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Programme of Meetings 2020-21

We have recruited to our programme presenters who are known to Society members and who have previously made exciting presentations. The Zoom presentation medium calls for special skills and these our presenters possess.

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Zoom meetings start at 7.30pm. to avoid disturbance late commers cannot be admitted.






Helen Smith

Stratford upon Avon: the growth from market town to global brand.

Institute of Tourist Guide Helen takes us on a guided walk around the Stratford that Shakespeare may have known. She outlines how it became a world famous, iconic, town


Nic Fulcher

Corsets & codpieces”: a study of Tudor underwear'

During the 16th century the natural body shape of both men and women was altered to accommodate the elaborate fashions of the day.  One's undergarments are an essential element in achieving the desired effect, but what is actually going on under all of that silk, satin and velvet? 

Join costume historian Nic Fulcher for a light-hearted journey exploring the hidden world of Tudor underwear! 

Nic has been Projects Manager for Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for seven years.  Prior to joining the Trust he was the curator of Leeds Castle, Kent.


Wendy Shaddick/Martin Popplewell

Life & Loss in Bidford & District during the Civil War.

Report of a major research programme into the effects of the Civil Wars in our locality, by reference to the Loss Accounts. These were compensation claims made first by Parliament supporters and subsequently by Royalist supporters.


Gillian White

Robert Dudley, Elizabeth I and the Kenilworth Entertainment.

Elizabethan Courtier, Dudley attempts to woo Queen Elizabeth into marriage in 1575, with a three week extravaganza of entertainments and gardens at Kenilworth Castle. A desperate last ditch stand!


Roy Smart

Amy Johnson - Queen of the Air.

From meticulous research Roy Smart tells the story of Amy, the first woman to fly alone from UK to Australia; her flying machines and her disastrous marriage. He then unravels the mystery of her disappearance age 37 during war service.


Stephen Barker

Hardit Singh Malik - The Flying Sikh

From his arrival in the UK alone in 1912 as a fourteen year old, to Balliol College, Oxford and into the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, Hardit Singh Malik lived an extraordinary life, often in the face of great adversity, yet always with with charm and good humour.


Stewart Tolley

On the Georgian period



To be advised 


Steph Mastoris

Maps of Warwickshire



To be advised