Programme 2024

Meetings take place on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in Warmington Village Hall (unless otherwise stated). Members free, guests, £2. Membership is only £10 per year!

(Page updated 15th February 2024)



Thursday, 15th February

John Hunter OBE BA PhD MCIfA FSA FCSFS Emeritus Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham

 ‘A history of odd islands and some strange people: the Small Isles’.

A talk on the landscape history and weird personalities on the Small Isles which was the subject of two of his books. The Small Isles comprise Eigg, Muck, Canna and Rum.



Thursday, 21st March

Jackie West.

Alice and the Adventurer – the life and times of Alice and Robert Dudley

Around 400 years ago the story of Alice and Robert was on everyone’s lips. It was a tale of the rich and famous, politics and religion, bigamy and family love, legal battles and generosity.

Discover their story and let it take you to some amazing places in Warwickshire, from tiny picturesque villages to a ruined castle and a stately home restored to its former elegance.



Thursday, 18th April 

Professor Sarah Richardson. Writing women back into the political history of Warwickshire.



Thursday, 16th May

 The re-scheduled RNLI talk by Peter Warrilow which had to be cancelled due to illness. (tbc)




We hope to have another excellent Garden Party with Sue and Andrew.  Details (date, time, etc) to be confirmed.



Sunday, 21st July (Please note it’s a Sunday)

 The Lighthorne walk with Colin Such. Maybe a visit to the Antelope Inn for lunch! ( Details of time and meeting place tbc)

Colin will incorporate his introduction into the talk as we walk between the buildings.



Proposed walk around Harbury (Details later).



Thursday, 19th September

Stephen Wass. The Civil War in Banbury.

Stephen may accompany this with his Hurdy Gurdy 


Thursday, 17th October

William Bishop. Talk on the history of the Gaydon RAF base.



Thursday, 21st November

David Judd: “The Warmington Judd family and where it has taken me”.








Thursday, 20 Feb 2025

Beat Kümin returns for a talk on: 

‘Tower Ball Deposits in the German Lands’ 

The chronicles and objects some German communities deposit in golden spheres located on top of towers during construction or repairs




As the programme is in development, please check back later.