Interested in architectural history?

From the distant to the recent past, in the making, and anywhere in the world?

Join our Society now, for a stimulating programme of talks, visits and social events.

Examples of interesting architecture

The Society was established in the 1970s. It aims to encourage the study and enjoyment of architecture, buildings, their contents and settings by organising a monthly series of lectures through the winter months, and tours and visits to places of interest - near and far - in the summer. The lectures normally take place in Newcastle upon Tyne and the Society enjoys a close association with the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape of Newcastle University. In the current coronavirus crisis, we have switched our lectures to Zoom and recordings are available on YouTube to members.

Membership is open to all, the only qualification being an interest in the subject at whatever level.

Membership is by annual subscription, due for renewal on 1st March each year.

If you wish to join now, please download and and fill in the current Membership Application Form (valid until the end of February 2024). You can then return it by email or post and you can pay your subscription via cheque or BACS payment.

If you have any queries or need the form in an editable format, please contact us by email at


The 2023 AGM in May 2023 resolved unanimously to accept the proposal (backgrounf paper approved by the AGM) to increase members' annual subscriptions from the next due date - 1st March 2024. To join after that date, you will need the updated membership form.

The new rates are therefore as follows:

If you pay by standing order please change it to the new rate (either on-line or by using the form in the attached pdf before the due date of 1st March 2024.
If you pay each year separately by cheque or bank transfer you need take no action now but please note the new rates for your next payment.
If you are unsure which subscription rate applies to you please ask our honorary treasurer (contact details at the foot of the Banker's Order form).


Ian Curry
Text of the address by Chris Downs at the funeral of our member Ian Curry, former consultant architect to Durham Cathedral, who died on 8th October 2012.
Peter Willis
Biographical details on the Scottish Architects website.
Tom Faulkner
Edited by Sue Ward from Hentie Louw's tribute at Tom's funeral