Welcome to What Next?

We look forward to 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.

Read the Story of What Next – the First Two Years

Up and Coming Events & Activities:

Climate Action Workshop

Thursday 23rd February 2023

6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Explore possible scenarios for limiting global warming to between 1.5 and 2.0 DegC. This is an on-line event organised in collaboration with Climate Articulate.

Climate Club

Friday 13th January 2023.

5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Conversation and a shared supper at the Denningberg Centre.

What Next Wednesdays

Every Wednesday in the Godalming Library from February 2023.

2:00pm to 4:30pm.

Volunteers from What Next will be on-hand to provide advice, guidance and helpful tips in what you can do to support our local environment.

What Next Lounge

Godalming Spring Fair, All Day, Saturday 1st April 2023.

We will have the What Next Lounge in Crown Court for the Godalming Spring Fair. Join for a hot drink and a chat. Also, get ready for a performance from our Eco-puppet Theatre.

Art Exhibition

Wednesday 4th May to Sunday 28th May.

We will be holding an exhibition of art related to nature, the enviroment and the climate emergency in the Godalming Museum.

Repair Cafe Godalming

Saturday 28th January 2023.

10:00am to 12:30pm.

Organised by the Godalming Rotarians and supported by What Next, Repair Cafe Godalming is open every 4th Saturday.

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.

What Next General Meeting , Winter 2022, details to follow.

The next Repair Cafe Godalming will be on Saturday 26th November, 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Oglethorpe Room, at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre.

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 26th November

Find other dates for the What Next Lounge.

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

The Guardian’s report on ‘How climate breakdown is supercharging toll of extreme weather’ is sobering, but necessary reading.

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 currently running on a ‘pop-up’ basis for our programmes, workshops and other events while we consider options for a new permanent venue.

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.