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 more 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
Theme: Heraldic Art

Was planned for University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
Its theme: Flying Heraldry – Banners, Standards and Guidons

2022 35th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences at Clare College Cambridge

The return of the popular Heraldry Society Congress after the hiatus during the pandemic…..

2024 Keynes College, University of Kent

Theme: Flying Heraldry: Banners, Standards and Guidons


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