Talks and events

Talks

In normal circumstances the Society holds talks once a month from September through to its AGM in the following May

During the pandemic the Society cancelled many of its public meetings and activities.  The talks instead were conducted using Zoom video conferencing.

In September 2022, the Society plans to return to in-person meetings and talks. The 2022 programme of talks is here. 

Events

In 2022 the Society offers the following walks as part of the national Heritage Open Days (HODs) scheme as coordinated by WDC:

1. Jephson Gardens: Its history and trees. The Jephson Gardens are a very special place in Leamington. Come and take a tour of the gardens learning about their history and identifying some of the interesting trees there.

  • When: Wednesday, 14 September, 11.00
  • Meet: At the entrance to Jephson Gardens, opposite the Pump Rooms
  • Booking required: contact@leamingtonsociety.org

2. Leamington town centre. A guided tour of a selection of its more noteworthy buildings and gardens.

  • When: Saturday, 10 September, 14.30; Tuesday, 13 September, 14.30; Saturday, 17 September, 14.30
  • Meet: At the entrance to Jephson Gardens, opposite the Pump Rooms
  • Booking: None required

3. Famous authors and their visits to Leamington. The famous writers associated with Leamington came here because of its fame as a spa, which people visited not only for their health but also for entertainment. For writers like Dickens a spa provided an opportunity to make contact with readers and to make money. Our tour will take in places where writers lived, performed or just relaxed.

  • When: Sunday, 18 September, 14.30
  • Meet: By the blue Spring sculpture outside All Saints Church, at the bottom of Parade
  • Booking required: contact@leamingtonsociety.org

4. Leamington Station. Tour of Leamington’s award-winning station gardens together with the public areas of the restored Grade II listed Art Deco buildings.

  • When: Saturday, 10 September, 11.00; Sunday, 18 September, 11.00
  • Meet: Approximately 10 metres to the right of the station entrance as you face it
  • Booking: None required