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. A series of online speaker meetings took place December 2020 to May 2021.
There is an Annual General Meeting 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.
There are no upcoming events.
This talk has been cancelled and a new date will be arranged later in the year
Greening the City is the theme of our talks for 2020
The concluding presentation in our series is by John Milligan (Milligan Knight Architects) and a joint event with Hertfordshire Architectural Association
Greening the City is the theme of our talks for 2020.
In the first of these talks we hear from Cllr Chris White (Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for the Environment)
PLEASE NOTE: this talk starts at 8.30pm
In a reaction to the excessively ornate mainstream style of the Victorian era – described by art historian Nicholas Pevsner as “vulgarity in detail” – the Arts and Crafts movement promoted traditional craftsmanship, using simple forms, often medieval and romantic. This study day comprises three talks exploring the Arts and Crafts movement which emerged in Britain in the last decades of the 19th century. Proponents of the movement were also strong advocates of economic and social reform, bemoaning the rise of the industrial age. These talks aim to explore origins and influences of the movement in relation to other key figures and movements, and include, where possible, links to St Albans.
Discussion and feedback on the Society’s Plan which sets out priorities and ideas for the next five years
Book now/reserve a place by email to email@example.com or tel: 01727 843389
or write to Brian Holmes, 16 Trevelyan Place, St Albans AL1 2DT.
Cheques for £35 to ‘St Albans Civic Society’
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.
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).