Talks, outings and social events

The society has a varied programme of events including at least one dinner and one lunch annually - these are very popular social events with a raffle of keenly contested prizes; and a winter series of talks by a range of experts in local history, conservation, design, arts and science. For many years we have organised a summer series of coach outings to historic houses and gardens.

Parham House

We are regularly consulted by the Council on important local plans and projects; we organise an annual members' meeting with a full panel of our local councillors; and we invite senior officers to make presentations to explain issues to our members and listen to their views.

At our annual general meetings in recent years our guest speakers have included three council leaders, three council chief executives, the city planner and a local member of the European Parliament.

We have also enjoyed get-togethers for a glass of wine at some of our members' Regency and Victorian houses.