June event highlights


Conference 2023

What a conference!

We’re delighted to say that our Past Present Future Conference celebrating our 150th anniversary was a huge success. We welcomed experts both from Jersey and further afield to give talks and host panel discussions about fascinating topics about the Island’s history, culture, language and environment since 1873.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our attendees and speakers as well as everyone who worked so hard to help organise it.

Adolphus Curry Day – Saturday 10th June

The Société had a jam-packed weekend, with a number of guided tours taking place celebrating the life and work of Jersey architect and engineer Adolphus Curry. Ahead of Curry’s 175th birthday later on this month, we hosted a number of informative talks and tours over the weekend, visiting some of the most iconic buildings he designed.

Thank you to everyone who attended, gave talks and helped to make this day a great success.

Celebration of Jèrriais! – Saturday 10th June

Thank you to everyone involved in a fantastic day celebrating all things Jèrriais as part of the Société Jersiaise 150th anniversary events. Guests were treated to a real showcase of the Island’s local language and the crucial importance of its preservation.

Special thanks go to Professor Mari Jones from the University of Cambridge for speaking at this event and to Ben Spink and the whole team from L’Office Du Jèrriais for their support.

Victorian Day at La Hougue Bie – Saturday 17th June

One is most amused! We had the most fantastic Victorian Day at La Hougue Bie Jersey.

We were graced with the presence of ‘Queen Victoria’ herself who, alongside her loyal subjects was treated to an array of delights including storytelling from The Story Beast and Geraint Jennings, a printing press from Luddite Press, blacksmithing from Rylance Ltd, Artist/Blacksmiths, and other displays from the various Société Sections.

We were also treated to wonderful entertainment from spinning, local dance group ‘Les Chaboleurs’ and music from ‘No Strings Attached’.

Special thanks go to Vincent Obbard with Gilly and Rizzy the horse for bringing ‘Queen Victoria’ in their beautiful carriage and also to The Botanic Gardens at Samarés Manor for providing the Queen’s posy. Thanks also to Beresford Street Kitchen for catering as well as all the performers, volunteers and Section members who contributed to such a memorable day!