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

  • Fulke Greville Festival: launch at Alcester Town Hall from 7 pm on Wednesday 25th July. See poster for further details               

  • George Eliot: WLHS will be marking her bicentenary in 2019. Read here about this great Warwickshire novelist and the campaign for her Coventry home as noted in both the local  and the national press

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

  • 'Loss Accounts': a major new Civil War project led by Dr Maureen Harris. See fuller notice here.

  • Newcomen Public Lectures on the History of Science and Technology -- monthly October to April (1st Wednesday) at 7 pm at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum. Further details from Jim Ranahan, midlands@newcomen.com 

  • Prison History: a new database. See letter

  • 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 Wednesday 11 July Jessie Petheram will be talking about the Shakespeare Trust's art collection; 'Look upon this picture, and on this'. For full details see letter.