While the pandemic restrictions are in place we are unable to hold our usual in-person meetings at the Council Chamber and St Luke’s Hall, but instead we are running some talks on-line for CLHS members. You are welcome to join us, so do please consider becoming a member - full details can be found on the Membership page.

6 October
Online Lecture
Jim Markland
Oriental Navigators and unlikely residents of Cheltenham: the stories around three Commanders of East Indiamen for whom Cheltenham was the very last port of call
17 November
Online lecture
Professor Philip Dixon
Fifty Years at Crickley Hill
8 December
Online lecture
Paul Barnett
The Cotswolds Navy: What's in a name? Warship Week
19 January
Online lecture
Jill Waller
A little history of Cheltenham Quakers
2 February
Online lecture
Martin Horwood
Cheltenham’s Past Members of Parliament
16 March
Online lecture
John Simpson
Mean streets or La-La-Land? The fate of Cheltenham’s "unsettled" poor 1831-52
6 April
Online lecture
Judith Ellis
George Townsend - benefactor of boys in Cheltenham and Campden
18 May
Online lecture
Anne Strathie
Herbert Ponting: Scott’s Antarctic Photographer and Pioneer Filmmaker

Entry is free to members, but a donation from non-members is appreciated (suggested £2, or students & under-18s £1).

At St Luke’s Hall there is a charge of £2 for both members and non-members to help cover costs.

Meetings at St Luke's start at 10.30am with coffee/tea available from 10.00am.

When the pandemic restrictions are not in place, our evening meetings and lectures are held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 9SA, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm, normally on the third Tuesday of each month from September to May. Doors open half an hour beforehand, at 7.00pm, allowing time for people to socialise and see what the Society has to offer, in the way of in-house publications and donated books for sale, library books (for loan to members only), etc., before the official start of the meeting.

These meetings are open to the general public as well as to members of the Society, although a donation of £2.00 from non-members ( £1 from those under-18 or students) is appreciated. All are welcome.

Occasional daytime (morning) meetings are held in St Luke’s Hall, St Luke’s Place, Cheltenham, GL53 7HP, from 10.00 am to 12.00 midday, normally on the first Tuesday of the respective month.

This year (2019-20) there will be three daytime meetings in October, February and April.

Again, the doors open half an hour beforehand at 10.00am and light refreshments are served, free of charge, from 10.00 – 10.30 am. These meetings, too, are open to the general public as well as to members of the Society. There is a £2 charge for each person attending these daytime meetings, for members and non-members alike, to help cover the cost of holding them.

Please note that off-street parking at the Hall is limited and, necessarily, has to be restricted to those visitors to our meetings who are disabled. Please contact Chris Bentall (01242 517568) in advance if you wish to reserve a parking place.

We hold a Research and Display Evening in January of alternate years, which gives a further opportunity to see what other members have been researching. This is free and open to all.

The Summer Programme includes visits to places of interest within Gloucestershire and beyond, between May and September. Places are limited, and generally have to be booked and paid for in advance