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 All open meetings are held in the Free Church, St Ives, at 7.30 pm.

Non-members are always welcome and a donation of £3 is requested to help cover costs.

15th September 2023 The Life and Times of Houghton Poultry Research Station 

Martin Shirley
Director, Institute for Animal Health

20th October 2023

AGM + Gothic Revival Architecture of the 18th & 19th Centuries

Read about Simon's talk HERE

Simon Ward
Local resident, architectural technologist

17th November 2023 Cromwell and Christmas!

Stuart Orme
Curator, Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon
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19th January 2024 The Pye Story

Bob Bates
Trustee, The Pye History Trust.

16th February 2024


15th March 2024

The Water Mills of the River
Great Ouse

Keith Grimwade, past President of the Geographical Association and Bridget Flanagan, author, and trustee of the Great Ouse Valley Trust

19th April 2024

Saxon Bed Burials

Alison Dickens
Cambridge University Archaeological Unit & St Edmondsbury Cathedral archaeologist

17th May 2024 Title yet TBC

Dr Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian, BBC2 presenter of Climbing Great Buildings


NOTE:  Although the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) declined to send a speaker, they have sent a link to the archaeological research that has been done on the A14 road extension. It makes interesting reading.

MOLA Report on the Geoarchaeology and Environmental Archeaology on the A14 Road Extension


The Civic Society has no meeting during the summer months.
The meetings start again in September and will be shown on this website page as soon as they are available.

Please note that the next open meeting is shown in BOLD

Any meetings shown in RED indicates a change to that originally planned

In case of last minute changes check this website for details.