The Art of Melancholy – Heni Talk

I’m very honoured to be giving a lecture on the Art of Melancholy for the Arts Society (in association with Heni Talks) at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 12th November 2018. My talk will be filmed, alongside two others on various subjects, for the Heni Talks website. A brief synopsis; Go Crystal Tears –…… Continue reading The Art of Melancholy – Heni Talk

Sir Fulke Greville’s Tomb

A short video explaining the significance of Sir Fulke Greville’s Tomb in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick. To find out more about the Fulke Greville Festival, head over to fulkefest.org.uk Update Follow this link to listen to a radio interview given on Mike Took’s show on Welcombe Radio

Sweeter Than Roses – Warwick’s Victorian Gardens

Image: A party in the Rose Garden of Warwick Castle in 1911, sourced from @thepostalmuseum It has been a busy week for garden related news. Blog Firstly, OurWarwickshire have very kindly posted a short blog I had written a few months ago celebrating the resurfacing of a gardening note book written by Anne, 4th Countess…… Continue reading Sweeter Than Roses – Warwick’s Victorian Gardens

Easton Lodge: The Spiritual Home of Daisy, Countess of Warwick

Image: A Marble Memorial to Daisy, Countess of Warwick, in Little Easton Church. OurWarwickshire have kindly posted a blog of mine written after a recent visit to Easton Lodge in Essex. Easton was the ancestral home of the notorious Frances Evelyn Maynard, known more popularly as ‘Daisy’, Countess of Warwick. Despite being over 130 miles…… Continue reading Easton Lodge: The Spiritual Home of Daisy, Countess of Warwick

Fulke Greville Festival

I’m proud to announce the launch of the first ever ‘Fulke Greville Festival’ which will run from 28 – 30 September 2018 in and around Alcester, Warwick and London. Consisting of talks, guided walks and a concert, this festival will celebrate the life and cultural legacy of this fascinating figure from Warwickshire’s past. Sir Fulke…… Continue reading Fulke Greville Festival

Warwick Words History Festival

I am particularly excited to be involved in two events for the Warwick Words History Festival this year. A brief synopsis of both: Anne Greville: A Victorian Countess Sunday 7th October 2018 / 7.30pm / Lord Leycester Hospital You are unlikely to have heard of Anne Greville … you are very likely, however, to have…… Continue reading Warwick Words History Festival

John Betjeman and the Georgian Group

Image: A photograph of the Old Town Hall (1750-2), Devizes, from the Georgian Group Archive. The Georgian Group have recently published an article of mine in their Summer Magazine, which examines the involvement of poet John Betjeman during the group’s early years. Widely regarded as one of the heroes of historic buildings protection and conservation…… Continue reading John Betjeman and the Georgian Group