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Thursday 8th October – 7:30pm.

Archaeological Fieldworking in Oakham & Uppingham – Debbie Frearson & Elaine Jones.

The RLHRS have an active archaeological fieldwalking group.  In conjunction with Elaine Jones, the recent results of the fieldwork will be illustrated, along with a display of finds. The lecture will include the methods used for fieldwork in Rutland.

Admission free, all welcome.


Thursday 10th September – 7:30pm
Are our Museums safe from closure?  – Dr. Ceri Jones.

This summer the popular Snibston Discovery Museum in Leicestershire has closed, following on from the closure of Stamford Museum and the temporary closure of the Silk Mill Museum in Derby – all by county councils trying to save money.

A strong argument for keeping museums open is increasing evidence that they improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities, as well as providing education and tourist interest. Dr. Ceri Jones was one of the authors of Mind, Body, Spirit a project which investigated how local museums improve the health and wellbeing of communities in the East Midlands. Her talk will discuss the project’s key findings and the often unseen benefits that museums provide.

Dr. Jones works at Leicester University’s nationally renowned Research Centre for Museums and Galleries.
Admission Free – All Welcome

Saturday 8th August – 7:30pm – At Oakham Castle

The Tennants Auctioneers Summer Lecture. – In conjuction with The Friends of Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle and the Rutland Local History & Record Society

Tickets £10 – including refreshments – available from Tennants Auctioneers, South Street, 01572 724666, and Rutland County Museum, Camose Street, 01572 758440 (during opening hours).

Thursday 9th July – 7:30pm
George Keeping will talk about using archival evidence to help to record and protect our forgotten highways and footpaths.

All welcome. Admission Free

Thursday 18th June 2015 at 7.30 p.m.

‘Corby and its Steelworks’

A talk by Tony Rothery, this will include a showing of the 1965 film ‘Double Harvest’ produced by Stewarts and Lloyds.

All welcome, admission free.

Corby with the steelworks in background.

Corby with the steelworks looming in the background.

Thursday 14th May – 7:30pm

The meeting will commence with the AGM of the Rutland Local History & Record Society.
This will be followed by ‘The Secrets of the Stones’ an illustrated talk br Dr. Peter Hill

Admission Free – All are welcone – No need to book.

Thursday 9th April

Unfortunately the planned talk by Robert and David Saxton of the Viking Society about the influence of the Vikings in and around Rutland has had to be cancelled due to illness.

The good news is that instead Lawrence Fenelon will be giving a talk on Rutland’s Railways.

Rutland was largely by-passed by the early main lines to the north, but nonetheless gained a number of links to the main network. This talk will discuss how the early railway system developed in the East Midlands and how Rutland became integrated with it.

7:30pm – Admission Free – All Welcome.

Thursday 12th March 7:30pm
Architect John Wright, will talk about the Heritage Lottery Funded £2.5m Project to conserve and improve the Oakham Castle site.

Oakham Castle

The Great Hall of Oakham Castle

The talk will be preceeded by the AGM of The Friends of Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle, which is anticpated will take around 20 minutes.

Everyone is welcome to attend; there is no need to be a member of the Friends, save for participation in the short AGM.

Admission Free.

Thursday 12th February – 7:30pm

John Thomas of the University of Leicester gaves an illustrated talk on recent excavations at Burrough Hill in which he detailed the signioficance of the site, the various excavations undertaken and finds made.

Thursday 8th January 7:00pm
The annual presentation of the George Phillips and Tony Traylen Awards took place in the Great Hall of Oakham Castle.

George Phillips Award

George Phillips Award

The George Phillips Award is presented annually to the owner of a domestic, commercial or industrial development, extended, refurbished or new-build, which is considered to have made the most significant contribution to conserving the character of the built environment in Rutland.

This was followed by a talk about Preston Manor House, a previous winner of the George Phillips Award, by Nick Hill of English Heritage.