This is a recently added page for information about local history-related events in Warwickshire, elsewhere in the Midlands, or in the country generally.                               

  • BALH Local History Day, York, 2 June 2018. The British Association for Local History will hold its annual meeting in York, with a keynote lecture on the 'English Parish Church' by Professor John Beckett of Nottingham. Follow link for details.

  • George Eliot: WLHS will mark her bicentenary, which falls in 2019. Read here about this great Warwickshire novelist and the campaign for her Coventry home

  • Kenilworth Family History Society: plenty here for the local historian too. See Programme.

  • Newcomen Public Lectures on the History of Science and Technology -- monthly (1st Wednesday) at 7 pm at Thinktank,Birmingham Science Museum. On 7th March Dr Jim Andrew will speak on 'James Watt and the Lunar Society of  Birmingham'. For further details, contact Jim Ranahan, midlands@newcomen.com 

  • Portcullis Day Schools are organised by Dr John Hunt, mainly on mediaeval topics: the 12C Anarchy, 16/3/18; the Welsh March, 20/4/18. A 5-week course on village chuches at Ansley starts on 6/3/18. 

  • Radway Exhibition on Battle of Edgehill: the destination for a Society outing in 2016, this award-winning local exhibition on the first battle of the English Civil War is open most days of the year. Please follow link for further details. 

  • 'Research Conversations' at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: These are held at the Shakespeare Centre in Henley Street (monthly, second Wednesday) are free of charge and open to all.  On 14 March Philip and Julie Spinks will discuss the Warwick District Appeals Tribunal 1916-18. See letter for further details.    

  • 16th Warwick Symposium on Parish Research                                                                    This meeting will be held on 12 May at Warwick University,  on the theme of 'Parishes and Migration'. For further details see flyer.