Academic Year 2020-2021

Michaelmas TermLent TermEaster Term

All dates are Thursdays unless indicated otherwise.

President: David Pearce (Clare College)

C.U. Heraldic and Genealogical Society was founded in 1950 and C.U. Society of Genealogists in 1954; they were refounded together as “C.U.H.&G.S.” in 1957.

A member of the Federation of Family History Societies

Michaelmas Term, 2020

15th October, 7 p.m. – Freshers’ Squash
Richard van der Beek
“Orders and Decorations of The Netherlands”

Wednesday 28th October, 8.30 p.m.
H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie of Ethiopia
“The House of Solomon, Heraldry and Symbolism in Ethiopia”

12th November, 8.30 p.m.
The Most Hon. The Marquess of Reading
“Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, GCB GCSI GCIE GCVO PC, Viceroy of India: The Career and Heraldry of a British Jew”

26th November, 8.45 p.m. – Eve Logan Lecture
Edward Hilary Davis
“An Introduction to Napoleonic Heraldry”

Lent Term, 2021

21st January, 6.30 p.m.
Balthazar Napoleon IV of Bourbon-Bhopal & Charles Mundy
“The Indian Kings of France: The Fascinating Story of the Bourbons of Bhopal”

4th February, 8.00 p.m.
Henry Darlison
“Musical Symbols in Heraldry”

18th February, 8.00 p.m. – Mountbatten Commemorative Lecture
The Reverend Canon Joseph Morrow, CBE, QC, DL, Lord Lyon King of Arms
“The Court of the Lord Lyon and the International Extent of Scottish Heraldry”

Date to be confirmed, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. – The Annual Dinner
College to be confirmed
White tie with decorations, or Black Tie

4th March, 8.00 p.m.
The Hon. Richard Cubitt
“Bricks and Bravery: a History of the Ashcombes”

Easter Term, 2021

6th May, 8.00 p.m. – The Wright Lecture
Graham Bartram, FFI, FVAST, Chief Vexillologist, The Flag Institute
“Flags and Heraldry: Similarities and Differences”

20th May, 8.00 p.m.
David Pearce
“The Evolution of Corporate Heraldry”

3th June, 8.00 p.m.
Ambrogio Caiani
“To Kidnap A Pope: Napoleon and Pius VII”

17th June, 8.00 p.m.
Andrew Gray
“Ladies of the Garter: The Identity and Heraldry of the Ladies enrobed in the Most Noble Order in the Middle Ages"

Date to be confirmed, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. – The Accession Banquet
College to be confirmed
White tie with decorations, or Black Tie

Date to be confirmed Garden Party and Annual General Meeting
Location to be confirmed


Events of previous years


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