Welcome to What Next?

We look forward to meeting you meeting you at one of our events soon. Use the tabs above, or click right, to explore our Programmes, Workshops, Regular Activities and Other Events. We also have links to tools and data concerning the Present and Future of the Climate and Ecological Emergency, other Resources and details of how to Get Involved with What Next? Click here for a calendar of events.

Join us in the Wilfred Noyce Centre on the evening of 22nd July, 6:15 pm, for some Puppet Theatre:

Tales from the Great Wood

Click here for Tickets

News and Information

Recent Reports concerning the Climate and Ecological Emergency

We are delighted to have been selected as Mayor’s Charity for 2022/23 by the incoming Mayor of Godalming, Councillor Shirley Faraday.

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by Godalming Town Council from their Carbon Reduction and Biodiversity Fund for our Planetarian Food Project.

The What Next Centre is now open for scheduled events and for drop-ins every Wednesday afternoon, 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

What Next General Meeting , Monday 18th July, 7:30pm at the What Next Centre and on Zoom.

A local teenager, Fiorella Majder from Chilworth, has started a petition to ban materials over 25% plastic in supermarkets; we very much support this initiative. You can find out more and sign Fiorella’s petition here.

Farnham Eco-Cinema, 8:00pm, Tuesday 26th April, Farnham Pottery: And in the Soil, There be Mirrors (Hollie Miller & Sam Williams), Equinox (Mary Branson) and The Morning Cometh (Abdulaziz Lamium, Tamara Lenz & Jacob Dixon).

Join us in The What Next Lounge.

The What Next lounge will be a regular feature in and around Godalming throughout 2022. Join us for a chat, a cuppa, some entertainment or some information. Next appearence:

Saturday 11th June

Find other dates for the What Next Lounge.

Review our analysis of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy.

IPCC: Sixth Assessment Report: Mitigation of Climate Change: Summary for Policy Makers

“Broken climate promises” Antonio Guterres speaks on the IPCC report on climate change.

In the WEF’s Global Risks Report, the top five risks over the next 5-10 year period are ALL related to the Climate and Ecological Emergency:

  • Climate Action Failure
  • Extreme Weather
  • Biodiversity Loss
  • Natural Resources Crises
  • Human Environmetal Damage

Updated, 30th March 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Earthshot Prize Winners.

We will be following your progress with interest over the next decade.

What Next?

We are in a climate and ecological emergency. We need to work together to minimise further change and adapt to the consequences of the change we have already experienced. We need to take action on a Local as well as Global scale. At What Next? our goal is to support local communities across Waverley Borough in mitigating, preparing and adapting to the impact of climate change and ecological damage. We aim to provide: information, support, advice, guidance and action through actvities, events, workshops and installations in our centre. Equally important, we aim to provide: entertainment, joy, opportunities for creativity, music, fun, connection and, most all, hope for the future.

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Programme and Events

All our programmes, workshops and other events are FREE to members of the general public. However, we would be grateful for any donations to support our running costs.


We want to help people understand and be informed about the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

Our Centres

In Godalming, we are based in the What Next Climate Emergency Centre, 11 Wharf Street, Godalming, GU7 1NN, where we run our programmes, workshops and other events.

In Farnham, we have yet to find a venue, but we will be bringing our activities to the people of Farnham in other ways.

In Haslemere, we hope to run our activities in collaboration with our friends and colleagues in the town.

In Cranleigh, we hope to run our activities in collaboration with our friends and colleagues in the village.

What Next is part of the CEC UK Network.