Better Bristol Magazine

Better Bristol is the Bristol Civic Society magazine, funded from members’ subscriptions. The Autumn 2018 issue (PDF 2,296KB) is the latest to be published.

Highlights of the Autumn 2018 Issue

  • Chairman’s Piece. Simon Birch summarises a year’s work.
  • Reaching for the sky. Eugene Byrne on the changing skyline.
  • Tall buildings – an alternative solution. Joel Baillie-Lane discusses.
  • Planning applications. John Payne gives an update.
  • Major developments. John Frenkel describes.
  • Campaign updates. Simon Birch writes about recent successes.
  • Design Awards. Katharine Hegarty describes the winning buildings.
  • Active art in creative Bristol. Nic Billane highlights the importance of the arts.
  • Architecture Centre. Katie Darling looks forward to change.
  • Abolition Shed. Eugene Byrne asks if this is Bristol’s next museum.
  • Spatial Plan. Alan Morris looks at a road map for the future.
  • Air quality. Alan Morris on concerns about the air that we breathe.
  • The women who built Bristol. Mike Manson reads this essential book. Features
    Dorothy Brown.
  • Clifton Rocks Railway book review. Also Bristol Civic Society study tour of Oxford.
  • The Bristol Arena. What’s happening? asks Mike Manson.
  • Student Award. Lewis Hill is a worthy winner.
  • Blue plaques. Gordon Young looks through a glass darkly.
  • Events:
    • Study visit to the Redcliffe area, led by David Martyn, Senior Conservation Architect, Bristol City Council.
    • Visit to Finzels Reach
    • Four films, capturing the evocative, changing streetscape of our city.
    • Study visit to Oxford

Previous Issues

Use these links to view (click) or download (right click) earlier issues of Better Bristol (PDF files)