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'We hold monthly public meetings with speakers on a variety of subjects ranging from local/regional history to matters of cultural or environmental interest.'

Malvern Civic Society

'We are involved in conservation and preservation and have monthly meetings where speakers are invited to talk on subjects related to the past, present or future of March and the surrounding area.'

March Society, The
Margate Civic Society

Have listed occasional late afternoon talks: 'All speaker meetings are open to the public.'

Marple Civic Society

Organize 'a monthly programme of talks on environmental and historical topics ... Visitors are always welcome'.

Melbourne Civic Society

'The Society runs a series of winter lectures on topics of local interest. Lectures are normally held on the second Tuesday of the month, ... commence at 7.30 pm, and last until about 9.00 pm. Non-members are most welcome at the lectures for a modest entrance fee of £1.'

Milton Keynes Museum Society
Also indexedStacey Hill Society

'We aim to promote civic pride in Montgomery by encouraging research, by working together with the local planning authority and other local organisations whose aims are similar to ours, by holding meetings and lectures and by publishing papers, reports and other literature. We run the Old Bell Museum and Gallery and all members are entitled to free entry throughout the opening season.'

Montgomery Civic Society
Also indexedOld Bell Museum and Gallery

Winter monthly evening lectures, usually 2nd Thursday.

Musselburgh Conservation Society

'Talks are held ... on Thursdays at 8 pm. Visitors are always most welcome. We serve coffee, tea and biscuits for a nominal charge ... We love our town!'

Neston Civic Society

'A civic society promoting, protecting and raising interest in the City of Glasgow, through campaigning, discussion, projects, talks and exhibitions.'

New Glasgow Society

'We meet once a month (except summer) in Newark Library to enjoy talks by guest speakers who, although their subjects vary widely, are all experts in their fields. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, and there is an opportunity to chat with other members. In May and June evening outings are arranged to local places of interest.'

Newark Civic Trust

Monthly evening meetings, September to June.

Newbury Society, The

Evening lectures, covering a range of subjects.

North Craven Heritage Trust

Occasional lectures. 'Founded in 1924, the Northumberland and Newcastle Society works to protect valuable buildings and landscapes and to enhance the quality of life in both urban and rural areas.'

Northumberland & Newcastle Society, The

Programme of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, etc.

Norwich Society, The

Activities 'include the production of a range of publications on Nottingham and its historic buildings and areas, a lecture programme, visits to places of local interest and those further afield and the sponsorship of restoration and enhancement projects'.

Nottingham Civic Society

'Various meeting are held each year which include lectures covering topics of local and general interest.'

Odiham Society, The
Otter Valley Association

'Our talks (free to members) are given by leading speakers and are held in interesting locations across Oxford. A wide variety of subjects are covered – eg Oxford history, buildings, current developments, arts and science.'

Oxford Civic Society
Oxford Preservation Trust

'We hold frequent meetings and arrange guided tours and walks of interesting parts of the area, sometimes linked with an illustrated talk.'

Peckham Society, The

'We currently host around a dozen events each year comprising outdoor visits and walks in the summer, and a series of lectures in the winter.'

Peel Heritage Trust

'Meets monthly throughout the year in the Trinity Rooms, when a wide range of speakers talk on a variety of topics of local relevance. We also organise a summer excursion each year, as well as an annual dinner. Members are strongly encouraged to attend the monthly meetings as it is at these meetings that the core activities of the Society are discussed and actions decided. Entry to the monthly meetings is free to Penarth Society members. Non-members are asked to make a contribution of £1.'

Penarth Civic Society, The

'We are not about "all work and no play". We have talks, outings and activities including an annual wine and cheese party, all of which are well attended.'

Pershore Civic Society

'We meet monthly to hear speakers on planning, design, regeneration, other environmental issues and the history and culture of Peterborough.'

Peterborough Civic Society

Established 2007: ‘Our aim is to participate in, influence and shape where possible the built and natural environment in Plymouth in terms of urban design, planning, architecture, heritage, open spaces, infrastructure and connectivity ... General meetings are held every quarter ... Meetings are FREE to attend and open to all (members and non-members alike) who are interested in civic and related matters ... There is usually a short talk given by a visitor on a matter of civic or related interest’.

Plymouth Civic Society
Ponteland Civic Society
Portchester Civic Society

'Our regular meetings on the first Wednesday of each month (January, August and September excepting).'

Portsmouth Society, The

Occasional talks and related events; venues vary.

Putney Society, The

'All talks are free, open to all, and are all on Thursday evenings.'

Reigate Society, The

'We meet on the third Tuesday of the month (except August and December) ... Our speakers talk on a range of subjects of interest and relevance to the Society.'

Rhiwbina Civic Society

'Members’ meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month.'

Ripon Civic Society

Organize 'a busy programme of cultural, social and conservation activities: walks, talks, poetry, garden and house visits ... Non-members may attend most talks'.

Romsey & District Society

'The Society puts on monthly talks about local topics – either historical or current – as well as visits to places of local interest in the summer.'

