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2017 - 2018 

Hereford Civic Society

Meeting Programme September 2017 to August 2018


Thursday 21st September 2017

Hereford City Walls.   A picture history by well-known local historian, Derek Foxton.   A fascinating study of this defining, and still visible, heritage of old Hereford.


Thursday 19th October 2017

City in a Parish.   Hereford Town Clerk, Stephen Kerry explains how to survive and thrive in a local government conundrum.  


Thursday 16th November 2017

Libraries in the modern age.   Expert, Les Watson explains how libraries can succeed now, and into the future. Perhaps even in Hereford?


Thursday 14th December 2017

Community Land Trusts in town and country.    Local Community Land Trust Chairman, Andy Johnson describes this exciting new initiative for empowering local communities.


Thursday 18th January 2018

Herefordshire's "City of Culture bid".  David Marshall and Roger Morgan (Chair of the Cultural Partnership board) will discuss the experience and legacy.


Thursday 22nd February 2018 Humphry Repton in Herefordshire:  a bi-centenary celebration. Regarded as the successor to Capability Brown and the last great British landscape designer of the 18C.   Speaker:   David Whitehead


Thursday 15th March 2018

Hereford: City of Enterprise.  Neil Kerr, a leading local businessman gives an update on developments current and future


Thursday 19th April 2018

Brian Hatton: The Harrow and the Plough.  Robin Thorndyke will review the work of Hereford's renowned and talented artist.  Aged 28, he was killed in action Oghratina, Egypt.  A large body of his work is in the custodianship of the County Museum Service.   


Thursday 17th May 2018

Hereford Civic Society Annual Lecture:  Upcycling Cycling. 

Speakers:  Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Transport Jesse Norman; Jessica Read, Principal Transport Engineer; Brian Deegan, Design Engineer; John Bothamley, Former Chairman Hereford Civic Society, property developer, chair of Four Acre Trust and Governor of University of Worcester


Thursday 21st June 2018: 

Proposed University...emerging rapidly towards reality.  Karen Usher returns to update us on their plans


Saturday 14th July 2018 Annual Outing to Newport Gwent.  Three stops:  Social housing scheme at Bassaleg, guided tour of Tredegar House (for 500 years home of the Morgan family, now in the custodianship of the National Trust) and the working Newport Transporter Bridge.   

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