The Society always has a lively and varied programme of interesting talks and visits which are selected to appeal to a wide local audience.

Talks are in the Cerne Abbas Village Hall, have easy wheelchair access to all areas and begin at 7:30pm unless notified.

Since the Society is at present unable to hold its regular monthly meetings and talks in the Village Hall because of Covid, we are attempting to arrange online meetings and talks via Zoom in their place. The first talk took place on 28 January and was attended by about 80 members.

Notification of these is made via email direct to you, in good time. 
Please note that any scheduled programming may be subject to re-timing at short notice but we will always let you know by email if you have provided us with your address.

The next online talks are:

The 2021 Season Talks and Visits 


Zoom Logo   28th January

The Romans in Dorset by Chris Copson


Zoom Logo    25th February   

Villains, Victims and Tragedies by Brian Bates


Zoom Logo    25th March

The Roman Town House in Dorchester by Steve Wallis, Senior Archaeologist for Dorset Council

Zoom LogoApril 22

‘Hospital Blues’ by Luke Mouland who looks at the role of the Red Cross in and around Sherborne during the First World War.

May 27

 Julian Richards:  Shaftesbury Abbey 

June 24

Martin Papworth:   title of talk to be confirmed


Possible outing to Glastonbury

September 23

Roger Guttridge:   My Family and other Smugglers

October 28

James Crowden:   A History of Cider

November 25

Liz Merry:   Old St., Pancras Churchyard, Shelley and the Dorset Connection