Oxford University

Heraldry Society


Programme 2009/10

Lecture meetings will be at the Taylorian Institute (part of the Ashmolean Museum) at 5.15pm unless stated otherwise

Michaelmas Term 2009

Tuesday 17th November at 3.30 p.m.   Meet at porters’ lodge
Tom Tower
  Tour of Christ Church Cathedral

Monday 30th November  

Maurice Keen
Winner of Wolfson Literary Award for History; author of Chivalry


Or a manche gules: arms disputed in The Court of Chivalry 1407-10

Hilary Term 2010

Monday 25th January   Steven Slater Hon FHS
Author of several books, including The Complete Book of Heraldry
  Austrian Heraldry

Monday 1st February   Andrew Gray
Image librarian of the Heraldry Society
  The Randle Holmes of Chester - deputy heralds for a hundred years.

Monday 15th February   Jerome Bertram FSA
Priest of the Oxford Oratory and an author and translator of religious and antiquarian literature, including monumental brasses
  The Arms of the Dead

Trinity Term 2010

Saturday 17th April at 2:30 p.m.   Meet John Whitehead at the gate of Merton College   Tour of the heraldry of Merton and Brasenose Colleges
Joint event with the Chiltern Heraldry Group.

Tuesday 18th May   Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald   The Crisis of Heraldry
This talk will complement Clive's presentation to the Heraldry Society the following night

Tuesday 1st June   John Titterton FSA, of the Cheshire Heraldry Society; joint editor of Hatchments in Britain   Chinese Armorial Porcelain

Saturday 12th June at 1:30 p.m.   Meet Mark Turnham-Elvins at Dorchester Abbey   Visit to Dorchester-on-Thames to study the heraldry in the Abbey Church and in the Catholic Church of St Birinus; tea in Bridge House with Fr John Osman.
Joint event with the Chiltern Heraldry Group.