We publish a six-monthly journal and occasional papers.
Members enjoy a variety of meetings and excursions.
Why not join us?
Next Event: 16 September 2017, visit to Wixford and Salford Priors: First we see St. Milburga’s, Wixford, for its De Cruwe brass, famous yew-tree and intriguing graffiti. Later Dr Stephen Roberts will guide a visit to St Matthews, Salford Priors, a beautiful part-Norman church with 1630s additions and unusual mid-C17 Clark family monuments. N.B. A prompt start is needed and access is difficult (please car-share if possible).
Date for your diary: 25 November 2017, pre-Christmas outing to Salford Hall. See flyer for details: 2017 invitation
Latest: a new cumulative Warwickshire Bibliography has been produced. See link on 'Publications' page; please let us know of any errors or omissions.
Further details: see downloadable list on 'Events' page or contact Neville Usher (see below).
Recent meetings and visits
15 July 2017 Nuneaton -- a fascinating tour of St Nicholas' Church and the earby Grammar School. David Paterson told members about their intertwined histories and some of the events and personalities that inspired George Eliot.
17 June 2017 King's Norton -- a visit to a group of early modern buildings clustered around the Parish Church; St Nicolas' Place, formerly a Tudor merchant's house, and the Old Grammar School. We heard a talk from Dr Denise Thomas about its most notable head, the Rev. Thomas Hall, Puritan clergyman, bibliophile and polemical writer.
13 May 2017 Bidford-on-Avon walking tour -- with Prof. Chris Dyer Dr Nat Alcock, and members of the Bidford and District LHS. We heard about mediaeval attempts to develop into a town and explored this fascinating village.
11 April 2017: Julie Chamberlain on women in early modern Coventry -- an active group in local trades and nonconformist religion.
21 March 2017: Dr Andrew Hopper, of Leicester University, on the prominent Puritan, Katherine, Lady Greville of Warwick Castle.
21 February 2017: Professor Mathew Thomson on Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital's recent history and the current Warwick University project on 'the cultural history of the NHS' (peopleshistorynhs.org).
Meetings in 2015-16
12 November 2016: Third 'umbrella' meeting for all Warwickshire groups -- this workshop dealt with the use of the internet for publicity and local research: for report, see link on 'events' page.
19 September 2015: 50th Anniversary Celebrations and Prize Essay -- We met at Stoneleigh Abbey for our anniversary celebrations, when Michael Wood awarded prizes for the best essay on Warwickshire history. Later issues of Warwickshire History have carried several entries, especially those by Dr Angela Nicholls and Dr Maureen Harris, respectively first and second prizewinners.
Details of the prize essays
Report of the 50th Anniversary Celebration
For enquiries and bookings for forthcoming events, contact Neville Usher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01789 205043
Meetings from October to April 8.00pm,
with coffee from 7.30pm,
Friends Meeting House,
39 High Street, Warwick,
Link to Google Map of location
For the Society's programme see Events
The Society publishes a news bulletin twice a year, containing society news and a list of forthcoming local history lectures.
Read the latest Bulletin