Our popular WHS Talks are held at the Balsam Centre, Balsam Park BA9 9HB (accessed from Memorial Hall Car Park), usually on the last Wednesday evening of the month.

Doors open 6.30pm with the talk starting at 7pm. Our 9 talks throughout the year range widely, covering local and national topics such as the Roman Villa at the Newt, life of a local vet in 20th century, restoration of Earl of Shaftesbury’s house, the Nuremburg Trials.

A brief round-up of previous talks are available if you click the “Previous Talks” button further down this page.

The programme is being constantly developed so do revisit this site, check out our Instagram or Facebook and look out for our eye-catching posters in various locations around the town advising forthcoming subjects.

Entry Charges (per person):
Members and under 18s: free
Non-members: £10.00

From time to time Special Talks are being booked. The venue for these is the Memorial Hall. Last year we heard from John Blashford-Snell, and enjoyed a live performance of Flamenco dancing. Charges for these talks differ from the standard Talks charge. Keep an eye on this site for details.

Special Talks (per person):
Members: free (donation welcomed)
Non-members: See listing for prices

Weston Zoyland airfield

Balsam Centre BA9 9HB

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM EVENTBRITE from 1 February. Doors open from 6.30pm. Robert Turner will be speaking about one of the oldest Airfields in the country, establish in 1922.

The Witches of Selwood

Balsam Centre BA9 9HB

Andrew Pickering's covers the subject of witches and witchcraft in our immediate locality during the 1600s when belief in and persecution of witches was rife.

Somerset Maritime History

Balsam Centre BA9 9HB

A rich seam of history will be mined for us by Dr Adrian Webb, covering a subject with so many aspects, given we are an island nation.