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.

Our meetings are held in the Eden Centre, Grovewood Road, WR14 1GD. The Eden Centre is close to The Malvern (Spa) Hotel and Premier Inn, off Townsend way. There is a charge of £2 for members and £4 for non-members, which includes refreshments from 7pm before each meeting.

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

Upcoming Meetings

Jul
5
Fri
Talk: The National Memorial Arboretum @ Eden Church
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A representative of the National Memorial Arboretum will relate the history of the development of this magnificent year-round national site of remembrance , recognising the service and sacrifice of the British Armed forces and civilian community. This talk is an appetiser for the planned visit in September.
Sep
13
Fri
Talk: The Worcester Story @ Eden Church
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Paul Harding and Helen Lee of ‘Discover History’ were winners of the Worcestershire Education Award in 2017 for Community Engagement and their talks are highly recommended. Find out more about the fascinating history of Worcester and the making of a cathedral city. This compliments our visit to Worcester Cathedral in March.

Oct
11
Fri
Talk: Remembering Powick Hospital @ Eden Church
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Powick Hospital was opened in 1852 as the Worcestershire City and County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. It finally closed in 1989 and very little now remains. Ken Crump, one of our members, trained and worked there as a Registered PsychiatricNurse from1963 until 1989. He has a wealth of knowledge about the extensive buildings and many people who were treated there. The young Edward Elgar held one of his first musical appointments here as master of the Asylum Band.

Nov
8
Fri
Annual General Meeting
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our Annual General Meeting will be followed by a talk by our eminent president, Dr John Harcup OBE, entitled ‘Jokes and Japes of Edward Elgar’.