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:
We're always looking for volunteers to put on events for us. Please contact our Events Administrator for more information.
Thursday 20 June 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Philip Ward-Jackson will lead a walk exploring the Victorian and Edwardian sculptural pantheon of the Embankment, which included, somewhat begrudgingly, its own creator, Sir Joseph Bazalgette. This pantheon, initiated after the official opening of the Victoria Embankment on 13 July 1870, became a sort of catch-all for popular figures, some now largely forgotten, whose spheres of activity disqualified them from...
Price for single attendee: £15.00Booking available
Saturday 22 June 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Led by Paul Waite. In the morning we will visit the Watts Gallery, Chapel and Limnerslease where we will have lunch. George Frederic Watts moved to Compton in 1891 and, with his artist wife, Mary Fraser-Tytler, planned a museum devoted to his work, which opened in April 1904, just before his death. The architect of the Gallery was Christopher Hatton...
Price for single attendee: £75.00Booking available
Saturday 29 June 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Walthamstow was a middle class town whose course was altered by workmen’s fares on the railway after 1870. This walk, led by Chris Pond, President of the Walthamstow Historical Society, starts at the 1870 railway station, originally called Hoe Street, now Walthamstow (Central). It follows streets of smaller houses, villas and model cottages, to the remarkable largely unchanged 18th to...
Price for single attendee: £15.00Sold out
Friday 05 July 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Led by Paul Waite. Charterhouse School was founded in the seventeenth century and was originally situated near Smithfield in London. In the nineteenth century the Governors agreed to move the School from London. They purchased 68 acres of the Deanery Farm Estate, just outside Godalming. The School arrived there in June 1872. It was designed by Philip Charles Hardwick. We...
Price for single attendee: £60.00Booking available
Thursday 11 July 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Led by Robert Stephenson. The General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green is one of England’s oldest and most beautiful public burial grounds, and certainly its most prestigious. One of the world’s first garden cemeteries, and doyen of London’s Magnificent Seven, Kensal Green received its first funeral in January 1833, and still conducts burials and cremations daily. The cemetery has...
Price for single attendee: £20.00Booking available
Wednesday 24 July 10:20 AM to 5:15 PM
A tour led by Adrian Barlow. Adrian has recently published two books on CE Kempe and he will be our guide for the day. Visits to Cuckfield, Staplefield and Danehill will be included. We start at Cuckfield with coffee and a brief illustrated talk followed by a tour of the church (inside and out: Kempe porch, cross, lychgate etc.) Cuckfield and...
Price for single attendee: £45.00Booking available
Friday 26 July 12:00 PM to Sunday 28 July 5:00 PM
Organised by Kathryn Ferry. Our AGM weekend will be celebrating the Victorian and Edwardian seaside.
The annual general meeting beginning at 2pm on Friday afternoon will be held in the Palm Court Ballroom of the Grand Hotel, Scarborough (Cuthbert Broderick, 1867). Tea and coffee will be served halfway through. Our evening will be spent at The Spa which developed from an...
Price for single attendee: £460.00Booking available