Academic Year 2023-2024

Michaelmas TermLent TermEaster Term

All dates are Thursdays unless indicated otherwise.

President: Jan MacKinnon (Trinity Hall)

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, 2023

Saturday, 7th October, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. – The Accession Banquet
Guest Speaker: David White O.St.J., Garter King of Arms
“Cambridge Aspects of the Coronation”
Clare College
White tie with decorations, or Black Tie

Thursday, 19th October
Dr. Paul Coxon, The Keeper of Ties
“Their Thankless Task: The 1930s Systemisation of Cambridge Academical Dress”

Thursday, 2nd November
Julian Torres H.-Bonilla, Junior Treasurer, 2019-2021
“The De Mauley Window in York Minster: Understanding the Early Law of Arms in England”

Lent Term, 2024

Thursday, 15th February
Richard van der Beek, Honorary Vice-President
“An Almanac of Gablestones: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Buildings and Their Inhabitants”

Thursday, 22nd February
Dr. Duncan Sutherland
“Heraldry, Pomp and Power: The Use of Parliamentary Symbols in Coats of Arms”

Thursday, 29th February
David Broomfield, Vice-President
“The History and Heraldry of the Herberts of Highclere Castle”

Easter Term, 2024

Tuesday, 28th May, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. – The Mountbatten Commemorative Dinner and Lecture
Edward Hilary Davis, President, 2021-2023
“The House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg”

Monday, 17th June
Garter Day
“Field Trip to Windsor Castle”

Saturday, 22nd June
College of Arms
“Field Trip to the College of Arms”

Events of previous years

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