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Programme of Events

Members’ meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at The Dining Room, Ripon Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, as follows:

2nd April 2020, 7:15 pm 
Dining Hall, the Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon

Living with Beauty
Talk on "Living With Beauty", the report by the Government's Building Better Building Beautiful Commission published February 2020. Reference to other Government publications including the National Design Guide. Implications for masterplanning the redevelopment of Ripon's military estate as the Clotherholme urban village.

7th May 2020, 7:15 pm 
Dining Hall, The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon

Goole and its Civic Society
Talk by Margaret Hicks-Clark on the activities and achievements of Goole Civic Society. Goole has been recognised by the Yorkshire and Humberside Association of Civic Societies for the contribution of its civic society to the life of the town.
Ripon Civic Society is planning a visit to Goole for later this summer. Details soon.

16th June 2020, 1:45 pm 
Allerton Castle

Visit to Allerton Castle
An afternoon visit with refreshments, viewing parts of this building not usually available.
There is a charge of 35 per head for this visit. Booking arrangements will be advised shortly.
This visiting will need to make their own travel arrangements. Car sharing can be organised.

20th June 2020, 10:00 pm 
Ripon Market Place

Civic Day on the Market Pace
Ripon Civic Society will be taking a stall on the Market Place in recognition of Civic Day and the work of civic societies. Information about Ripon's heritage, the work of the Society, opportunities to meet the Committee and membership opportunity will be available.

3rd September 2020, 7:15 pm 
Dining Hall, The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon

Ripon Underground - Fact not Fantasy
Talk by British Geological Survey on the latest understanding of Ripon's ground and current best practice and techniques to build here.

11th September 2020, 1:00 pm 
Various properties

Heritage Open Days in Ripon
Heritage Open Days fall between 11 - 20 September 2020. The Society will be opening the Gazebo (off Blossomgate) on Sunday 13 September. Other openings will be advised as soon as they are announced.

8th October 2020, 7:00 pm 
Ripon Spa Hotel

Ripon Civic Society Design Awards 2020
The Society's biennial awards for good design in the environment are held at the Spa Hotel. Members are invited to attend and meet the candidates and their guests in this high profile event. Awards are presented in several classes of building and landscape design and craftsmanship as well as for significant achievement.

5th November 2020, 7:15 pm 
Dining Hall, The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon

Ripon in Brick followed by the Society's AGM for 2020.
An illustrated talk by Mick Stanley on the variety to be found in Ripon's characteristic brickwork.
This will be followed by the Society's Annual General Meeting. Nominations for officer positions and members of the Committee will be invited in advance from members through the Society's normal channels.

Programme of Events
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