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“Malcolm X and the Genealogy of Black Power” by Dr Tom Davies

Birchall Hall, Queens College Trull Road, Taunton

An 2022-23 Historical Association event Young black militants calling for 'Black Power' in mid-1966 were famously referred to as 'the angry children of Malcolm X' - but what was Malcolm […]

Peter Wickens Fry Talk

Somerset Heritage Centre Brunel Way. Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton

Peter Wickens Fry is little known today but, when he died in 1860, he was referenced in almost every newspaper as "the veteran photographer." He was born in Compton Bishop/Axbridge […]


Limestone Plants by David Walker (followed by the AGM)

Wells and Mendip Museum 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset

David is the Hon. Curator at the Museum and has been a keen member of local caving clubs for many years. Unsurprisingly, his interest in the caves found in areas […]

“A Trip to Steep Holm” Webinar by Stephen Parker

SANHS Webinar

Stephen Parker is the chairman of the Kenneth Allsop Memorial Trust who maintain the island  of Steep Holm in memory of Kenneth Allsop (1920-1973), broadcaster and champion of Natural History […]


Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.