Waves

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.  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 22 July 2019

Leamington History Group, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, 7.30 pm: Keith Hancock & Jim Layton on Fire in the Belly: music and musicians in post war Leamington

Monday 22 July 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30 pm: Sheila Woolf on Here Come the Girls!

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Wellesbourne Local History Society, Wellesbourne Village Hall, 7.30 pm: Sue Moore on The History of the Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Alcester & District Local History Society, Sixth Form Centre, St Benedict's RC High School, 8 pm: Dr Roger Pringle on Warwickshire Landscapes: as viewed by Historians, Travellers and Poets

Friday 30 August 2019

Rethinking James Watt (1736 - 1819): Innovation, Culture and Legacy.  University of Birmingham 30 August to 1 September 2019.  

James Watt (1736-1819), the Scottish-born inventor, engineer, businessman and employer died on the 25 August 1819. The 200th anniversary of his death in 2019 provides an opportunity to revisit his personal and public life, relationships, context and legacy. By looking beyond his role in improving steam-engine technologies, this conference seeks to consider the diverse influences that shaped Watt’s experiences in Scotland and Birmingham.  A major new biography of James Watt by David Philip Miller will be launched at the conference and there are keynote talks by Kate Croft, Peter M Jones, Leslie Tomoryand Stuart Hillmansen. Many new and established scholars are also presenting at the event.  Click here for more details.

Monday 9 September 2019

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, 7.45pm: Dr Roger White on Romans in the West Midlands.

Monday 9 September 2019

Aston Cantlow & District Local History Society, Village Hall, 7.30pm: David Howe on Daisy, Countess of Warwick.

Monday 23 September 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Paul Thompson on The Resurrection Man

Monday 28 October 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: William Waddilove on Wroth Silver

Monday 11 November 2019

Aston Cantlow & District Local History Society, Village Hall, 7.30pm: Anne Langley on The Victorian Village School.

Monday 25 November 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Graham Sutherland on The Gunpowder Plot

Monday 16 December 2019

Brandon, Bretford & Wolston History Group, Brandon Club, 7.30pm: Social Evening