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 This is a recently added page for information about local history-related events in Warwickshire, elsewhere in the Midlands, or in the country generally.                               

  • BALH Local History Day, York, 2 June 2018. The British Association for Local History will hold its annual meeting in York, with a keynote lecture on the 'English Parish Church' by Professor John Beckett of Nottingham. Follow link for details.

  • Kenilworth Family History Society: plenty here for the local historian too. See Programme.

  • Newcomen Public Lectures on the History of Science and Technology -- monthly (1st Wednesday) at 7 pm at Birmingham Science Museum. On 7th February Dr Susan Mossman will speak on 'Plastics: from Parkesine to Bakelite'. See flyer for full details.

  • Portcullis Day Schools are organised by Dr John Hunt, mainly on mediaeval topics: 'Hungry wolves', 2/2/18; the 12C Anarchy, 16/3/18; the Welsh March, 20/4/18. A 5-week course on village chuches at Ansley starts on 6/3/18. 

  • Radway Exhibition on Battle of Edgehill: the destination for a Society outing in 2016, this award-winning local exhibition on the first battle of the English Civil War is open most days of the year. Please follow link for further details. 

  • 'Research Conversations' at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: These are held at the Shakespeare Centre in Henley Street (monthly, second Wednesday) are free of charge and open to all. On 14 February Roger Howells will talk on the theme 'Insights from a Production Manager', discussing the implications for material in the SBT archive. On 14 March Philip and Julie Spinks will discuss the Warwick District Appeals Tribunal 1916-18. See letter for further details.    

  • 16th Warwick Symposium on Parish Research                                                                      This meeting will be held on 12 May at Warwick University,  on the theme of 'Parishes and Migration'. For further details see flyer.