Our lecture season would normally run from October to April, with lectures being held in the Anna McDowell Garden Room at Gold Hill Museum on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month. The exception is the Teulon Porter Memorial Lecture, which starts the season and is held in the evening at Shaftesbury Town Hall. Noel Teulon Porter was a notable Cambridge archaeologist and instrumental in founding The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society in 1946.
The 2020-21 programme was organised prior to the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Lectures listed below may therefore be subject to alteration or cancellation. Any changes will be advised through this page and our News Blog.
The 2020 Teulon Porter Lecture is cancelled. It will now be delivered on Tuesday 05 October 2021 by Professor Anthony Badger, formerly Paul Mellon Professor of American History, Master of Clare College and Chair of Cambridge Assessment at the University of Cambridge; Professor of American History at the University of Northumbria; and Past President of The Historical Association. (Further details at the foot of this page.)
Lectures are free to members, while visitors may pay £3 at the door (£5 for the Teulon Porter). To reserve a seat, non-members are advised to contact email@example.com
Proposals for lectures to the Society on suitable historical subjects are welcome, and may also be made via firstname.lastname@example.org