TUESDAY 3rd MAY, 7:30-9:00PM How Local Authorities Can Help Develop Heritage Assets with guest speaker Dr James Weir

Dorchester Civic Society Talks Programme 2022 How Local Authorities Can Help Develop Heritage Assets with guest speaker Dr James Weir TUESDAY 3rd MAY, 7:30-9:00PM LOCATION: In-Person at the Dorford Centre and Online via Zoom We are delighted to announce Dr James Weir,...

TUESDAY 5th APRIL, 7:30-9:00PM, The Impact of Climate Change on Stately Homes: Athelhampton House, a Case Study with guest speaker Giles Keating

LOCATION: In-Person at the Dorford Centre and Online via Zoom We’re excited to announce Giles Keating, owner of Athelhampton House, will be the guest speaker at our next evening talk on Tuesday 5th April.  Athelhampton, one of Dorset’s most well-known stately homes...

TUESDAY 1ST MARCH 2022, 7:30-9:00PM – ‘Restoring Dorchester’s Architectural Heritage’ Guest speaker Anthony Williams, Director, Crickmay Stark Architects

  Tuesday 1st March 2022, 7:30-9:00PM - Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RR We are delighted to launch the Dorchester Civic Society Talks Programme 2022 with the first talk in our Heritage Series on Tuesday 1st March. This will be a welcome return...

AGM 2021

Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Tuesday, 5th October at 7.30 pm at The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road. We will be saying goodbye to Tess James as Chair and electing our new Chair and Vice Chair. We will also be...

Talk – Tuesday 7th September 2021 – The Potential Contribution of Urban Greening to a Post-COVID Dorchester

At our next 'live' talk on Tuesday, 7th September at 7.30 pm our guest speaker will be Richard Bradford. His talk is entitled 'The Potential Contribution of Urban Greening to a Post-COVID Dorchester'. Richard will provide a short overview of the benefits and issues...

The Current Planning Reforms: Implications for Dorchester – Online Talk

At our next talk via Zoom on Tuesday, 2nd March at 7.30 pm our guest speaker will be Professor Gavin Parker, Chair of Planning Studies at the Henley Business School, University of Reading. His talk is entitled The Current Planning Reforms: Implications for...

Online Talk: Hilary Jordan on A New Local Plan for Dorset

The next online talk is on Tuesday 2 February at 7.30 pm, via Zoom. Hilary Jordan, Dorset Council’s Service Manager for Spatial Planning, will be speaking about the new Local Plan, which, of course, includes the potential DOR 13 development. The Zoom Details as...

Dorchester Civic Society AGM 2020

17th November at 7.30 pm via Zoom. Dorchester Civic Society AGM followed by a presentation by Trevor Hedger Heritage Tourism Project Manager and Cllr Gareth Jones, chair Joint Heritage Committee. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 861 9522 9455 Passcode: 630281

Talk: Andrew Lee, Director at the South Downs National Park Authority

15th December at 7.30 pm via Zoom. Presentation by Andrew Lee, Director of Countryside, Policy and Management at the South Downs National Park Authority with an introduction by Professor Michael Dower, former Director the Peak National Park and Director General of the...

AGM – 15th October 2019 – Living Poundbury

AGM and talk by Fran Leaper - Editor, Poundbury Magazine Tuesday 15 October 2019 At Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, in the Learning Room