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2015/16 Programme

All lectures will take place at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1 (next to the Royal Academy) at 6.30 pm Wine is available afterwards until 8.30 pm, unless indicated otherwise. 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 +.

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16th September, 2015
The Scriveners’ Company Lecture
The Armorial Sword Rests of the City of London

John J. Tunesi of Liongam, MSc, FSA Scot, Past Master of the Scriveners' Company (2013-14)

An overview of the heraldry found on the sword rests located in the churches of the City.

Chairman: Dr Richard C F Baker

26th September, 2015 (2pm)
The Agincourt Campaign from a Heraldic Perspective
Elizabeth Armstrong, Vice-Chairman of Norfolk Heraldry Society

The Woburn Room, Senate House, University of London.

Covering aspects of the run up to the battle and the battle itself - illustrated by coats of arms etc.

Chairman: Dr Richard C F Baker


21st October 2015
The Colourful Arms of Devon’s Colourful Gentry
Dr David Oates

A tour of the hatchments of Devon to reveal some of the people and questions behind them.

Chairman: Dr Andrew Gray


18th November 2015
The Mark Elvins Memorial Lecture
The Chicheley Porch – an Agincourt Memorial?

Dr Richard C F Baker, FHG, AIH
Examining the heraldry of Canterbury Cathedral’s South (or Chicheley) Porch

Chairman: Dr Paul A Fox


16th December 2015
The John Brooke-Little Lecture
The Law of Discretion in the Lyon Court - the Granting of Supporters in Scotland

Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms
The Lyon Court as part of the Scottish Legal System: the heraldic aspects of the granting of supporters.

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


20th January 2016
The Graphic Herald
Daniel McCabe, MA

Exploring 21st-Century Applications and Perceptions of Heraldic Language through Graphic Design

Chairman: Paul Campbell


17th February 2016
Anniversary Luncheon
The Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London. Guest of Honour: Alan Dickins, Arundel Herald of Arms Extraordinary.
Details in December mailing.

17th February 2016
Annual General Meeting followed by.....The Constance Egan Lecture
Magnificent spectacle, blazon and betrayal at the court of King Richard II
Dr Paul A Fox, FRCP

Richard II had a passion for heraldry, and new insights into his troubled soul can be gleaned by a study thereof.

Chairman: Dr Adrian Ailes


12th March 2016

This Saturday Lecture Meeting will be held at 2.00pm in the Woburn Room, Senate House, University of London
Details in December mailing

16th March, 2016
The Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels - a Tale of Heralds, Diamonds and Unnatural Vice
David Broomfield, BA

Chairman: Clive Alexander


12th April 2016
Visit to Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Flyer in December mailing.

Chairman: Dr Richard C F Baker

20th April 2016
An Encyclopædia Masquerading as a Book on Heraldry
Dr Andrew Gray

Revisiting Randle Holme’s Academie of Armorie

Chairman: Dr Richard C F Baker


18th May 2016
Politics and Propaganda: the heraldry of two medieval literary manuscripts
Dr Marianne Ailes Two extensively illuminated documents with the same Anglo-Norman epic text: the heraldry of one is used to identify the protagonists, and in the other it is used to further political aims

Chairman: Arline Fisher

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