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2013/14 Programme

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, details will be published in The Heraldry Gazette. Fellowship decorations may be worn at events marked +.


Wednesday, 18th September 2013
The Armorial Bearings Of The British Overseas Territories
Dr Richard C. F. Baker, FHG

A survey of the origins, development and meaning of the arms of these former Crown Colonies in asserting their identities in the Post-Colonial era.

Chairman: Arline Fisher


Thursday, 3rd October 2013 +
Biennial Dinner *
at The Honourable Artillery Company HQ, City Road, London
Guest of Honour: Sir Henry Bedingfeld, Bt, Norroy & Ulster King of Arms

Friday, 4th October 2013
Visit to Middle Temple Hall and Temple Church *

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013
Annual General Meeting
followed by The City of London and its diverse Livery Companies: Their History, Law, Lore and Customs
Paul D Jagger, Esq., PgDMS CITP FBCS

Weaving a colourful heraldic and ceremonial tapestry through the rich and fascinating history of the City and its diverse Livery Companies; institutions that remain relevant and continue to grow, and thrive in the 21st Century.

Chairman: John J. Tunesi of Liongam, MSc, FSA Scot


Wednesday, 20th November 2013
The Livery Collar: its Significance and Use during the 14th, 15th & 16th centuries
Matthew Ward, Esq.

The use of the Collar during the Wars of the Roses, particularly in political and social ciontexts

Chairman: Dr Adrian Ailes, FSA, FHS


Wednesday, 18th December 2013 +
The Mark Elvins Lecture: The Heraldry of Ely Cathedral
Chloë Cockerill, MBE, MA.

From the Tabula Eliensis to Tesco, from powerful prelates to Cromwell's Cousins, this lecture will examine the diverse heraldry in this historic Cathedral.

Chairman: Dr Andrew C G Gray


Wednesday, 15th January 2014 +
The John Brooke-Little Lecture: The Arms of Wellington and the Wellesleys
David V White, MA, Somerset Herald

Their arms and augmentations set in the context of the heraldry of the period, in particular those arms granted to Wellington’s officers in the Peninsular War.

Chairman: Dr Paul A Fox, FRCP


Wednesday, 19th February 2014
An Heraldic Tour of the Royal Borough
Mike Rumble, Esq, CMgr, FCMI

A “behind the scenes” tour illustrating the heraldic heritage of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with examples of notable arms associated with some of its famous residents, past present and fictional.

Chairman: Graham Bartram, Esq

Thursday, 20th February 2014 +
Anniversary Luncheon * at the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London
Guest of Honour: W. David H. Sellar Esq, Lord Lyon King of Arms
12.30pm for 1.00pm.


Wednesday, 19th March 2014
The Constance Egan Lecture +
County and Civic Flags - an update

Graham Bartram, Esq

Chairman: Dr Andrew C.G. Gray


Wednesday, 16th April 2014
Foreign Heraldry
Stephen Slater, Esq

Some personal observations showing how heraldic practices of other nations differ from ours

Chairman: Jenny J Baker, MPhil


Wednesday, 21st May 2014 +
The Scriveners' Company Lecture
The Heraldic Tomb of the 7th and last Earl Cowper

John J. Tunesi of Liongam, MSc, FSA Scot - Master, The Worshipful Company of Scriveners

An examination of the genealogy of Earl Cowper through the heraldry depicted on his tomb at Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire.
Chairman: Robert Harrison, Esq.


Monday, 2nd June 2014
Heraldic tour of two City of London churches: All Hallows by the Tower and St Olave Hart Street. *

Thursday, 19th June 2014 +
Summer Reception at the College of Arms *

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