The AGM is usually held in May or June at Blagdon Hall, with the kind permission of Lord Ridley.  AGM business usually includes the appointment of the Officers and Committee Members; the Chairmen of the Committees provide an update of activity and progress in the past year, and the annual accounts are presented (after examination by an independent auditor). The AGM is followed by an annual lecture given by a notable speaker, and then a buffet is served. All Members are invited to the AGM.

Previous annual lectures:


Mr William Browne Swinburne

The Decline of ‘Defence’ as a social motivation and its future effect on the Rural Economy.



Lord Beith

Neglected Treasures: Some of our Region’s most threatened buildings – its non-conformist Chapels, Churches and Meeting Houses



Dr Bernard Trafford

An Ancient Grammar School in Northumberland and Newcastle: Place and Tradition. But What of its Future?



Lord Vinson

In Wilderness Lies the Soul of Mankind. Or Why Northumberland is Special: An Economic and Social Tour de Horizon



Lord Shipley

Growth, Conservation and ‘Nimbyism’



Professor Simin Davoudi, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University

Environment, Wellbeing and Fairness in the North East of England



Venerable Geoff Miller, The Archdeacon of Northumberland

It’s not all in Ruins! A short reflection on the contribution of local churches to the cultural heritage of the North East.