years: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Simon has 44 years experience as a Diplomat.

Litter Pick

A very successful litter pick was held on July 29th. The next one is TBA.

Date: Saturday 16th March 11-1pm

Place: Meet at Bigglestons Link off Dover Street

OHSCA is participating in the Great British Spring Clean 15-31 March, sponsored by Keep Britain Tidy, so do join us to make Canterbury cleaner, date and time above. All equipment will be provided.

Spring Party

Date: Friday 15th March 2024, 6:30-9pm

Place: The Kent & Canterbury Club, address above.

The Speaker will be Martin Latham, the Manager of Waterstone’s in Canterbury. Hot and Cold buffet. Cost £30 each. Please contact Dick Vane-Wright on social@ohsca.org for details and tickets.

Gardening Interest Group (GIG)

Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024, 2:30-4:30pm

Place: The Phoenix Pub, Old Dover Road

Seed Share & Gardeners Questions. Bring your excess seeds.

OHSCA Drop-in meetings

Monthly Coffee Mornings, every 4th Wednesday 11.00am,
at Hampden by Hilton Hotel, St. Margaret’s Street.

These informal meetings offer members the opportunity to meet committee members to provide feedback on OHSCA activities, express concerns / interests and hear what the committee has been up to on their behalf. From 11 am for up to about an hour. Can be inside or out depending on the weather. The next ones will be on 24th January, 28th February, 27th March, 24th April, 22nd May and 26th June 2024.

Weekly Walking Group

Every Wednesday Morning

Wednesday morning is designated for walking, starting at 9.30am sharp at the old main gates to the Kent & Canterbury Hospital. Weather permitting, we walk through the orchards and fields, but in winter more frequently on the roads. These walks are open to all members and their friends. We walk at a moderate pace. Sturdy footwear advised. The walk takes about an hour. We have a Whatsapp group for members only which you should join to find out whether a walk will take place and other details. Please contact Alison Culverwell on social@ohsca.org to join the Whatsapp group.


Every first Monday of the month at 7pm, a social evening with board or card games is held at The Phoenix, 67 Old Dover Road. The next ones are 5th February and 4th March. You don’t need to play a game. Sometimes the first Monday of the month is not possible, so watch out for email notifications.

OHSCA Xmas Fayre Dec 2018
Christmas Fayre in the undercroft of Eastbridge hospital
History walk leader Michael Steed (seated) contemplates
and describes his medieval house in Oaten Hill