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.

Monday 13 June 2022

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens’ Club at 7:30pm for a prompt 7:45pm start: Carole Preston on The Early Ferrers family, 1010 – 1517.

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Westwood Heath School: History, People & Reminiscence A series of presentations to be held on Tuesdays in June, 2022. Meetings will begin at 7.30pm, with the Zoom meeting room open from 7.15pm.  From Village School to Greek Church Jill Kashi & Ian Harrop explore aspects of the school’s history from 1872 up to its re-purposing as the Greek Orthodox Church in the 1970s.

To register your interest, please contact Jill Kashi westwoodheathhistory@gmail.com

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Inigo Jones and the Architecture of Necessity, Simon Thurley, Provost of Gresham College, 6pm, Museum of London/ Online or Watch later

Inigo Jones is the architect best-known for the Banqueting House on Whitehall, one of the icons of British state architecture. He is less well known for the domestic buildings, the ‘architecture of necessity’ commissioned by the early Stuart monarchs and their consorts, most of which have been demolished and forgotten. New research into Jones's work for the early Stuarts throws new light on architecture and court life especially in the 1630s in the lead up to Civil War. To find out more: Inigo Jones and the Architecture of Necessity (gresham.ac.uk)

Friday 17 June 2022

Bidford and District History Society, Crawford Hall, Bidford on Avon, 7.30 pm. Roy Smart Abdication of Edward VIII

Tuesday 21 June 2022

Westwood Heath School: History, People & Reminiscence A series of presentations to be held on Tuesdays in June, 2022. Meetings will begin at 7.30pm, with the Zoom meeting room open from 7.15pm.  The Neale Family Lisa Reay presents her research into this family of teachers. Andrew Starr will offer his personal view of his great-grandmother, Cicely Neale, formidable educationalist and suffragette.

To register your interest, please contact Jill Kashi westwoodheathhistory@gmail.com

Sunday 26 June 2022

Guided Tour and 3 course meal at Guy's Cliffe House.  Experience something different this summer with a fascinating guided tour across Warwick's hidden gem that is rarely open to the public, noted for its ancient history and intrigue. The tour will last for an hour and a half and covers inside Guy's Cliffe House and around the beautiful grounds. Included is a pre-ordered three course meal, which you can enjoy before or after the tour in the historic dining hall. To find out more visit Guided tour and 3 course meal at Guy's Cliffe House Tickets, Warwick | Eventbrite

Monday 27 June 2022

Leamington History Group, Oddfellows Hall, New Street, Leamington, 7.30 pm. “Fetch the Engine!” – A history of firefighting in Warwickshire, with Mike Bunn

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Westwood Heath School: History, People & Reminiscence A series of presentations to be held on Tuesdays in June, 2022. Meetings will begin at 7.30pm, with the Zoom meeting room open from 7.15pm. Recollections of School Life Sue Podmore shares her memories of school life in the 1950s & 60s

To register your interest, please contact Jill Kashi westwoodheathhistory@gmail.com

Thursday 30 June 2022

Open Lecture by Professor Michael Scott: "The Gritty Reality of the Ancient Olympic Games".  6.15 to 8 pm University of Warwick, CV4 7AL.Faculty of Arts Building, room FAB 0.08

As we get ready for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, in this talk, we will put ourselves in the footsteps of those who attended the ancient Olympics. Just what did it take to get to ancient Olympia? What did you have to bring with you – as athlete and as spectator? Where did you sleep? What did you eat? Where did you wash? What did each of the days of the ancient Olympic games have in store and what were the key messages to take away? Most importantly, would any of us actually have wanted to ever be there ourselves?

The lecture will be followed by a short briefing on opportunities for part-time study in the Department and the chance to talk to current staff and students over drinks.

 Attendance is free but please register at The Gritty Realities of the Ancient Olympic Games (warwick.ac.uk)

Saturday 2 July 2022

CBA West Midlands Summer Field Day 2022, Tysoe, Warwickshire, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.  The Making of Tysoe Project is an ambitious community project and the day is being run in collaboration with the Tysoe Heritage Research Group.‘CBA West Midlands members are invited to join with members of the Tysoe Heritage Research Group to hear more about the project and its work to date. There will be several short talks in the morning to explain what is being done, while the afternoon will include a walk around parts of the village to look at its historic setting, and visits to look at the church, and a demonstration of our work to record the graveyard around the church. There will also be a display of finds from field walking, and other materials, that may be visited throughout the day.’   Booking is essential, book online at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cba-west-midlands-summer-field-day-2022-tysoe-warwickshire-tickets-339898283917 

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm.  topic to be decided

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections.  A Series of lectures organised by Coventry University.   