Ross-on-Wye & District Civic Society
Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society, The
Sale Civic Society

'Speakers with a range of specialisms give members the opportunity to gain an insight into facets of our man made environment. Four or five lectures are organised each year. When possible, there is a linkage between lectures and visits.'

Salisbury Civic Society
Scarborough & District Civic Society
Sevenoaks Society, The

'For many years the Association has attempted to provide, both for its Members as well as for Sidmouth residents a regular series of interesting talks. An annual programme is planned by the Meetings Secretary, and usually held in the Manor Pavilion theatre monthly, on Wednesday afternoons at 2.30 pm. More recently, we have inaugurated an annual Museum talk. All our talks are usually illustrated. A small charge is made at the door, and includes tea and biscuits.'

Sid Vale Association

'Regular illustrated talks are given during the winter months to members and the public. These cover a wide range of subjects that may impact upon the area or are of general interest.'

Skipton in Craven Civic Society

'A wide range of activities and meetings are organised, giving members the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the work of the Trust.'

Southgate District Civic Trust

'The Society upholds the special character of the town of Southwell by ... holding regular events for members and their guests. These include specialist speakers on topics of interest, visits to places of interest locally and regionally, and many social events.'

Southwell Civic Society
Southwick (Sussex) Society

'Throughout the year we offer a range of events for members and non-members. These include regular speaker evenings covering topical interests.'

St Albans Civic Society

'The Society has a regular series of visits, social events and lectures through the year. In the Autumn and Winter, we organise talks ... usually on a Thursday evening.'

Stamford Civic Society
Stourport Civic Society

'Our meetings take place between 8 pm and 10 pm on the first and third Monday of each month.'

Streatham Society, The

'We have a summer programme of visits and talks, and a winter programme of talks, plus a special Christmas event each year.'

Stroud Civic Society
Sudbury Society, The

'We hold General Meetings on the first Thursday of the month from September to April inclusive ... These include visiting speakers, mainly on topics of local and environmental interest (both the built and natural environments). Meetings are friendly and accessible. Non-members are welcome on payment of a small donation.'

Sutton Coldfield Civic Society

Monthly talks, Thursday evenings. ALERT Unable to find online a forthcoming programme of events for the Society, at Review.

Tewkesbury Civic Society

'The Society produces a quarterly newsletter and holds monthly talks and slide shows with a local flavour, together with other varied social events. Membership is open to all, Tiptonians or not, who have a genuine interest in the town, irrespective of nationality, religion or ethnicity. The Society is non-political, non-sectarian and independent of any other organisation, but is a member of Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement in England.'

Tipton Civic Society
Tiverton Civic Society
Tonbridge Civic Society

'Arranges various talks each winter, this year in November, January, February and March. These are often given by local speakers and range across a variety of topics.'

Topsham Society, The

Winter evening talks, usually Wednesday. ALERT Latest events for the Society listed at Review were for  2016.

Twickenham Society, The

'Our monthly meetings are held ... on the second Wednesday of the month at 8 pm. Following the talk there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about any significant planning, or other, matter affecting Usk and its environs. Non-members are always welcomed, £2 payment at the door.'

Usk Civic Society

Monthly talks, Thursday evenings: 'Talks are open to all local residents and are usually FREE' (otherwise, join the Society).

Wandsworth Society

'We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month except during the summer. All are welcome. In June we have an evening outing and in July a day trip. There are no meetings in August.'

West Derby Society

'Holds talks at 7.30 pm on the last Tuesday of the month from September - November and January - March.'

West Kilbride Civic Society
Westerham Society, The

'Regular meetings are arranged to hear talks and discuss topics of interest. All are welcome.'

Weymouth Civic Society

'The society has a monthly talk on Whitby's history and Whitby life. They are usually held ... on the third Monday of each month and cost £2.00 but members pay £1.00. They are open to all and everyone is welcome. Tea or coffee and a biscuit is sold during the interval. This year we are introducing selling something to eat as an extra ...'

Whitby Civic Society

'We have monthly meetings on the second Monday of the month ... at 7.30 pm.'

Wigan Civic Trust

'The lecture programme runs each Autumn and Winter between October and March.'

Wimbledon Society, The

The Society 'host a variety of talks on topics related to the historical and contemporary development of Wimborne and its environs'.

Wimborne Civic Society

Monthly talks, Thursday evenings.

Windsor & Eton Society, The

'A Civic Society established in the 1960s to combat the threat to the town's buildings and facilities from widespread and often thoughtless redevelopment ... The Society holds Open Meetings, normally on the third Wednesday evening in March and June as well as after the AGM in November. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.'

Wokingham Society

'Meetings are held quarterly, and include talks on topics of interest given by experts in various fields ... Visitors/Guests are welcome to attend the lectures – fee £3.'

Worthing Society, The
Yateley Society, The

'The Society meets regularly at York House, and carries on a range of activities throughout the year. Evening meetings start at 8.00 pm, and guests are welcome.'

