Calendar of Events in 2022

See also the branch programme and the Medieval Calendar

Leicester Cathedral is closed until 29 September 2023 while their contractors build their new Heritage Learning Centre. It is expected that the centre will open in early 2024.
The King Richard III Visitor Centre (opposite the Cathedral) will display the coffin pall created for the reburial of King Richard III, which would normally be on display in the Cathedral, and show video footage of the tomb of King Richard.
A programme of hard hat tours to look at the archaeology and key aspects of the conservation works, and also view the tomb of King Richard will be arranged during 2022. These will be advertised in advance, dependent on the access available at various stages of building works.

The Newport Ship.
Closed now until Spring 2022.
This best preserved example of a fifteenth century ship could have been owned by the Earl of Warwick. Admission is free.

The King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester is open.

You can visit the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2021 online.

Bosworth Virtual Medieval Festival 2020.


Saturday 12 March 2022
Norfolk Branch Study Day: Where They Fought. In association with the Battlefields Trust. Venue: The Blake Studio, The Norwich School, Tombland, Norwich, NR1 4DD. Cost £27 to include tea and coffee.
9.55am to 5pm.

Friday 1 April to Sunday 3 April 2022
Richard III Society conference in Exeter.

Saturday 2 April 2022
Dr. John Ashdown-Hill Memorial Lecture organised by the North Mercia Branch in St Mary's Church Parish Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire at 2pm. Cost £10.
Payment can be accepted by cheque, made out to “The Richard III Society North Mercia Branch", or via bank transfer.
Attended by honoured guests : Annette Carson : Philippa Langley and Dr. David and Wendy Johnson – the remaining members of ‘The Looking for Richard Project’.
2.00p.m. : ‘Introductory Lecture by Annette Carson - “ Six Months in 1483”
This talk examines Richard’s Authority and the legality of his actions, in his twin roles of Lord Protector and High Constable of England as mapped out for him by his brother Edward IV.
Refreshments: Tea /Coffee : Cheese Scones : Tea Cakes : Eccles Cakes: ( All John’s favourite treats)
Inaugural Lecture by Matthew Lewis, Chairman of the Richard III Society - “ The Survival of the Princes in the Tower”
Dr. John Ashdown Hill was the academic who discovered the mtDNA of Richard III, resulting in the discovery of the mortal remains of the King in the Social Services Car Park in Leicester – the site of the Greyfriars Friary. Without him Richard III would never have been found and so we hold this day in memory of a very special man.

Saturday 7 May 2022
Leicestershire Branch Study Day - The Dig - Ten Years On

Saturday 14 May 2022
Mortimer History Society Spring Conference: Mayhem, Murder and Marriage: The Mortimers and the Welsh Princes. The event is being held in Knighton, a town on the border between England and Wales.

Saturday 28 May 2022
Gloucester & Bristol Branch Study Day The Golden Fleece: The Wool and Cloth Trade in the Medieval Cotswolds

Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July 2022
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival.

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August 2022
The 2022 Australasian Conference hosted by the Richard III Society, South Australia Branch, at the Rydges Hotel, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.
A day of discovery about the times of King Richard III of England · Informative talks & presentations · Raffles and sales · Entertainment · Great company

Friday 30 September 2022
Memorial service for Dr Phil Stone organised by the Richard III Society, in St Mary de Castro Church Leicester.

Saturday 12 November 2022
Norfolk Branch Study Day: Return of the King. Venue: The Blake Studio, The Norwich School, Tombland, Norwich, NR1 4DD. Cost £27 to include tea and coffee.
9am to 5pm.


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