Society Events



Tuesday 12 March  at the Lord Leycester Hospital 7.30pm

Christine Hodgetts will talk about the gardens being created by Fulke Greville and his neighbours in the early seventeenth century. Admission free. all Welcome

Tuesday 19th April

Daisy, the ‘Red’ Countess of Warwick Frances Evelyn Maynard, ‘Daisy’, 5th Countess of Warwick was a remarkable yet contradictory figure. Born into one of the most aristocratic wealthy families, she married the son and heir to the Earl of Warwick in 1881 and rose to fame as one of the leading society hostesses in late Victorian Britain. Known for her opulent lifestyle, and being mistress of the Prince of Wales, she eventually became  patron of cahritable causes and founded schools and institutions for disadvantaged children and girls. Daisy’s passion for socialism even earnt her the nickname ‘Red Countess’. Despite her notoriety as a socialist, and for standing a the first ever Labour candidate for Warwick and Leamington in 1923, this lecture will investigate the career and many contradictions of this extraordinary Countess of Warwick

Adam Busiakiiewicz is a doctoral candidate at the University of Warwick. Aaron Manning is the Interpretation Manager at the Historic Royal Palaces.