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Nigel Hursthouse
Cotswold Magical Society

Following our recent AGM, it’s with great pleasure as President, I announce our new committee for the year ahead. As our society goes from strength to strength, with an increased membership, positive balance sheet, amazing forward programme, enhanced website and new books in the library, the committee wishes everyone a magic year ahead.

President - Nigel Hursthouse
Immediate Past President - Peter Kidd
Secretary - Peter Kidd
Treasurer - David Prouse
Programme - Colin Dymond
Webmaster - Simon Richardson
Librarian - Victor Lord
Membership - Nigel Hursthouse
DC Editor - Peter Kidd
Non Portfolio - Rosemarie Bevan
Non Portfolio - Daniel Goodwin

If you are interested in magic, live in or near Gloucestershire, would like to see what a magic society is all about, and have access to both a knowledge base of members or our extensive library, then either contact me at or fill in an online membership form. I look forward to hearing from you.

Nigel Hursthouse
President - Cotswold Magical Society

Next Star Lecture: Jay Sankey Lecture

29 Sep 2020

Jay is based in Toronto and has performed all over the world, including sold-out shows at the exclusive Magic Castle, the prestigious 'Just For Laughs' comedy festival in Montreal and appeared at conventions around the world. Jay has also been a creative consultant for David Copperfield, David Blaine and the 'American Gods' television series. Arguably the most prolific magic creator in the world, he has already thought of it all and then some! 

To quote Jay he says, “My new Zoom lecture features a bunch of visually-driven and FUN tricks, lots of magic and a bit of mentalism, using mostly everyday, household stuff and it is most definitely NOT a 'dealer demo.”

“The focus is on the shocking tricks, sleights and presentations, but also on some theory re: making the magic more person and memorable.” 

Next Events

View our full Programme of Events

Star Lecture nights cost £10 on the door to non-members
Club nights - £5 on the door to non-members
Members - £2 on the door for Star or Club nights
You can attend up to 3 meetings before requiring membership

07 Oct 2020


EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) - The committee wishes to seek members opinions on our 2021 programme. Full details will be confirmed in my next presidents message. 

27 Oct 2020


He’s one of the most popular and entertaining magicians - for magicians! More details to follow near the lecture date

“The standard of lectures at the society has been amazing”

- Editor

“Members helping members”

- Editor