Our next talk will be on ZOOM! Tuesday 13th October 2020, join the meeting from 19.15hrs. This talk by Lily Crowther explores the best of British industrial design in the mid-20th century. It draws on her research into the V&A’s collection of Design Council award-winners, which also formed the basis of her book, ‘Award-winning British … More The Design Council and its award schemes, 1950s-1980s
Sorry for the silence from this end, everyone. It’s 2 months since we last contacted you and our newsletter then was rather more hopeful than events have turned out. I know it will come as no surprise that Warwick Society is abandoning this year’s Gardens evening which was to have taken place next week. This … More Gardens Evening
Warwick Society: our Joint meeting with Leamington Society which was to have taken place on Thursday 16 April… Given the situation with the spreading virus, I am sure it will not be a surprise to you that our planned meeting above will not now take place. We were looking forward to hearing the talk … More Warwick Society: our Joint meeting with Leamington Society which was to have taken place on Thursday 16 April…
Following Government advice on Covid-19, the next meeting of the Warwick Society which would have been held jointly with the Leamington Society on April 16th, is cancelled.
Meetings of the Warwick Society, January-April 2020 in the Great Hall of the Lord Leycester Hospital, starting at 7.30pm 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 … More Our Victorian Architectural Heritage
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 … More Roman Warwick Tuesday 11 February 2020 Lord Leyester at 7.30
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 … More The Proposed Development of the King’s High School Site
Our Christmas supper is now full. But if you would like to come it is worth contacting Hilary, as sometimes people drop out and she is running a wait list.
I am delighted to report that we have arranged the following talk by Adam Busiakiewicz to replace our planned programme for this evening: Tsars, Sultans and Emperors The extraordinary Grand Tour of Lord Brooke, 1801-1803 On 12th July 1801 the twenty-two year old eldest son of the Earl of Warwick embarked on an extraordinary adventure. … More
Tuesday 8th October. The Restoration of public buildings in Warwick Town Centre. County Councillor John Holland gives a personal perspective on the county council estate in the town, Venue: Lord Leycester Hospital, High Street, Warwick; time 7.30 pm. Admission free, all welcome.