Update Talks Programme for 2024

We have a revised line up of talks for the first half of 2024 now covering March, April and May, further details will be posted as individual events so watch this space for updates! 2023_24 Talks Programme v5

Tuesday 6th Feb 2024 – Georgian Arcadia: Architecture for the Park and Garden

Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester 19:30 to 20:45 Recording can be found here on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWcjWO0ZVEA The invention and evolution of the Georgian landscape garden liberated garden buildings from the corset of formality, allowing...

Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm at The Dorford Centre. How to do Social Housing – the Vienna model by Pauline Crump

How to do Social Housing – the Vienna model. Visitors to Vienna probably won’t be surprised to hear that in 2023, (and for the eighth time!) Vienna has been declared the most liveable city in the world by the Global Liveability Index compiled by the Economist...

Talks Programme for 2022-2023

Here are all the details of the current programme, more to be added as soon as they are arranged! DCS Talks Programme 2022-2023  

Updated! Tuesday 7th March – Historic Maps of Dorset

We are delighted to announce that we have managed to secure David Beaton, author of Dorset Maps published by Dovecote Press, to deliver this presentation. It will cover the history of map-making in general and Dorset in particular to show how different political,...

Tuesday 7 February 2023 (starts 6.30pm) – Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality

Building-Car-Dependency-2022 Poundbury transport-for-new-homes-summary-webJenny Raggett Project Coordinator, Transport for New Homes https://www.transportfornewhomes.org.uk/about/our-team/ The next DCS talk will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2023 when Jenny...

Don’t forget to check out all of our recordings from previous talks on our Youtube channel

Many of our recent talks have been recorded and are available on the DCS Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@dorchestercivicsociety/featured If you would like to be notified when the next episode is available, please subscribe to the channel. We have an exciting...

Tuesday 6th December – Looking After An Historic Building – 7.30pm at the Dorford Centre

Title: Looking After An Historic Building by Daniel Cantell and Anthony Williams, both Directors of Crickmay Stark Architects The talk will cover a range of issues faced by owners of historic buildings and solutions available to deal with them. It will include a...

Tuesday October 25th – A Look at the Dorchester Area’s Wonderful Archaeology

October Talk - A Look at the Dorchester Area's Wonderful Archaeology by Steve Wallis, Senior Archaeologist, Dorset Council.   This talk was given at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester on October 25th as part of the Autumn series of talks from Dorchester Civic...

EVENING TALK: – Civic Pride and Place-Making: The Salisbury Perspective, Weds 8 June

Dorchester Civic Society Talks Programme 2022 Civic Pride and Place-Making: The Salisbury Perspective with guest speakers Stephanie Siddons-Deighton and Richard Deane WEDNESDAY 8th JUNE, 6:30-8:00PM LOCATION: In-Person at the Dorford Centre and Online via Zoom We are...