Programme 2023

Meetings take place on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in Warmington Village Hall (unless otherwise stated). Members free, guests, £2

(Page updated 15th May 2023)


Some new links have been added to the “LINKS” page 



Thursday, 18th May

We welcome back Jude Barrett from the Ashmolean Museum Jude will talk principally about the new major exhibition,


According to legend, an elaborate labyrinth was built at Knossos on the island of Crete to hold a ferocious Minotaur. Discover the palace of Knossos, and the search for the labyrinth, in this major exhibition in Oxford.

The palace of Knossos, discovered and excavated over 100 years ago, was the centre of a Bronze Age civilisation of people we now call the Minoans, named after the legendary King Minos. 

This will be the first UK exhibition to focus on Knossos. It will include over 100 objects which have never left Crete and Greece before, alongside discoveries from the Ashmolean’s Sir Arthur Evans Archive and an exclusive experience of Knossos Palace from the acclaimed video game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. (



Garden Party. Evening, to be decided.



Proposed: a follow up to the talks by Vanessa Morgan (16th March) and Stephen Wass (20th April) with a visit to Baddesley Clinton.




Thursday, 21st September

History of the R.N.L.I. (Details to follow)



Thursday, 19th October

David Beaumont: Sailor and Soldier

A talk on Admiral Cowan, which goes from him joining the Royal Navy as a boy, through Sudan and Khartoum to Scapa Flow and the escorting of the German fleet into Scapa on their surrender, to Baltic runs during the Russian revolution, his retirement and rejoining to teach boat handling to Commandos, service and capture in Italy and at the end of the war coming back to Kineton to be Master of the Warwickshire hunt, his death and funeral.


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