Malvern Civic Society

Monthly Talks

Members listening to talks at the monthly meetings of Malvern Civic Society

The Malvern Civic Society hold monthly meetings with talks from speakers on a wide variety of topics.

Monthly talks are held on the second Friday of each month and begin at 7.30pm.  In the first half of the year, these are being provided via Zoom, at no charge; we will recommence talks at the Eden Centre, Grovewood Road, WR14 1GD (off Townsend Way), close to the Malvern Spa and Premier Inn, when it is safe to do so. At the Centre, refreshments are provided from 7pm and these are included in the charge of £2 for members and £4 for non-members.

Doors open at 7pm and the meeting starts are 7.30pm.

Upcoming Meetings

Talk: Humanitarian Vision (Online) @ Online
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jim Holmes is a world-class photographer, who has worked with charities such as Oxfam, Save The Children and Water Aid, and also with the United Nations, on assignments in over 50 countries.  His talk will introduce us to the fantastic work being done in the developing world to support and assist communities which need help, including projects such as safe motherhood, health and hygiene and access to clean water, and will be illustrated by images from his assignments and from the upbeat, often comical, situations in which he has often found himself. Instructions about how to access this Zoom meeting will be sent to your email address (as used for the e-newsletters). Everyone is invited to join us for this meeting.  If you would like to receive joining details, please use the contact form or e-mail
Talk: Living with an Electric Car (Online / Live – depending on circumstances) @ Online / Eden Centre
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

ElectrAA is a group of half a dozen enthusiasts from the Malvern/Worcester area, who have all been driving electric cars for several years; the group exists to promote the use and enjoyment of electric vehicles.  Their talk covers the reality of six years’ of driving electric vehicles as a primary form of transport and will answer all those questions you have wanted to ask, but didn’t know who to approach, and address your concerns regarding the change from petrol and diesel.

This meeting will be conducted either live at the Eden Centre or via Zoom depending on the restrictions at the time.  Details will be provided nearer the time.

Talk: The Great Fire of Windsor (Online / Live – depending on circumstances) @ Online / Eden Centre
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Fraser Gunn originally served in the RAF, mainly in the Middle East, and then joined the Fire Service, later transferring to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.  His talk will give a brief insight into the castle and pre-planning by the Fire Service and castle management, and then focus on the events of 20th November, 1992, the fateful day of the fire.  It will also consider its aftermath and the reconstruction which followed.

This meeting will be conducted either live at the Eden Centre or via Zoom depending on the restrictions at the time.  Details will be provided nearer the time.

Talk: The Worcestershire Regiment @ Eden Centre
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mark Jackson OBE attended Sandhurst as an officer cadet and was then commissioned into the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, a successor to the Worcestershire Regiment.  His talk explains the history and development of the Worcestershire Regiment and its successors, and the footprint which they have left today on the city of Worcester.  In March 2020, Mark assumed the role of High Sheriff of Worcestershire.

This meeting will be live at the Eden Centre.  At the Centre, refreshments are provided from 7.00pm and these are included in the charge, of £2 for members and £4 for non-members.

Talk: Dr John Wall, Founder of Worcester Porcelain @ Eden Centre
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This talk by Chris Gait, a former Consultant Orthodontist and now a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for the Heart of England, will support the Civic Society’s visit to the Worcester Porcelain Museum in September.  In 1751 Dr John Wall established the ‘Worcester Tonquin Manufactory’, which became Worcester Royal Porcelain.  But this was not the only enterprise of the dynamic Dr Wall, as our talk will reveal!

Annual General Meeting @ Eden Centre
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Further details will be available in October 2021.