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


Monday 10th July

Visit to Portland with Chris Copson


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