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.

The 2019 Season Talks and Visits         


Thursday 24th January

         AGM and Party


Thursday 28nd February

     Finding Pitt-Rivers:

     The life of Augustus Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers: Adrian Green


Thursday 28th March

     The Wreck of the Halsewell: Philip Browne


Thursday 25th April

     The Myth and Magic of Water Meadows: Kathy Stearne


Thursday 23rd May

     The Life of Pamela Digby/.Churchill/Harriman: Henry Lord Digby
     *To be held at Minterne House*


Thursday 27th June

     Poverty and Migration in 19th Century Dorset: Jane Ferentzi-Shepherd


July/August tba

     Summer visit to be confirmed.


*Thursday 26th September

     Research Findings from CHS members on topics related to the Pitt Rivers sale of Cerne Abbas in 1919. Please Note: the above talk on Researching the Sale will now form part of the events in the Church on Weds 2nd October at 7:30pm followed by the talk by Kate Adie on “Social Conditions in Cerne Abbas in 1919”, as seen in the “Cerne Abbas for Sale 1919” leaflet.

*At other times during the year there will be activities and events related to the Pitt-Rivers sale centenary, particularly during the week beginning 22nd September.


Thursday 24th October

     The Osmington White Horse: Steve White


Thursday 28th November  
     The Black Death in Dorset: Mark Forrest


December 2019 tba

      Film Show: to be arranged 


Thursday 23rd January 2O2O

     AGM and party