Watch our online talks below for just £5 each!

With your ticket you'll be emailed a recording to watch at a time which suits you.

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We're always looking for volunteers to put on events for us. Please contact us for more information.

Next events:

A virtual tour of Saltaire, Victorian model town - Author and historian Neil Jackson gives a virtual tour of Saltaire, examining the development of this Victorian model town over 23 years.

Tue, 22 June 2021, 7:00PM- Click here for more information and to book!

North and South, Victorian heritage in our pubs - Historian Geoff Brandwood investigates some of our most interesting heritage pubs, revealing many wonderful gems for you to explore.

Thu, 1 Jul 2021 7:00PM - Click here for more information and to book!

Architectural Dynasties Series:

If you take even the most cursory glance at the index of any Buildings of England volume it would be clear that dynasties enjoyed great prevalence in post-medieval architectural culture. A roll-call of famous British architects would necessarily include them: the Adams, Pugins and Wyatts, for instance, while others, like Sir Christopher Wren and Sir John Soane, had frustrated dynastic ambitions. This four-part series will bring architectural dynasties into focus by examining what can be learnt by thinking about them as groups spanning larger time-spans than individuals. Key questions across the series might include: What was at stake for dynasties and those who supported them? Did architects ‘do’ architecture any differently by virtue of belonging to a dynasty, for instance in inheriting a bias for a particular style? What would the built environment look like had there not been architectural dynasties?

You can buy a ticket to the final talk in the series:

Gables and Fables: the Buckler Dynasty - 6 July 7pm Architectural historian Joshua Mardell introduces the unsung Buckler dynasty of Gothic Revival architects and topographical draughtsmen.

Missed the rest of the talks in the series?

Recording of The Caroe Dynasty: a family and its home over four generations

Recording of The Vaudoyer French architectural dynasty

Recording of Scale, inhabitation and detail: architectural reflections from a fifth generation Scott architect


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Victorian Society events are publicised to members below and in the 'Blue Sheet' with our mailings in February, June and October. Some require booking, others you can just turn up on the day.

For events organised by our regional groups, please see the regional group pages:

Birmingham & West Midlands; Leicester; Liverpool; Manchester; West Yorkshire; South Yorkshire and Wales.