The society offers a programme of talks. Non-members are very welcome to attend talks on payment of a small charge. The programme also includes summer group visits for which members pay sufficient to cover costs. Visits are always made by coach and while members are given priority, non-members are welcome at a small additional charge.
To download a printable programme for the current year, click here.
2019 EVENING AND MORNING TALKS, Tuesdays in the Grove Building, Church St, Mere, Warminster BA12 6DS.
A payment of £3 is asked of non-members.
TUESDAY MORNING TALKS 10:15am:
December 10: ‘Copper Printing Plates at Stourhead’ by Sandy Kerr and Geoff Ellen
TUESDAY EVENING TALKS 7:30pm:
December 3: ‘My 50 Years of Motor Racing’ by Mike Wilds
THIS YEAR’S PAST TALKS:
8th January 2019: The Frome Cheese Fair by Philip Cary
5th February 2019: ‘It Wasn’t Just Alan Turing’ by Hamish Bell
5th March 2019: ‘Dunsterforce’ by Peter Landymore
12th March 2019: ‘Nathaniel Ireson of Wincanton, Architect, Master Builder, & Potter’ by Peter and Sarah FitzGerald
2nd April 2019: ‘Death at Porton Down; its investigation and inquest’ by David Masters
16th April 2019: ‘The Mere Man – A Beaker Warrior Burial’ by David Dawson
1st October 2019: ‘Kingston Lacey – The Medieval Manor House’ by Martin Papworth
8th October 2019: ‘John Aubrey – A C17th Wiltshire Antiquary’ by Gerry Cook
5th November 2019: ‘General Pitt-Rivers’ by Adrian Green
12th November 2019: The History of the Internet’ by Peter Mason
THIS YEAR’S SUMMER VISITS
21st May 2019: Kew Gardens and Kew Palace
20th June 2019: Montacute (National Trust)
17th July 2019 American Museum and Gardens
3rd September 2019 Wells Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace