Monday 13th February 2023
Presentation on local planning issues.
Cllr Peter Scorer and Matthew Tubb (NSDC)
7.30pm, Southwell Library.

Thursday 27th April 2023
Southwell Timber Framed Buildings.
Talk by Andy Weaver of Southwell Community Archaeology Group.
(Details to follow).

Wednesday 21st June 2023
Country House Stables.
Talk by Janine Buckley, Historic Environment Officer (Buildings) NCC.
(Details to follow)

Saturday 29th July 2023
Recent Archaeology and History of the Chapter House.
Talk by Prof Chris Brooke.
Followed by Social Event (Details to follow).

Thursday 26th October 2023
Annual General Meeting.
(Details to follow).



Saturday 14 May 2022
Archbishop's Palace Garden visit and formal presentation of Civic Society cheque.
10.30am, Palace Garden Pavilion.

Saturday 16 July 2022
Early evening drinks and guided tour of Norwell Overhall Prebend.
9 & 11 Church Street, Southwell.

Thursday 25 August 2022
Brackenhurst gardens visit.
Talk by Julia Davies, Head of Department of Environmental Sciences.

Thursday 27 October 2022
Annual General Meeting.


Tuesday 23 March 2021
2020 Annual General Meeting  (Postponed from 2020)
7.00pm - Online, via Teams

Monday 16th July 2021
Fiftieth anniversary of the inaugural meeting of Southwell
Civic Society.

Sunday 25th July 2021
Garden Party at Park Farm.

Tuesday 14th September 2021
The New Planning Regime
Presentation by NSDC Planning Department
7.30pm - Southwell Library.

Tuesday 26th October 2021
Annual General Meeting
Further details will be sent to members when they are avalable.

Saturday 27th November 2021, 9.00am till 12 noon
Southwell Market Place
Exhibition on potential changes to Southwell Conservation Area boundary.

Tuesday 30th November 2021, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Bramley Library, King Street, Southwell
Exhibition on potential changes to Southwell Conservation Area boundary.


Sunday 19 April 2020
Mary West's History of Westhorpe  MOVED TO 12th/13th SEPTEMBER.

Saturday 6 June 2020
Saracen's Head - Unveiling of new milestone  CANCELLED.

Sunday 9 August 2020
Garden Party at Hill House   CANCELLED.

11 September to 20 September 2020
National Heritage Open Days  

Saturday 12 September 2020
Southwell Theatre Deli - Launch of new booklet  POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 September 2020
Mary West's History of Westhorpe

Thursday 15 October 2020




Saturday 22 June 2019
Garden Party at Hill House

13 September to 22 September 2019
Heritage Open Days
Details to be finalised

Thursday 10 October 2019
Annual General Meeting


Thursday 15th March 2018
“The History of the Bramley Apple”
Speaker: Roger Merryweather
Southwell Library.  7.30 pm 

Wednesday 25th April 2018
Visit to Newark School of Violin Making
10.00 am, Kirkgate, Newark

Saturday 16th June 2018
National Civic Voice Day. Display on Southwell Market

Saturday 28th July 2018
Reception in Bishop's Garden and talk in Chapter House

Monday 3rd September 2018
Visit to the Anaerobic Digester in Caunton

Sunday 16th September 2018
National Heritage Open Days

Thursday 18th October 2018
Annual General Meeting. Southwell Library 7.30 pm



Thursday 9th March 2017
“Echo Location finding Nottinghamshire’s bats”
Speaker: Michael Walker
Old Court House, Burgage.  7.30 pm 

Saturday 18th March 2017
Book launch of the Society's new publication. 'Southwell - A Walking Tour'
11.00 am, Old Court House, Burgage. 

Thursday 6th April 2017
Talk and tour of St Mary’s Guildhall, Lincoln. To be led by Lincoln Civic Trust. 11.30 am 

Thursday 18th May 2017
Visit to Brackenhurst for tour of natural flood management measures followed by talk. 6.30 pm

Saturday 17th June 2017
National Civic Voice Day. Display on Southwell Market

Sunday 13th August 2017
Summer Garden Party

7th - 10th September 2017
National Heritage Open Days. Joint events with other Southwell organisations

Thursday 19th October 2017
Annual General Meeting. Old Court House, Burgage. 7.30 pm


Thursday 18th February 2016
"The political passions of 19th-century Newark". Speaker: Pamela Littlewood. Southwell Library, 7.30 pm.

Thursday 7th April 2016
Visit to Veolia Materials Recovery Facility, Mansfield.

Thursday 12th May 2016
Victorian Walk with Nottingham Civic Society, 11.00 am.

Thursday 2nd June 2016
Coach visit to 78 Derngate, Northampton. (The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House).

Sunday 10th July 2016
Summer Garden Party at Prebend Coach House, Church Street, Southwell.

Thursday 4th August 2016
Visit to University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus, 2.00 pm.

8th - 11th September 2016
National Heritage Open Days. (Joint events with SCAG).

