Throughout the year, we offer a range of events for members and non-members. These include regular speaker evenings covering topical interests – for example we have included subjects varying from preserving the green belt to youth interests in St. Albans. The full diary of events is usually published in the Autumn.

There is an Annual General Meeting (usually held in June) when all members are invited to give their views on past and future happenings in our city.

Perhaps the highlight of the year is our Awards Evening in October where we celebrate best practice in current architecture and design – for both buildings and our green spaces.

Additionally, we participate in the St Albans Residents First Weekend and Heritage Open Days, and arrange visits to other interesting and historic towns.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

Past Events

Heritage Open Days

Start date: 6 September 2018

End date: 9 September 2018

The Civic Society in conjunction with the Herts Advertiser is pleased to support the brochure giving full details of all the venues open to the public in St Albans. This year events take place over two weekends so please see the brochure for details of which attractions are open when.

Heritage Open Days brochure 2018


Date: 28 June 2018

Time: 20.00 -21.30

This year’s AGM takes place at the Octagon Room, St Peters Church.

Further details to follow

Smallford Station: starting point for a Local Community Heritage Project

Date: 24 May 2018

Time: 20.00

Location: Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

A talk by Jeff Lewis.

Smallford Station Project


Spring Visit to Sandwich and Deal

Date: 12 May 2018

Time: 8.40 -19.40

Join us for a day out by rail for only £29 to the Kent towns of Sandwich and Deal.
Please note this is now fully booked

Find out more and download the Spring Visit booking form here

Civic Voice Campaigns and Awards

Date: 19 April 2018

Time: 20.00

Location: Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

A talk by Ian Harvey, Executive Director of Civic Voice

In a change from the original programme, we have an update on activities within Civic Voice including the design awards.

Reflections on Architectural Quality

Date: 15 March 2018

Time: 20.00

Location: Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

A talk by Bob Thompson. A joint meeting with Herts Association of Architects.

The new St Albans Museum and Gallery Project

Date: 15 February 2018

Time: 20.00

Location: Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

A talk by Catherine Newley, Audience Development Manager at the Museum.

Speaker Evening – Sir Terry Farrell

Date: 21 November 2017

Time: 19:30

Location: St Albans School

We are delighted to announced that Sir Terry Farrell will be our speaker at this event to be held in the Library at St Albans School. His topic is Designing Modern Architecture in a Historic City.  

Please note that space is limited and you must reserve a place in advance, see attached for further details.

Autumn coach visit

Date: 7 October 2017

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Trip to Southwell Minster and the National Trust owned Workhouse.

Details and booking form available here

Annual Awards Evening

Date: 5 October 2017

Time: 19:30

Location: The Maltings Arts Theatre

Annual Awards Evening

Annual Awards Evening for members and invited guests

The Maltings Arts Theatre 7.30pm for 8pm start

Refreshments – FREE

Events in 2019

The 2019 programme card will be available in March


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Membership is open to all – to everyone who shares our aim to make our City attractive for residents and visitors.

The membership / financial year runs from 1st April through to 31st March but you may of course join at any time so don’t delay, join today!

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