Programme 2023

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

(Page updated 11th September 2023)



Thursday, 21st September

Peter Warrilow will give a talk about the history and the work of the RNLI. 

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.  It was founded in 1824 



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.









Thursday, 18th January 2024

Stephen Wass. The Civil War. TBC



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 2024

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



















Thursday, 19th September

Stephen Wass: History of Morris Dancing.












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.