The Heraldry Society Biennial Congress

Every 2 years The Heraldry Society organises a Congress at a University campus in or near a city or area with historic and heraldic links.

Delegates enjoy a 2 or 3 day congress, depending upon the venue, where there is a mix of lectures and visits whilst enjoying full board accommodation and socialising. All Congresses have a theme, and lecture subjects reflect this. During the Congress there is an Exhibition of civic arms and also items provided by the members attending from their own heraldic collections.

Our members enjoy getting together for this popular event to 'talk heraldry' for a few days with old friends, new members and email correspondents.

Over the last ten years or so we have been to:

University of Cambridge, Fitzwillliam College
Theme: Knights and Knighthood

York St John University
Theme: Cromwellian and Restoration Heraldry

University of Oxford, St Catherine’s College
Theme: Aspects of Tudor Heraldry

University of Leicester
Theme: Ricardian Heraldry

University of Worcester
Theme: Early Heraldry


University of Winchester

9th to 12th August 2018

Theme: Heraldic Art

The accommodation in single study en suite bedrooms will comprise full board from dinner on Thursday evening to lunch on Sunday afternoon.

Cost; £340.00 per person

Day delegates welcome – please contact the Secretary on for further details.

There will be a visit to Winchester Cathedral on the morning of Saturday 11th August included in the package.


Allen Crawford – The Crawford Clan Armorial for the Crawford Diaspora

Baz Manning – A review of his work in the Palace of Westminster


Further speakers and details of the programme will be added as they are confirmed.