Archived Programme
Wednesday 14th February 2024 7:30 pm

“Australian Odyssey”
A presentation by Gwen and Antony Chessell
in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/australian-odyssey-two-remote-adventures-in-the-outback/
Wednesday 10th January 2024 7:30 pm

“Looking Through Berwick’s Windows”
A Presentation by Annie Robertson
in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/looking-through-berwicks-windows/
Friday 8th December 2023 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm

The Christmas Party
Tweedmouth Bowling Club, Riverside Road, Tweedmouth, TD15 2HQ
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/berwick-civic-society-christmas-party-2023/
Friday 10th November 2023 11:00 am

Remembrance Service
Conducted by The Rev’d. Canon Christopher Smith
in the Main Guard
Wednesday 8th November 2023 7:30 pm

“Heritage Buildings in Berwick – adapting to climate change and reducing energy bills”
A talk by Brian Gowthorpe
in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/heritage-buildings-in-berwick-adapting-to-climate-change-and-reducing-energy-bills/
Wednesday, 11th October 2023 7:30 pm

“The Borders: the First 1000 years – Battling and Bridging the Border”
A presentation by James Bruce.
A combined meeting with Berwick History Society
in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/king-malcolm-ll-borderline-great/
Friday 8th to Sunday 17th September 2023

Berwick Heritage Open Days
https://berwickhods.org.uk
Wednesday, 13th September 2023 7:30 pm

“Tin Tabernacles – a Victorian Story”
by Sandra Gann

in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/tin-tabernacles-a-victorian-story-2/
Wednesday, 7th June 2023 7:30 pm
“The Geology of Siccar Point and James Hutton of the Scottish Enlightenment”
Exploration of the rocks of Siccar Point and how James Sutton’s observations changed thinking about the age of the earth”.

A Presentation by Elizabeth Devon
in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/the-geology-of-siccar-point-james-hutton-of-the-scottish-enlightenment-2/
Thursday, 25th May 2023 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Main Guard Summer Exhibition Preview Party
in the Main Guard
Thursday 25th May 2023 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Main Guard Summer Exhibition Preview Party
in the Main Guard

Wednesday, 10th May 2023 at 7:30 pm

“THE TWEED SALMON CENTRE: AN EXCITING PROSPECT FOR BERWICK”
A presentation by Alistair Cochrane
in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/the-tweed-salmon-centre-an-exciting-prospect-for-berwick/
Sunday, 7th May 2023 11 am – 5 pm
Berwick-upon-Tweed: Between the Coronations
1953 – 2023
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/berwick-upon-tweed-between-the-coronations-1953-2023/
Wednesday, 12th April 2023 7:00 pm

The Annual General Meeting
in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/democracy-shipbuilding-in-ancient-greece/
Wednesday, 8th March 2023 7:30 pm

“An update on building our new Hospital”
with Marion Dickson, Executive Director, Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Professionals
Damon Kent, Managing Director, Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management
Liam Robertson, Project Manager, Turner Townsend
Cara Charlton, Head of PR, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/an-update-on-building-our-new-hospital/
Wednesday, 8th February 2023

A Presentation by NCC Director of Regeneration
Tuesday 10th January 2023 7:30 pm

“Why is Putin attacking Ukraine?”
A talk by Emeritus Professor David Saunders structured around 7 possible answers
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/why-is-putin-attacking-ukraine/
Wednesday 7th December 2022 7:00 pm

“Christmas Themed Event” in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/berwick-upon-tweed-civic-society-christmas-party/
Friday 11th November 2022 11:00 am

“Remembrance Service at the Main Guard”
Wednesday 9th November 2022 7:30 pm

“The Abbotsford Trust – An Outreach Talk”
by Hamish Reid, in the Parish Centre
Wednesday 19th October 2022 7:30 pm

The combined meeting with The Berwick-upon-Tweed History Society.

“The Miracles of St Ebba of Coldingham”
A lecture by historian, Robert Bartlett, Bishop Wardlaw,
Professor of Medieval History Emeritus at the University of St Andrews.
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/the-miracles-of-st-aebbe-of-coldingham/
Wednesday 5th October 2022 7:30 pm

“The Museum of the Wood Age”
A talk by Max Adams, the acclaimed biographer and archaeologist – also an expert on woodland and tree histories in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/the-museum-of-the-wood-age/
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th September 2022

Berwick Heritage Open Days
(website 9th – 18th)
https://berwickhods.org.uk/
Wednesday 13th July 2022 7:30 pm

“The Perils of Property Development”
A talk by Brian Gowthorpe, Chairman of the Society’s Planning and Development Committee in the Parish Centre.
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/the-perils-of-property-development/
Wednesday 8th June 2022 7:30 pm

“Simpsons Malt – A Berwick History”
A talk by Richard Simpson, Vice-Chairman Simpsons Malt in the Parish Centre
https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/simpsons-malt-a-berwick-history/
Thursday 26th May 2022 6:30 pm

The Queen’s Jubilee Party at the Main Guard
Main Guard Party; celebrating her Majesty, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and is a preview of this year’s exhibition on “Royal Berwick” https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/the-queens-jubilee-party-at-the-main-guard/
Tuesday 24th May 2022 2:30 pm

Field Trip for Civic Society
Geology & Industrial Archaeology of Cocklawburn led by Elizabeth Devon & Sandra Gann
Meet at the gun emplacement car park (NU 031481) at the end of the Cocklawburn Road. Click for further detail https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/field-trip-geology-industrial-archaeology-of-cocklawburn/
11th May 2022 7:30 pm
Presentation by Hugh Garratt of Smith and Garratt, Specialist Surveyors on ‘Window change/decay and restoring public buildings’. Click for further detail https://berwickcivicsociety.org.uk/window-change-decay-and-restoring-public-buildings/
13th April 2022:
Historic Towns Trust: A PRESENTATION BY JULIAN MUNBY, FORMER HEAD OF BUILDINGS AT OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGY
Late February / Early March:
Dr Adam Manuge has agreed to visit us. Adam was co-author of a book entitled; “Berwick-upon-Tweed – Three places, two nations, one town” and is now Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture and History of Art in Cambridge. He will give a lecture on the Villas of the Lake District. The villas date from the late 18th Century to about 1914 and reflect changes in the appreciation of landscape scenery as well as the Influences of Wordsworth and his circle. Also he is happy to take part in a small discussion group about Berwick, as he sees it at the moment, after his extensive research some years ago.
Wednesday 9th March 2022:
Elizabeth Devon talks on the Geology and Industrial Archaelogy of parts of the North Northumberland coast from Berwick to Holy Isla