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The Society is proud of the range and interest of its lectures. don't miss out on forthcoming talks. Everyone is welcome to come to our talks - you don't need to be a member of the Society!

There is a small charge - £3:00 for Society members and £5:00 for non-members, which includes the inevitable cup of tea or coffee.

Talks: About

              Our Talks for the 2023-24 Season

Our season of Society meetings and talks  is now in full swing, and runs from September to May 2024. As ever, we will meet every month on the last Thursday (except December) in the Friends' Meeting House in Cowl Street.

September 28 2023

Alan Benjamin “Royal Visits:

         policing special occasions”


October 26 2023

David Phillips “Castle at Elmley: its history”

November 30 2023

Richard Churchley “Folklore and Folksongs of the West Midlands”

December 7 2023

A Members' Social Evening


January 25 2024

Ian Lloyd-Oswell “Ninian Comper:

the last of the Gothic revivalists”

February 29 2024

T Barney “RAF Defford”

March 28 2024

Ray Sturdy “The Home Guard: the Real Dad’s Army”


April 25 2024

 Carmel Langridge "Evesham Abbey Trust" following the society AGM

May 30 2024

Max Keen “Alfred the Great: a fortunate King?”

Please note that there is a change in the arrangements for this talk. It will be held at

Wallace House at 7:00pm

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TALKS IN 2022-2023

Our last season of talks was as successful as ever, and covered a wide variety of topics. We introduced some new speakers and some of our favourites returned.

25 May 

Max Keen               "King Henry V and Agincourt

                                England's Greatest Three Hours?"

30 April 2023

Cora Weaver                   “Florence Nightingale

                                     and the Malvern Water Cure”








30 March 2023

Ray Sturdy                   “Witley Court:

                                     The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Palace”

23 February 2023

Ian Lloyd-Oswell       “Charles Voysey: the Last Genius

of the Arts and Crafts Movement”

26 January 2023

Gerry Harte                 “Non-Conformism in the Vale”






December 2022

A Christmas                                 –  with a quiz! – with Maurice Heritage

24 November 2022

Richard Churchley    “Christmas Songs through the Ages:

                                 from Boar’s Head to Bing Crosby”

27 October 2022

Mike Jenkins         “The History of Placenames in Worcestershire”

29 September 2022

Roy Murphy           “Droitwich: from Producer of Salt to Spa Town”





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