A series of free, online workshops.

Workshop 2: Objects as Archive 4 pm

Are archives always comprised of documents and papers? Can we read collections of pictures and material objects as ‘archives’ – and, if so, what are the implications of thinking about ‘archives’ in such an open-ended way?

Speaker: Prof Jill Journeaux (Coventry University)

For more information and to book a place please visit Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections (eventsforce.net)

Monday 25 July 2022

Leamington History Group, Oddfellows Hall, New Street, Leamington, 7.30 pm.“Tennis the Leamington Way”, with Norman Hyde

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm. Dr Stanley Ireland on The South Warwickshire Coin Hoard (provisional).

Monday 12 September 2022

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens’ Club at 7:30pm for a prompt 7:45pm start: John Chester on Coventry in the Civil War.

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45pm:  Robert Bearman on Marie Corelli

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm.  Peter Coulls & Allan Jennings on The Warwick & Leamington Tramway.

Friday 16 September 2022

Kineton and District History Society, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Norman Hyde, Tennis the Leamington Way

Thursday 22 September 2022

Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections.  A Series of lectures organised by Coventry University.   

A series of free, online workshops.

Workshop 3: Absence in the Archive 4 pm

Perhaps as significant as what appears in any surviving collection are the myriad items which do not. Whether through the deliberate destruction of censorious relatives or marauding troops or accidental loss to mice, fire, and floods, most collections contain traces of absence: ‘shadow’ items which they once contained, but which are no longer there. How does the knowledge of destruction inform our reading of what survives, and what are the possible research avenues that lie in such absences?

Speaker: Dr Imogen Peck (Coventry University)

For more information and to book a place please visit Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections (eventsforce.net)

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm. Tony Merrygold of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust at Gaydon, on 100 years of Jaguar Daimler

Monday 10 October 2022

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens’ Club at 7:30pm for a prompt 7:45pm start: Sheila Woolf Queen Victoria and the People’s Park

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm.  Laurence Thatcher & Trevor Wraight The Man who Put Roman Alcester on the Map

Friday 21 October 2022

Kineton and District History Society, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Roy Smart, David Beatty: The Last Naval Hero

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm. David Freke of Kineton History Society on Scratching the Surface – medieval graffiti in Warwickshire churches

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.00pm: Graham Sutherland on Curious Clerics

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm. David Freke.  Scratching the Surface: Medieval Graffiti in Warwickshire Churches (provisional)

Friday 18 November 2022

Kineton and District History Society, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30 pm : Rosemary Collier, The History of the Royal Horticultural Research Institute, Wellesbourne

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Lapworth Local History Group, Lapworth Village Hall, 7.45pm: Caroline Rann on Kings High School Site Archaeology Update

Wednesday 23 November 2022

Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections.  A Series of lectures organised by Coventry University.   

A series of free, online workshops.

Workshop 4: Archives into Institutions 4 pm

Whether through sale, loan, or donation, many family collections are eventually transferred into museums, local record offices, and other institutions. Under the care of professional archivists they are preserved, catalogued, and made accessible to an audience beyond the family who compiled them. Which items do families seek to pass on, why, and how might these familial bequests shape national narratives? What is gained – and lost – in the migration from the home to the record office?

Speaker: Dr Ann-Marie Foster (Northumbria University)

For more information and to book a place please visit Approaching the (Family) Archive: Challenges and Reflections (eventsforce.net)

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm. John Purcell on Earlsdon’s Lost Industrial Heritage

Friday 9 December 2022

Kineton and District History Society, Kineton Village Hall, 7.30 pm, Dr Richard Churchley, Christmas Songs Through the Ages

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Alcester and District Local History Society, St Benedict's High School, Alcester, 7.30 pm. Mary Bodfish, From Christmas Past to Christmas Present

Thursday 15 December 2022

Stoneleigh History Society, Stoneleigh Village Hall, 7.30 pm Christmas Social