Society Events

Meetings of the Warwick Society, January-April 2020

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

 

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.