The Society was established in the 1970s. It aims to encourage the study and enjoyment of architecture, buildings, their contents and settings by organising lectures and visits. It usually holds its lectures in the Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. and enjoys a close association with the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape of Newcastle University. (Read our constitution, revised October 2018).


Further to the note issued a month ago, in the light of uncertainty over the duration of the current 'lockdown' restrictions, the committee has decided to postpone indefinitely our Annual General Meeting which had been scheduled for 30th May 2020. We will re-arrange when the current 'coronavirus' crisis abates and the associated restrictions are lifted. The customary invitations to attend will be issued at that time.

Planning for the other events we had in mind for this summer is in abeyance. We are assembling ideas for the 2020/21 lecture season commencing in October but nothing is being firmed up for the time being.

We will be keeping this website up to date with developments, and also continue to inform all members of developments via the post and e-mail.

As before, we have not taken these decisions lightly, and are sure that you will understand that we have no choice in the present circumstances.

The treasurer has asked me to remind those who pay by cheque or cash that subscriptions fell due on 1st March. Thank you.

Very best wishes,
Christopher Downs


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