Calendar of Events in 2017

See also the branch programme and the Medieval Calendar

The Newport Ship. The Centre is now open every Friday and Saturday from 10.30am to 4.00pm, and also Bank Holiday Mondays. This best preserved example of a fifteenth century ship could have been owned by the Earl of Warwick.

2017

Saturday 3 June 2017
Yorkshire Branch Study Day at Jacob's Well in York, 9.45am - 4.30pm. A buffet lunch will be available.
There will be a programme of four talks namely: Perkin Warbeck by Lesley Lambert: Richard III and the Northern Attitude, by Lynda Telford: Medieval Mercenaries by Angela Moreton: and The Lesser Known Children of the House of York by Pauline Harrison Pogmore.

Saturday 24 June 2017
Memorials in the Marches - Monuments in the Church of St Laurence, Ludlow - a one day conference on Saturday 24 June in the church.

Wednesday 28 June 2017
The Bowes Museum presents a series of talks Richard III and the Wider World. Time: 10.30 – 3.00; Cost: £3.00, inc. light refreshments. Booking is required, tel: 01833 690606 or go online.

Wednesday 28 June 2017
You need to register and book a ticket for this in advance of the night. Free one hour on-line webinar from the National Archives at 6:00 pm (British Standard Time) Reading old documents: Introduction to Medieval and Tudor palaeography - part three.

29 June 2017
The Middleham Standard will fly at Middleham Castle to commemorate the granting to Richard of the Neville strongholds of Middleham, Sheriff Hutton and Penrith in 1471.

Friday 30 June 2017
Middleham celebrates Richard III with a concert at the church by Trouvere, £15 per person, 7pm.

Saturday 1 July 2017
Leicestershire Branch Study Day at Leicester Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ. From 9.30am - 4.30pm. Cost £22. Love, Loyalty and Betrayal?

Saturday 1 July 2017
Middleham celebrates Richard III with talks at the Key Centre, £20 each, 7pm. Also special events at the castle.

1 and 2 July 2017
The Middleham Standard will fly at Middleham Castle to celebrate the Middleham Festival.

Sunday 2 July 2017
Middleham celebrates Richard III with talks at the Key Centre, £20 each, 3pm. Also special events at the castle.

6 July 2017
The Middleham Standard will fly at Middleham Castle to commemorate the coronation of King Richard III and Queen Anne Neville in 1483.

Saturday 8 July and Sunday 9 July 2017
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival weekend and battle re-enactment. The Branch will have a stall in the main marquee on Saturday.

Saturday 15 July to Sunday 30 July 2017
Dig it! at King Richard III Visitor Centre Leicester - This summer younger visitors can discover the techniques used by archaeologists during the Greyfriars dig, which took place in 2012 and uncovered the remains of King Richard III.

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017
The Bosworth Commemoration organised by the Richard III Society.

22 August 2017
The Middleham Standard will fly at half mast at Middleham Castle to commemorate the death of King Richard III at Bosworth in 1485.

Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September 2017
The Battle of Mortimers' Cross will be renacted at Croft Castle on both days. The Mortimer History Society will be there.
Free entry for anyone on Saturday as it is Heritage Open Day. From 10.00am to 17.00pm both days.

Saturday 30 September 2017
Members' Day and AGM in London at the Double Tree Hilton organised by the Richard III Society.

Sunday 1 October 2017
There will be a celebration of Richard III's birthday in Tewkesbury featuring street scenes and window displays.

2 October 2017
The Middleham Standard will fly at Middleham Castle to commemorate the birth of Richard in 1452.

Wednesday 11 October 2017
This year’s Maurice and Shelagh Bond Memorial Lecture will be held at St George’s Chapel Windsor on Wednesday 11th of October.
The Lecture Title is The King's Men and the Chapel: Reginald Bray Oliver King Christopher Urswick and St George's Chapel Windsor.
Time 7.00pm and free admission by named ticket only. The tickets can be obtained from The Chapter Office The Cloisters Windsor Castle Windsor SL4 1NJ. Please enclose an s.a.e envelope and apply by Wednesday 27th of September.

Saturday 4 November 2017
Norfolk Branch Study Day at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich. Cost £26 to include tea and coffee. Harnessed For Life: Knightly Conduct, Chivalry and Warfare.

Saturday 18 November 2017
Eminent Victorians in Worcestershire - day school at the Eden Centre, Grovewood Road, Malvern, WR14 1GD, 9.30am to 4.15pm. Tickets £7.50, lunch available for £6.

Saturday 16 December 2017
Annual carol service at Fotheringhay at 3pm organised by the Richard III Society.

2018

Saturday 12 May 2018
Worcestershire Branch Study Day at Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall - reserve the date in your diary! Details to follow.

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