For over 100 years, Birmingham Civic Society has worked to make Birmingham a better place for everyone. We are a membership body made up of a wide range of volunteers who encourage community engagement and promote pride in our city.

The Heritage Committee is responsible for blue plaques awarded in Birmingham and from time to time we undertake other heritage projects.

Blue Plaques celebrate the heritage of our city and honour individuals who have achieved distinction, through for example, making a significant contribution to the city or their local community, or through excelling in their career. Nominations for Blue Plaques are assessed by the Civic Society’s Heritage Committee and this committee also decides where and when plaques can be erected.

Heritage Projects ‐ we actively support and participate in the annual Birmingham Heritage Week and we are currently planning heritage projects linked to Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth
Games in 2022.

The Heritage Committee is looking for new members who have an interest in and knowledge of different aspects of Birmingham history. We are keen to attract people with social media experience who could help us to increase the promotion of Birmingham’s Blue Plaques and the city’s heritage more widely. We’d also welcome people joining us who are interested in researching Birmingham history in support of our activities. As a city of people with diverse heritage and cultures, we particularly seek interest from individuals with knowledge of migration histories and local community histories.

Committee members are expected to attend Heritage Committee meetings and commit some time in between meetings as and when the need arises. We meet on average 5 times per year. If this sounds interesting and something you would like to get involved in, please get in touch via

Deadline 1st August.