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THE SOCIETY OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF TALKS and events on interesting topics and current issues affecting Eastbourne, every second Tuesday of the month (except August and December).

Talks are provided free of charge to members, £5.00 to non members.
Talks are at our regular venue: The Sussex Suite, Cavendish Hotel, Grand Parade, Eastbourne.
Car parking and wheelchair access available. Doors open 7.00pm, talks start at 7.30pm.


Tuesday 9 January 2024, 7.30pm
The Significance of the Downland 
-its past, present and future
by Phil Belden


This talk is on 13 February, not 8 February
(as published in the winter Observer magazine) 

Tuesday 13 February 2024, 7.30pm
The History of The Devonshire Park 
on its 150th Anniversary
by Richard Crook


Tuesday 12 March 2024, 7.30pm
Life in Wartime Eastbourne
by Alan Wenham 


Tuesday 9 April 2024, 7.30pm
Peter Dulvey Stonham (1877-1942)
-a supreme Eastbourne architect
by Tim Cookson

Videos of our presentations

We record many of our presentations, and a large selection of enhanced videos of these - and newspieces on local events - can be viewed here