Upcoming Events

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The meetings of the New South Wales Branch of the Richard III Society are held at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, CBD, at 14h00 on Saturdays, unless time and venue is otherwise indicated.

Visitors are most welcome!



Events: 2019

NSW Branch Calendar for 2019

9 February – Judy Howard: “The Byzantine Empire from the end of the Fourth Crusade to defeat by the Ottomans in 1453”

13 April – Dorothea Preis: “A visit to Richard’s mum: Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire

8 June – Leslie McCawley: Book Discussion: Read and discuss The Winter King by Thomas Penn, or The Devil in Ermine by Isolde Martyn

10 August – Judith Bonzol: “Cunning Folk: popular medicine and magic in the time of Richard III”

25 August – Annual Bosworth Service, 11am Anglican Church of St James, King Street, Sydney CBD (and lunch nearby afterwards)

12 October – AGM & Scrabble Talks

14 December – “A Little Known Betrothal” by Kevin Herbert; and “A Closer Look at the Roses used as symbols for the Wars of the Roses” by Dianne Herberts


Why not meet up for a friendly visit before the next meeting?

Several members have taken to meeting up for lunch or a coffee before the Branch Meeting at a pleasant, café nearby, just 2 doors down from our meeting place (SMSA) at 276 Pitt Street, called The Walrus Cafe. There are some vegie options on their menu, as well as a delicious all day breakfast, mouthwatering sandwiches, cakes, deserts and great Coffee and Tea, the usual inexpensive and humble café fare. Also they are willing to hold a booking for about 8 people from 12.30 on a Saturday for us.

This is not an official Branch event, just a casual, friendly gathering. We usually order a table where there is plenty of room, starting at about 1:00 pm, but feel free to come by any time after that.



Richard III Society 2021 Conference

Hosts: Richard III Society, South Australia Branch


Rydges Hotel

1 South Tce, Adelaide SA 5000


Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 August 2021


A day of discovery about the times of King Richard III of England · Informative talks & presentations · Raffles and sales · Entertainment · Great company


Register interest and pay deposit by 31 January 2019
Final payment due 30 June 2019

For further information and registration forms, please contact our Publications Manager.