Events

​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.   Our events programme is currently suspended but a series of online speaker meetings will commence shortly. We look forward to resuming a full events programme in 2021.

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 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

The Society’s Five-Year Plan

Date: 24 October 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Octagon Room, St Peters Church

Discussion and feedback on the Society’s Plan which sets out priorities and ideas for the next five years

Visit to Stamford & Burghley House

Date: 28 September 2019

Time: 08.00 - 19.30

Book now/reserve a place by email to eilyholmes@live.co.uk or tel: 01727 843389
or write to Brian Holmes, 16 Trevelyan Place, St Albans AL1 2DT.
Cheques for £35 to ‘St Albans Civic Society’

Booking form available here

CCOSS planning application

Date: 23 September 2019

Time: 20.00

Location: The Cross Street Centre, Dagnall Street

Presentation and discussion on this major planning application.  Cllr Robert Donald from the City Council will explain what is proposed and we will discuss if it is indeed the “opportunity site” that the Council claim or a lost opportunity to enhance the city.

Heritage Open days

Start date: 13 September 2019

End date: 22 September 2019

Explore the fascinating heritage on your doorstep during Britain’s largest heritage event! Most attractions are FREE during Heritage Open Days.

The Heritage Open Days brochure gives details of the walks, tours and attractions on offer in and around St Albans during this period.

Awards Evening

Date: 24 July 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Kingsbury Barn, Branch Road St Albans AL3 4SE

This year’s awards presentation has been brought forward into the summer. The atmosphere will be informal, with table seating, drinks and canapés.

We hope it will appeal to even more members. Come along and celebrate!

Nearest parking in St Michael’s car park (Verulamium Museum).

Conservation 50 Walks

Date: 7 July 2019

Time: 14.30

City of St Albans Tour Guides have offered a guided walk specifically to celebrate Conservation 50. This will take in the modern Civic Area, the medieval core of the City Centre Conservation Area and its Georgian, Victorian and recent development. It will also concentrate on the history of conservation itself from its beginnings in the mid 20th century and the people who promoted it to the present day and what we are trying to do now. We are confident that this walk will be highly informative but perhaps also provocative when we consider the future role of conservation.

The first such walk will be on Sunday 7 July starting at 2.30 pm and is limited to the first 20 people to register. If there is greater demand it may be repeated on 14 July. The cost will be £6 per head.

For tickets click here

Conservation 50 conference

Date: 6 July 2019

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Location: Dagnall Street Baptist Church. St Albans

To mark and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of St Albans first Conservation Area, St Albans Civic Society in conjunction with the Abbey Precincts Residents Association and the Aboyne Residents Association have formed Conservation 50 and  organised a series events for the community. These include a conference at Dagnall Street Baptist Church on Saturday July 6th (2.00 – 5.00 pm): chaired by BBC journalist, Julian Worricker, with a range of speakers:

  • Emily Gee, South East Regional Director of Historic England;
  • Ian Harvey, Executive Director of Civic Voice;
  • Cllr Mary Maynard, St Albans City and District Council;
  • Tim Boatswain, Chairman of St Albans Civic Society;

The conference will look at Conservation Areas in general as well as examining their current state and what they mean for residents of St Albans. Please come along, no pre-booking required, admission free.

View the Conservation 50 video here

For more details of all the events organised by Conservation 50 click here.

AGM

Date: 27 June 2019

Time: 20.00

Location: Octagon Room, St Peters Church

The event is free for Society members, but must be pre-booked, please contact Katherine Booth
kemb1@hotmail.com tel: 07711 946829

Spring Visit to Faversham and Whitstable

Date: 11 May 2019

Time: 08.45 - 18.40

Travel via St Pancras taking the Javelin High Speed Train. Faversham is a market town famous for its brewing. It is the home of Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewery. Visit the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre established by the Faversham Society. Whitstable has both a beach and harbour. It is famed for its oysters. The town’s shops have a vintage appeal.

Visit to Faversham & Whitstable booking form

Booking up fast so please return the form asap if you want to attend

Events in 2020

Details of planned events appeared in the Winter 2019 newsletter

All Events are currently suspended. 

The AGM will be held online

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