Upcoming Events

Image of urban living

High density or high liveability?: 25th February 2019

A talk by Finlay McNab of Streets Reimagined focusing on the impact of densification.

The story of Old Market: 26th March 2019

Vice & Virtue: Discovering the story of Old Market – a talk by Mike Manson, editor of Better Bristol and well known local author.

Electric charge point

Future Travel Choices: electric cars and transport on demand?: 15th May 2019

Future Travel Choices: electric cars and transport on demand? Perspectives on future travel choices and the implications for Bristol and the West of England.


Routes to Clifton: 22nd May 2019

The untold story of street improvement in Victorian Bristol – a talk by Peter Malpass.

Malago River

Lost Rivers of Bristol: 19 November 2019

An illustrated talk by Melvin Wood, Environment Agency – back by popular demand.

In the planning for 2019

Events planned for 2019.

Recent Events

Annual Social Evening: 25th January 2019

Bristol Civic Society annual social get-together.

Cinematic Bristol Redux: 13 February 2019

In true Hollywood style, following on from the success of the November Cinematic Bristol event, there is to be a sequel.

3 West Mall, Clifton

Women’s Suffrage Blue Plaque Unveiling: 15 December 2018

Blue Plaque unveiling: the Bristol and West of England Society for Women’s Suffrage was set up when Florence Davenport Hill invited a group of like-minded individuals to a meeting at her home at 3 West Mall, Clifton, Bristol.

Unloading bananas at Bristol docks

Cinematic Bristol – 29th November 2018

Four films, capturing the evocative, changing streetscape of our city.

Finzels Reach

Visit to Finzels Reach, 9th October 2018

A walking tour of this new city quarter taking in Castle Bridge, the conversion of the former Brewery buildings and the construction of new buildings on this densely developed site.

Visitors enjoy lunch with BCS members

Visit of the Salisbury Civic Society

Members of Salisbury Civic Society paid a return visit to Bristol following the Bristol Civic Society visit to Salisbury last year.

Events archive: since 2013.

Meetings and events calendar