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 £5 per person per event, but why not consider joining for just £10 per year? Entry to talks would then be free!


Talks usually take place in the Cerne Abbas Village Hall which has easy wheelchair access to all areas.

They begin at 7:30pm unless notified.

The 2023 Season of Talks and Visits


26th January

AGM and Party


23rd February 

On the Parish: Life in Dorset’s Workhouses with Luke Mouland


23rd March

Women’s Suffrage in Dorset: Forgotten Stories with Karen Hunt


27th April

Studland and Poole’s part in D-Day with David Warhurst  


25th May

Chesil Beach: A Peopled Solitude with Judith Stinton  


22rd June

Revising the Dorset Pevsner with Michael Hill



Visit to Portland: to be finalised

28th September

The English Civil War in Dorset with Richard Warren

26th October

The Princess and the Slave: A tale of two women in Iron Age Dorset with Martin Smith


23th November

The Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme with  Ciorstaidh Hayward-Trevarthen