2019 Events Programme

Find out what events we will he running in 2019.

All Meetings, Half Day and Day Schools will now be held in the John Lee Room at the Birmingham & Midland Institute (BMI), 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS unless otherwise stated for a specific event. (Click to view in Google Maps).

All are welcome at our meetings, although priority may be given to members on some visits. For a confirmation of your booking please send sae, or ask for confirmation by email.

E-mail enquiries to: events@victorian-society-bham.org.uk

Sunday 20th January
ANNUAL LUNCH
Edgbaston Golf Club, Church Road, Edgbaston

12:30 pm for 1.00 pm
£30.00 per person

We return to Edgbaston Golf Club for our Annual Lunch. Our lunch will be in the Dining Hall of Edgbaston Hall (Completed 1717, Grade II). Aftterwards there will me a presentation of members' slides.

BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED


Saturday 9th February
ANNUAL GENEREAL MEETING & ANNOUNCMENT OF THE 2018 CONSERVATION AWARD WINNER

10.30 am to Noon
No admission charge.

Our Annual General Meeting will be followed by a presentation from current Casework from members of the Casework Committee.
Sandwich lunches may be ordered on arrival, at your own cost.
Non members are welcome at the AGM if you are considering joining the Society.

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Saturday 6th April
DAY SCHOOL: EDWARD BURNE-JONES AND HIS WORK
To support Birmingham Cathedral’s Divine Beauty Appeal
£45 including lunch & refreshments.
(£30 for full-time students upon production of a valid card)

A day school to raise awareness of Birmingham Cathedral’s fundraising appeal (Divine Beauty) to restore and celebrate Edward Burne-Jones’s stained glass windows. Made by William Morris & Co, these windows represent the very best of Victorian stained glass, but at 130 years old their condition is now deteriorating.

All profits from this day school will be donated to the Appeal.

Katherine Hinzman (PhD candidate at the University of York) will summarise Burne-Jones’ background, including his early days in Birmingham. Dr Laura MacCulloch (Royal Holloway University) will look at his drawings; while Madeline Emerald Thiele (PhD student at Aberystwyth University) will outline his work and the construction of the Pre-Raphaelite Angel. Dr Jim Cheshire will discuss Burne-Jones’s stained glass, while Dr Rachel Sloan (Courtauld Institute) will consider the continuing legacy and influences of his work.

After the Day School William Walters and Alastair Carew-Cox will lead a guided tour of the cathedral windows. Limited bookings for this additional session on a first received basis.


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Saturday 15th June
UNKNOWN ANCOATS

A Day Visit to Manchester led by Mark Watson (from the Manchester Group)
Further details to follow


Saturday in July
AFTERNOON VISIT TO EDGBASTON ARCHERY & LAWN TENNIS CLUB

Westbourne Road. Edgbaston.
‘The oldest lawn tennis club’ in the world, founded in 1860 after a meeting at the BMI.

Further details to follow.