York House Society, The

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  55. Blackburn
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  59. Bodmin
  60. Bognor Regis
  61. Bolton
  62. Boston
  63. Bournemouth
  64. Brackley
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  66. Bradford
  67. Braintree
  68. Brecon
  69. Brent (London)
  70. Brentwood
  71. Bridgend
  72. Bridgnorth
  73. Bridgwater
  74. Bridlington
  75. Bridport
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  78. Broadstairs
  79. Bromley
  80. Bromsgrove
  81. Buckingham
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  84. Burton-upon-Trent
  85. Bury (Lancashire)
  86. Bury St Edmunds
  87. Buxton
  88. Caerphilly
  89. Camborne
  90. Cambridge
  91. Camden
  92. Cannock
  93. Canterbury
  94. Cardiff
  95. Carlisle
  96. Carmarthen
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  101. Cheltenham
  102. Chepstow
  103. Chesham
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  105. Chester (City)
  106. Chester-le-Street
  107. Chesterfield
  108. Chichester
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  124. Congleton
  125. Conwy
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  128. Cranleigh
  129. Crawley
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  133. Cromer
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  135. Croydon
  136. Darlington
  137. Dartford
  138. Dartmouth
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  140. Deal
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  154. Dunfermline
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  156. Durham
  157. Ealing
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  159. East Dunbartonshire
  160. East Lothian
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  162. Eastbourne
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  167. Exeter
  168. Exmouth
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  171. Falmouth
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  174. Farnham
  175. Felixstowe
  176. Fermanagh Omagh
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  179. Fort William
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  358. Pontefract
  359. Poole
  360. Portsmouth
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  363. Rayleigh
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  365. Redbridge
  366. Redcar
  367. Redditch
  368. Reigate
  369. Renfrewshire (CA)
  370. Rhondda Cynon Taf
  371. Rhyl
  372. Richmond (North Yorks)
  373. Richmond-upon-Thames
  374. Rickmansworth
  375. Ripon
  376. Rochdale
  377. Romsey
  378. Ross-on-Wye
  379. Rotherham
  380. Royal Leamington Spa
  381. Royal Tunbridge Wells
  382. Rugby
  383. Ruthin
  384. Sale
  385. Salford
  386. Salisbury
  387. Saltash
  388. Sandbach
  389. Scarborough
  390. Scunthorpe
  391. Selby
  392. Selly Oak
  393. Sevenoaks
  394. Sheffield
  395. Sherborne
  396. Shetland Islands
  397. Shrewsbury
  398. Sidmouth
  399. Skipton
  400. Solihull
  401. South Ayrshire
  402. South Lanarkshire
  403. South Shields
  404. Southampton
  405. Southend-on-Sea
  406. Southport
  407. Southwark
  408. Southwell
  409. Spalding
  410. St Albans
  411. St Andrews
  412. St Austell
  413. St Helens
  414. St Ives
  415. Stafford
  416. Staines-upon-Thames
  417. Stamford
  418. Stevenage
  419. Stirling
  420. Stockport
  421. Stockton-on-Tees
  422. Stoke-on-Trent
  423. Stow-on-the-Wold
  424. Stowmarket
  425. Stratford-on-Avon
  426. Stroud
  427. Sudbury
  428. Sunderland
  429. Sutton (London)
  430. Sutton Coldfield
  431. Swaffham
  432. Swanage
  433. Swansea
  434. Swindon
  435. Tamworth
  436. Taunton
  437. Tavistock
  438. Teignmouth
  439. Telford
  440. Tenterden
  441. Tewkesbury
  442. Thame (Oxon)
  443. Thornbury
  444. Tiverton
  445. Torfaen
  446. Torquay
  447. Totnes
  448. Towcester
  449. Tower Hamlets
  450. Trowbridge
  451. Truro
  452. Ullapool
  453. Ulverston
  454. Uppingham
  455. Vale of Glamorgan
  456. Wadebridge
  457. Wakefield
  458. Wallasey
  459. Wallsend
  460. Walsall
  461. Waltham Forest
  462. Walton-on-Thames
  463. Wandsworth
  464. Warrington
  465. Warwick
  466. Watford
  467. Wellingborough
  468. Wells (City)
  469. Welwyn Garden City
  470. West Bridgford
  471. West Bromwich
  472. West Lothian
  473. Westminster
  474. Weston-Super-Mare
  475. Wetherby
  476. Weymouth
  477. Whitchurch
  478. Whitehaven
  479. Wick (Highland)
  480. Wigan
  481. Wigston
  482. Wilmslow
  483. Wimborne Minster
  484. Winchester
  485. Windermere
  486. Windsor
  487. Wisbech
  488. Witney
  489. Woking
  490. Wolverhampton
  491. Woodbridge
  492. Worcester
  493. Workington
  494. Worksop
  495. Worthing
  496. Wrexham
  497. Yate
  498. Yeovil
  499. York (City)