Thursday 13th October 2016
Annual General Meeting. (Members only). Southwell Library, 7.30 pm.



Thursday 22nd January 2015
"How conservation, flood alleviation and sustainability is addressed in the design and development of new homes".
Cllr Roger Blaney and Steff Wright. The Old Court House, 7.30 pm.

Thursday 19th March 2015
"Nightjars, cuckoos and Sherwood". Andy Lowe (Conversation Officer) and Ian Johnston (Chair) of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
Southwell Library, 7.30 pm.

Thursday 21st May 2015
"Archaeology of Roman Southwell", by Matt Beresford. Southwell Library, 7.30 pm

Saturday 11th July 2015
Summer social event - Murder Mystery at Park Farm.

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August 2015
Visits to Welbeck Abbey with lunch at the School of Artisan Food.

Friday 18th September 2015
Recollections from an historic trial with Paul Mann QC.

Thursday 15th October 2015
Annual General Meeting. (Members only). Southwell Library, 7.30 pm



Tuesday 4th March 2014
Visit to Bromley House Library, Angel Row, Nottingham.

Friday 4th April 2014
Afternoon visit to National Grid Training Academy, Eakring.

Friday 6th June 2014
Coach visit to Tissington in Derbyshire to include tour of Hall and Well Dressings.

Friday 27th June 2014
Visit to Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell to include tour of new Diosesan Offices.

Thursday 10th July 2014
Visit to Southwell Flower Pod.

Sunday 3rd August 2014
Garden Party.

Thursday 16th October 2014
Annual General Meeting.



Wednesday 10th April 2013
"Southwell Then & Now" - An illustrated talk by Brendan Haigh in Southwell Library

Thursday 25th April 2013
Visit to Holme Pierrepont Hall with coffee and lunch

May/June (Date to be confirmed)
Visit to Potwell Dyke Grasslands to see the orchids

Saturday 1st June 2013
Social evening to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation

Thursday 27th June 2013
"Historic Designed Landscapes (From the Humble to the Sublime)". A talk by Andrew Wimble in Southwell Library

Saturday 31st August 2013
An Entertainment provided by the Robin Hood Theatre.

Thursday 5th September 2013
Visit to Ellys Manor House, Great Ponton, Near Grantham

Thursday 24th October 2013
Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday 13th November 2013
Evening of Comic Songs with Guy Turner and Jeremy Jepson



Wednesday 21st March 2012
A talk by Colin Walker, Head of Growth (Planning), Newark and Sherwood District Council

Wednesday 16th May 2012
Evening talk and tour of Kelham Hall. Marking the 150th anniversary of the completion of the works designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Wednesday 4th July 2012
Private conducted tour of Staythorpe Power Station.

Wednesday 19th September 2012
Private afternoon tour of Newark Air Museum.

Thursday 11th October 2012
Annual General Meeting



Tuesday 22nd March 2011
A talk by Adrian Henstock. “House Detectives - Tracing the History of Houses”

Thursday 31st March 2011
Visit to Loughborough Bell Foundary

Wednesday 18th May 2011
Visit to School of Animal and Rural Environment Studies, Brackenhurst College, Southwell.

Wednesday 15th June 2011
Visit to Minster School, Southwell

Saturday 16th July 2011
40th Anniversary Garden Party

Thursday 20th October 2011
Annual General Meeting



Wednesday 24th February 2010
A talk by Valerie Henstock - "The Role of Nottinghamshire Women in the Civil War"

Sunday 13th June 2010
Conducted walk around Potwell Dyke Grasslands

Thursday 24th June 2010
Visits to Clyde House and Sherwood House, Westgate, Southwell

Tuesday 6th July 2010
Visit to Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

Thursday 14th October 2010
Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 10th November 2010
A talk by Andrew Parsons - "Farming with Wildlife"



Friday 3rd April 2009
A talk by Roger Dobson - "Southwell's Inns and Ale Houses"

Tuesday 2nd June 2009
Visit to Renishaw Hall and Gardens

Friday 11th September 2009
Visit to Thoresby Park House. Thoresby Estate

Thursday 29th October 2009
Annual General Meeting
A talk by Ursilla Spence - "The Role of the County Archaeologist"



Wednesday 16th January 2008
A talk by Canon Michael Austin - "History of Sport in Southwell and the East Midlands"

Tuesday 11th March 2008
A talk by Derek Whitman - "The History of Aviation in Nottinghamshire"

Tuesday 15th April 2008
Visit to RAF Cranwell and East Kirkby Aviation Centre

Wednesday 14th May 2008
Visit to Howden and Epworth

Tuesday 3rd June 2008
Vist to The Residence, Southwell

Sunday 22nd June 2008
Garden Party

Thursday 16th October 2008
Annual General Meeting



Wednesday 14th February
A talk by Stanley Chapman - "Eminent Families of Southwell"

Tuesday 1st May 2007
Visit to British Geological Society, Keyworth

Tuesday 23rd October
Annual General Meeting. A talk by Canon John Toy - "Women's Sufferage"