Our meetings take place at The Kingsley School Hall (see How To Find Us page for a map). Please note, we use the side entrance to the school, in Beauchamp Road, not the main entrance in Beauchamp Avenue. There is parking nearby. Please check for parking charges. Guests are welcome; the admission price for non-members of the Association is £5 per meeting.
If you are currently not a member of our Association, but are interested in joining, please visit the Join Us page on this website
Our meetings are held on a Monday evening, usually the first Monday of the month (unless stated otherwise, or that Monday is a bank holiday), starting at 7.30pm.
UPCOMING MEETINGS –
Chair of The Lunar Society – The Lunar Society
The original Lunarmen gathered together for lively dinner conversations, the journey back from their Birmingham meeting place lit by the full moon. Erasmus Darwin, Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Joseph Priestley and Josiah Wedgwood changed the face of Birmingham and the World.
AGM and The Spa Strummers – Dave Jenkins
The AGM will be followed by a performance by Spa Strummer Ukulele Group, a truly amazing troupe of skilled musicians with a repertoire from George Formby to Rock.
Steve and Linda – Witley Court
Two talks in one! Witley Court is the most amazing Norman – Victorian Ruin, with fantastic gardens. Linda will give an insight into the history, and Steve is “Upstairs Downstairs”.
Keith Holmes – Beguiling Bridges
From ancient and beautiful stone arches over the River Frome in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, to magnificent bridges spanning the Thames, there are bridges designed to impress, or just as curiosities. We will also hear about the women designers and builders of our bridges.
Trevor Langley – Do Walls Have Ears?
Trevor is a well known local historian – His talk is about the rich history of Warwick, told through the magic of its buildings.
British Motor Museum Team – Cars and the Crown
From Edward VII to Charles III, Britain’s finest car manufacturers have supplied the Crown with ceremonial and personal transport, many of which ended up in the Museum collections, including our new king’s old Range Rover. Through these cars, and many others, we’ll be talking about the history of the Royal Family on the road. Along the way, you’ll hear all kinds of stories about the Royal Family, with cars at their heart. You might even find a few surprises along the way.
Charlecote – A Talk by the Team
How the De Lucy family got here, and how they survived civil war and married well! There is much more to the story than we think.
Simon Gulliver – The Secret Life of Trees
Simon is a Gardens and Plants consultant to the Trust, but he is talking about trees and how wonderful they are. Find out about the tallest, most massive, oldest and broadest trees in the world. Explore how they evolved in an ever changing world, and how they can reveal the secrets of the past to us and possibly foretell the future.
If you are not a member and wish to attend any of these talks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.