All lectures will take place at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington
House, Piccadilly, London W1 (next to the Royal Academy) at 6.30 p.m.
Wine is available afterwards until 8.30 p.m. Guests are welcome.
Lectures are included in the annual subscription. Admission to events
marked * is by ticket only, available in advance from the Honorary
Secretary. These events are self-financing, and a charge is raised to
cover the costs. Additional details appear in the Heraldry Gazette.
Fellowship decorations may be worn at events marked +.
Click here to download the 2012-2013 Season Card
Wednesday, 19 September 2012+
The Mark Elvins Lecture: The Ecclesiastical Heraldry of Surrey
Rev J Michael Phillips
A Trustee of the Surrey Historic Churches Preservation Trust, Michael
Phillips serves the church designed by Surrey Herald of Arms
Extraordinary, Charles Alban Buckler in 1875. This lecture will examine
the rich and diverse heraldry of the churches of Surrey.
Chairman: Dr Malcolm Golin, MB BS
Wednesday, 24 October 2012+
The John Brooke-Little Lecture: Heraldry and the Crusades
Dr Paul A. Fox, FRCP
The exact role of the Crusades in the story of heraldry has been
debated for centuries. Recent scholarship on the key crusading families
has shed new light on the origins of heraldry, with religious beliefs
playing an important role.
Chairman: Dr Richard C.F. Baker, FHG.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012+
The Bensons – A Victorian Family & their Heraldry
Dr Malcolm Golin, MB BD Hon FHS
The Bensons were a fascinating Victorian literary family, whose number
included an Archbishop of Canterbury, a Papal Chamberlain, notable
Authors and an Egyptologist. This lecture examines the story of their
heraldry, genealogy, and family history.
Chairman: Rev J Michael Phillips
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Annual General Meeting
followed by Judging the Society’s
Photographic Competition - an illustrated guide on what the
Photographic Competition Judges are looking for.
David White, Esq, MA, Somerset Herald & Clive Alexander, Esq, BEd
Wednesday, 16 January 2013+
The Scriveners’ Company Lecture: The Heraldry of the Speakers of the House of Commons - revisited
Robert Harrison, Esq, BA, Hon FHS
This lecture will look at the history of the Speakership from medieval to
modern times, the lives of a selection of some of the Speakers of the
House of Commons and examine the heraldry that they bore.
Chairman: John J. Tunesi of Liongam, MSc, FSA Scot – Upper Warden
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Symbols of National Identity on the Great Seals and Coinage of the United Kingdom since the Middle Ages
Dr Adrian Ailes, DPhil, FSA, FHS
For centuries heraldic symbols have been used to foster a sense of
national identity, common history, and shared consciousness. This
lecture examines how they were used on government seals and coinage
to celebrate the different sentiments, cultures and identities of the
United Kingdom as they were gradually and sometimes painfully forged
into a single nation-state.
Chairman: Dr Clive Cheesman, MA, PhD, FSA, Richmond Herald .
Thursday, 21 February 2013 *+
Anniversary Lunch at the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London.
Guest of Honour: Mark Dennis, Esq., Ormond Pursuivant.
12.30 for 1.00 p.m. Flier to be sent in December’s mailing.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The Münchener Kalendars 1885-1935
Clive Alexander, Esq, BEd
Presenting the unique collection of Munich Calendars, illustrating the heraldic artwork of Otto Hüpp, heraldic artist, font designer, painter, engraver and ceramicist. The collection has been donated to the Society by the family of the late David Christie-Murray. Clive Alexander and Bernard High have prepared a digital edition of the Calendars, which will be available for purchase on disc at the meeting.
Chairman: Dr Andrew Gray
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
From recusancy to respectability: the rise of the House of Silvertop
Charting the rise of a Catholic mining family in North-East England and
its impact on the Catholic churches of County Durham and
Chairman: Jenny Baker, MPhIl
Wednesday, 15 May 2013+
The Constance Egan Lecture: No King of England if not King of France
Dr Andrew C.G. Gray, PhD
Chairman: Dr Paul A. Fox, FRCP
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Visit to The Grange, Ramsgate, Kent – The home of Augustus Pugin
Flier to be sent in December’s mailing.