Posts Tagged ‘Conventions’

16
Aug

Australasian Convention 2011

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis    in Branch News

The following report on the convention of the Australasian branches of the Richard III Society, which took place 5 – 7 August 2011 in Melbourne, is  by long time Society Member Ann Chandler.  Thank you, Ann, for your entertaining report of what must have been an interesting weekend!

The date finally arrived and we all converged on the Victoria Hotel in Melbourne’s Little Collins Street in the early evening of Friday, August 5. The hotel is a lovely old building with much charm and character, recently renovated and the perfect venue for the convention. Read the rest of this entry »

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12
Jan

Reminder: Ricardian Convention in Melbourne 2011

   Posted by: Julia Redlich    in Branch News

The biennial Australasian Convention of the Australian and New Zealand Branches of the Richard III Society will this year be hosted by the Victorian Branch.  It will take place from Friday, 5 August, to Sunday, 7 August 2011, at the Victoria Hotel, Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

Registration for this important event should be made by 31 January 2011.  If you haven’t already done so, please remember to help the Victorian Branch by getting your form to them on time.  All the information was sent to members and friends last October.   Should you have mislaid the documents, please let Julia know (on info@richardiii-nsw.org.au) so she can send you replacements.  You can also find them on the website of the Victorian Branch.

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30
May

The Richard III Society NSW Branch Conference for 2010

   Posted by: Leslie McCawley    in Meetings

On a lovely clear autumnal Saturday in May the Richard III Society NSW Branch held their biannual conference, set in the spacious, attractive North Sydney Leagues Club in the Sydney suburb of Cammeray. The event was well attended by regular members and people from the community, with some eager attendees having travelled interstate to attend. A wide range of topics presented throughout the day guaranteed something of interest to everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

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16
Feb

Invitation

   Posted by: Julia Redlich    in Meetings

We hope you will join us on Saturday, 15 May, for our one-day conference.  This promises to be a day with good companions, great speakers and a love of books, maps, heraldry and many things medieval.

We are sure you’ll find the speakers and the talks full of interest.  We are not only academic people in deep discussion over obscure points of history!  Naturally you’ll also learn very quickly why we are so enthusiastic about Richard III, his life and times.  Speakers on the theme of Books and Bookmakers include Maggie Patton from the State Library of NSW, Stephen Szabo of Heraldry Australia and historical novelist Felicity Pulman.  And there are more contributions from familiar faces from our branch.

Your registration fee of $30 includes a two course lunch and morning and afternoon tea – and there will be a super raffle and a sales table. Don’t miss out!

Registration forms and additional information are now available from info@richardiii-nsw.org.au.

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25
Oct

Australasian Convention 2009

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis    in Branch News

Branch NewsA report by our Chairperson, Carol Gerrard, on the recent Australasian Convention in Perth is now available.  You can read it here.

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19
Oct

The Robert Hamblin Award 2009

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis    in Branch News

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At the recent Australasian Convention of the Richard III Society in Perth it was announced that the recipient of this year’s Robert Hamblin award is one of us.  Not only from one of the Australasian branches but from our NSW branch.  It is none other than our secretary Julia Redlich! Read the rest of this entry »

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30
Sep

The one-day conference in May 2010

   Posted by: Julia Redlich    in Meetings

white-boar-smlPlease write Saturday, 15 May 2010 in your diary now.  It’s when we hold our one-day conference at the North Sydney Leagues Club in Cammeray from 10am – 4pm.

We’re still in the planning stages, but there is a definite theme of Books and Bookmakers.  Already Margaret Patton from the State Library has agreed to speak on printing in medieval times with a special look at maps (something she currently manages at the Library);  Carol Gerard is longing to tell us about Caxton and his book The Discovery of Britain’;  and Isolde Martyn and Felicity Pulman, whose historical novels are so well known to us, are going to speak on the pleasure and problems of writing them.  The day promises to be as informative and enjoyable as our last ”mini conference” at Bundanoon in April 2008.

The North Sydney Leagues Club is very accessible by public transport and, there is plenty of car parking.   Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you all there – and remember that your friends and family are welcome to join us.  It’s not a Members Only event!

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21
May

A Mini Conference in 2010

   Posted by: Julia Redlich    in Meetings

white-boar-smlAfter getting the impression that most members would like the next day-long conference to take place in Sydney, the committee went to work on dates and venues – and came up with the following:
Place: North Sydney Leagues Club, Abbot Street, Cammeray.
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010, from 10am – 4pm
Many of us know and like the Club, one of its advantages being ease of access: a short bus trip from Wynyard to Cammeray shops, then a very short walk to the club. Or train to North Sydney and a bus to Cammeray shops from there. There’s a large car park for those shunning public transport.
More details will come later, of course, but we hope it will be as enjoyable as our last day-long conference, and we aim to keep the costs down. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch will be included.

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