Society Events

Meetings of the Warwick Society, January-April 2020

in the Great Hall of the Lord Leycester Hospital, starting at 7.30pm

Tuesdays 14 and 21 January 2020

The Proposed Development of the King’s High School Site

Paul Phillips, of Wake Green, accompanied by Erica Helmetag (Corstorphine and Wright, Architects), has accepted an invitation to speak to us at two meetings held in the evening on the successive Tuesdays 14 and 21st January. Paul Phillips’ presentation will be the same at both meetings (lthough the questions and discussion which follow may of course differ). People who live in the area around the King’s High School site will be welcome to join members of The Warwick Society at either of them, subject only to space being available.

The meetings will be held on Tuesday 14th and 21st January 2020

in the Great Hall of the Lord Leycester Hospital, starting at 7.30pm: please arrive in good time, and be ready to go away and return the following week if the first meeting is oversubscribed.

To read more please go to the (click here) back page of the newsletter.


Tuesday 11 February 2020

Roman Warwick, by Caroline Rann

Caroline Senior Archaeologist with Warwickshire Archaeology, will talk about our updated understanding of Warwick in the Roman era, and of the discovery of a barn of that time during excavation on the new King’s High School Site to the South of Castle Bridge.

For different reasons this talk has been postponed twice: we hope that it will be ‘third time lucky’, as it will be a very interesting exposition.


Tuesday 10 March 2020

Our Victorian Architectural Heritage, by Keith Cattell

Keith, RIBA Architect, returns with a serious, although sometimes light-hearted look at an age that produced a renaissance of skills and a ‘fancy-dress parade’ of architectural styles.
We are unlikely to ever see its like again: this virile, enterprising and reforming period in our history is reflected in its people, buildings and its art.


Thursday 16 April 2020

in the Dormer Hall Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington:

Joint Meeting with the Leamington Society

Cordelia Leigh of Stoneleigh Abbey, by Sheila Woolf

Cordelia Leigh, youngest daughter of William Henry, Lord Leigh, of Stoneleigh Abbey, lived from 1866 to 1956. She devoted her long life to education, and became a champion of causes and an inspiration to many young people. Perhaps her greatest legacy is the work she did
during the Great War, work revealed through her meticulously-kept scrapbooks and diaries.