Forthcoming Events

The Wild Within: A History of Bristol Zoo

Feb 19 Dr Andy Flack spent three years immersed in the largely unexplored archives of Bristol Zoo, examining our involvement with animals as spectacles and as commodities and our…


Eliza Walker Dunbar

Mar 19 In 2003 CHIS mounted a plaque at 9 Oakfield Road to commemorate this very remarkable doctor who lived there from 1882 until her death in 1925. Our speaker, Mrs Judith…


The Hidden Rivers of Bristol

Apr 9 This talk, by Mr Melvin Wood of the Environment Agency, will definitely not fail to amaze and inform you. If you have ever stood in River Street, puzzled as to why it was so…


Past Events

The Traditional festivals of Britain.

Jan 22 This talk by one of our favourite speakers, Professor Ron Hutton, is set to open our events calendar for 2019 on a high note. Professor Hutton will, in his own inimitable…


Urban Peregrines: a Talk by Ed Drewitt

Nov 20, 2018 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 ,…


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

Oct 23, 2018 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…


Visit to Bletchley Park

Oct 9, 2018 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…


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

Sep 18, 2018 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, 2018 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…