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Members enjoy a variety of meetings and excursions.
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Next event: Nuneaton: a visit to King Edward's School and St Nicholas' Parish Church, Nuneaton, to explore their intertwined histories and some of the characters depicted by Geoge Eliot.

Further details: see downloadable list on 'Events' page or contact Neville Usher (see below).

Recent meetings and visits

17 June 2017 King's Norton -- this was a visit to a group of 15-17th-century  buildings clustered around the Parish Church.  St Nicolas' Place was based on a large Tudor merchant's house (that was later  the Saracen's Head). We also visited the Old Grammar School, and heard from Dr Denise Thomas  about its most notable head, the Rev. Thomas Hall, Puritan clergyman, bibliophile and polemical writer.  The BBC Restoration win and HLF award in 2004 had funded much useful research here. 

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 2016-17

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, info@warwickshirehistory.org.uk, 01789 205043

Meetings from October to April 8.00pm,
with coffee from 7.30pm,
Friends Meeting House,
39 High Street, Warwick,
CV34 4AX
Link to Google Map of location

For the Society's programme see Events

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