Forthcoming Events

Visit to Bletchley Park

Oct 9 For those who missed the CHIS visit to this interesting house with its amazing war-time history, this is your chance to learn about the enormous contribution the complex work…


Annual General Meeting followed by Gordon Young's wonderful films.

Oct 23 Our AGM will take place at the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral at 8pm on Tuesday, 23rd October, doors open at 7.30pm. The usual refreshments will be available. The short…


Urban Peregrines: a Talk by Ed Drewitt

Nov 20 Urban foxes are well known to us all but how many of us are aware that over the past 25 years peregrines have spread into our towns and cities? Naturalist Ed Drewitt has ,…


Past Events

Bristol's Fallen Idol? The iconography of Edward Colson.

Sep 18 Francis Greenacre will talk to us about Edward Colson, member of the Royal African Company and philanthropist. We will hear about this intriguing man's midnight funeral, his…


Historic Westbury-on-Trym

Aug 8 I suspect that most of us know little of the fascinating history of our neighbouring village of Westbury-on -Trym. This is your chance to learn! The plan is to meet at the…


Golden Anniversary Party

Jun 20 CHIS is 50 this year! Members are invited to come and celebrate in the idyllic setting of the magnificently restored Clifton Observatory. If you have not visited this iconic…


Green Squares and Secret Gardens 2018

Jun 9 This highly popular event, now in its fifth year, will take place on Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th. Visitors will once again have an opportunity to enjoy hidden…


Lorenzo da Ponte, Priest & Libertine

Apr 25 Local author and opera lover, Tim Davidson, will talk to us about the fascinating life and work of poet and priest, Lorenzo da Ponte. Whilst his life was often scandalous,…


The History of Electrical Pain Relief

Mar 21 Most of us have at some time suffered from pain and are grateful to find relief. Dr Alexander MacDonald has spent most of his medical career as a specialist in pain. He…


An Evening in Venice

Feb 13 Leave Bristol and the winter behind and be whisked off to Venice where Gordon Young will take us, with his own films, to some of the places he knows well and enjoys most.…


Early summer outing to rural Herefordshire

May 31, 2017 Taking advantage of the beauty of the early summer countryside, we will be travelling through rural Herefordshire, able, from the height of the coach, to enjoy delightful…