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

Wednesday 26 April 2017
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 (First of 3 parts: Part 2 is Wed. May 24th, with Part 3 on Wed. June 28th)

Saturday 6 May 2017
Annual Mortimer's Cross Battlefield Walk. This all-day event is impressively narrated by experienced battlefield walk leaders and will include pre-walk coffee, a simple but delicious lunch and post walk tea and cake. These refreshments are a highlight, with excellent reviews. The morning walk (3.5 miles approx.) will take in the two most likely battle sites, plus two post lunch events in Kingsland and an afternoon return walk (2 miles approx). The walk is conducted at a modest pace to accommodate varying levels of fitness. It has been oversubscribed each year so book early. It is a truly fun and sociable day out which runs from 9.30-5.30. Details and booking forms for this walk will be sent to you on request, please contact Martin Hackett at hackett765@btinternet.com

Monday 15 May to Saturday 20 May 2017 Richard III and Gloucester.
Monday 15th Lunchtime recital, 12.30pm St John's Northgate, Gloucester. Sebastian and Vicki Field (former Mayor and Mayoress of Gloucester, singers), Jessica Gordon (lute) 'Ricardian and Tudor Music'

Tuesday 16th 12.30pm - lunchtime talk - venue St John's Northgate if available
2pm - talk and book signing - Wheatstone Hall museum of Gloucester

Wednesday 17th 12.30pm - lunchtime talk - venue St John's Northgate if available
2pm - talk and book signing - Wheatstone Hall museum of Gloucester

Thursday 18th 12.30pm - lunchtime talk - venue St John's Northgate if available. Speaker: Mayor of Gloucester Neil Hampson
2pm - talk and book signing - Wheatstone Hall museum of Gloucester

Friday 19th 12.30pm - lunchtime talk - venue St John's Northgate if available
1.30pm - matinee screening of Richard III (Ian McKellen version) - Sherborne Cinema
(2pm - talk and book signing - Wheatstone Hall museum of Gloucester)
8.30pm screening of Richard III (Ian McKellen version) - Sherborne Cinema

Lunchtime talks are 45 minutes long, with time for questions afterwards. Retiring collection split between church and speakers/nominated charity
2pm talks are same length, with space for questions and book signings afterwards. A small fee/expenses will be payable.

Saturday 20th 'King Richard III - man and myth' - a day of talks at the Wheatstone Hall, Museum of Gloucester. 10am-11am - slot A. 11.30am-12.30pm - slot B
1-2pm LUNCH (sandwiches etc on sale in museum, otherwise plenty of options nearby)
2pm-3pm - slot C. 3.30pm-4.30pm - slot D. 5pm closing remarks
Talks are 45 minutes long, with 15 minutes for questions and followed by book signings. Fees/expenses will be payable to speakers.
7.30pm concert - St John's Northgate Church - 'Music in Honour of Richard III' FREE admission with retiring collection in aid of church and performers

Tuesday 16 May 2017
Free one hour on-line webinar from the National Archives at 6:00 pm (British Standard Time) The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1487

Wednesday 24 May 2017
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 two.

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
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.

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?

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

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

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