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 usually take place in the Cerne Abbas Village Hall which has easy wheelchair access to all areas.   They begin at 7:30pm unless notified. 

Talks are £5 per person per event, but why not consider joining for just £10 per year since entry to talks would then be free!

If we are unable to hold a meeting we will attempt to arrange an online talk via Zoom, in their place at the same time.  The first Zoom talk of this type took place on 28 January 2021 and was attended by about 80 members.
Notification of these changes is made in good time, via email direct to you, incorporating a Zoom link if you have provided us with your email address.
Please note that any re-scheduling of a programme may have to happen at short at short notice.
The 2022 Season of Talks and Visits

27th January

AGM via Zoom  (link sent to members)

24th February

 Cerne Abbey: Where was it? A Symposium

Recent research and an opportunity for members to air their views


24th March

The Tunnels under Dorchester with David Taylor


28th April

Medieval Musical Instruments with Frances Eustace


26th May

 Thomas Coram, Dorset Born Philanthropist with Kate Adie


23rd June

The History of Cricket in Cerne  with Den Denness


12th July

A Day Visit to

Forde Abbey


22nd September

  The 1915 Gallipolli Campaign with Chris Copson


27th October

Kenelm Digby with Henry Digby


24th November

The English Civil War in Dorset with Richard Warren