Other Events Across the County

(programmes of local groups and societies)

Although every effort is made to keep this list up to date, changes sometimes have to be made to published programmes by local history groups and we are not always made aware of them.  In addition, a lot of history societies are postponing their programme of talks at the moment due to the Coronavirus.  We therefore strongly recommend double-checking with individual societies before attending one of these events, to avoid disappointment.  You will be able to find contact details for these societies on our 'OTHER SOCIETIES' webpage, or by an internet search.

Wednesday 2 December 2020

George English: The 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to the New World in 1620.  1 pm.  This virtual talk focuses on the events from the Reformation leading up to the departure of the Mayflower leaving for the New World in 1620 and its impact on the Western Civilization.This meeting will be delivered via Zoom.  The Meeting ID is 823 5258 2011 and the Passcode is 766135. No charge but donations are encouraged towards the speaker’s charity - details on the day.

Tuesday 8 December 2020

University of Leicester Archaeological Services presents: Life and Times at a Midlands Iron Age Hillfort. Excavations at Burrough Hill, Leicestershire 2010-14. Digital talk by John Thomas 7.30 pm.  What would life have been like at a hillfort in the Iron Age? With their commanding earthworks, hillforts are recognisable ancient monuments from the later prehistoric period, however much of our understanding of them is based on examples in the southwest. Recent excavations at Burrough Hill provide fascinating new evidence from a hillfort in the English Midlands which paint a vivid picture of life at this important monument.  This zoom talk is free but participants must register via Eventbrite

Saturday 12 December 2020

Septimius Severus in Scotland, by Dr Simon Elliott.  10 am.  A talk for Rugby Archaeological Society via Zoom.  Septimius Severus was one of the great warrior Emperors. He hacked his way to power in AD 193 and fought off all challengers before embarking on successful wars of conquest in the east and Africa.  Please email Irene Glendinning for a zoom link: csx128@coventry.ac.uk

Tuesday 15 December 2020

12 Documents of Christmas, a Virtual Show and Tell by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire.  1 pm.  Join Archivist Amanda Williams as she displays documents written by authors with Christmas in mind and some familiar Christmas recipes, and hear about some of the traditions of Christmas past.  Visit Heritage and Culture Warwickshire's website for the link to this free online talk.

Tuesday 22 December 2020

A Warwickshire Dinosaur, a Virtual Show and Tell by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire.  1 pm.  Join Jon Radley of Warwickshire Musuem to hear about the life and times of a dinosaur that was discovered in southern Warwickshire over half a century ago. Its remains have been recently reconstructed and paint a remarkable picture of life and death on a Jurassic island, roughly 170 million years ago.Visit Heritage and Culture Warwickshire's website for the link to this free online talk.

Friday 29 January 2021

Warwickshire: Historic Environment Record, Ben Wallace.  A talk given via Zoom for Welford and Weston Local History Society.  7.30 pm, join from 7 pm. Talk available to members; membership costs just £5 per year and further details on joining the society can be found on the Welford and Weston Local History Society Website.  

Friday 26 March 2021

The Great Fire of Warwick 1694, Dr Gillian White.  A talk given via Zoom for Welford and Weston Local History Society.  7.30 pm, join from 7 pm. Talk available to members; membership costs just £5 per year and further details on joining the society can be found on the Welford and Weston Local History Society Website.