Forthcoming Events

A Journey to Stamford

19th – 21st September 2014

Join us on an exploration of the delights of Burghley House and the historic town of Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Saturday Lecture Day featuring:

  • David Bostwick, an expert on Tudor furniture, specializing in the cultural history of the Mediaeval, Tudor and Stuart periods.
  • The Landi Textile Conservation Company on ‘The Upkeep of the Mediaeval Bed’.
  • Jon Culverhouse, curator of Burghley House on ‘The Travelling Earls’.
  • Dorothy Dunnett talk by Julia Hart
  • Quiz and much more

All held in the Cheke Room at Burghley House with provision for full refreshments for the day and easy parking.

In addition on Friday 19th there is an opportunity to take a Blue Badge guided walk around the ancient Mediaeval Wool town of Stamford and on Sunday 21st a personal guided tour of Burghley House and time to explore the wonderful grounds.

A weekend full of fascinating features.

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Rye Medieval Conference 2014

Saturday 18th October, in association with the Dorothy Dunnett Society

The Hazards of Life and Causes of Death in Late Medieval England

Professor Carole Rawcliffe, University of East Anglia
‘Poky pigges and stynkynge makerels’: Food Standards and Urban Health in Late Medieval England

Dr Simon Roffey
An Archaeology of Disease: Leprosy and Leprosaria in Medieval England

Professor Tom James, University of Winchester
The Black Death: Fact or Fiction?


Professor Tony Waldron, University College London
The Heath (and Death) of Children in Medieval England

Dr Rebecca Oakes, University of Cambridge
Growing pains: adolescent life experiences and expectancy of medieval scholars

Professor Michael Hicks, University of Winchester
The Incidence of Accidents: Broken Bones and Death by Misadventure in the Proofs of Age

The conference will take place at Rye College on Saturday 18th October 2014. The cost will be £35 which will include a light lunch.

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Postal address:

Mrs Jo Kirkham
Chairman of Rye Castle Museum
3 East Street
TN31 7JY

Phone 01797 226728

The application form is on the Rye Castle Museum website.

International Dorothy Dunnett Day 2014

This year’s International Dorothy Dunnett Day will take place around the world on Saturday 8th November, when readers and their friends will get together and raise a glass to Dorothy at 1 pm local time.  Contact Simon Hedges at email hidden; JavaScript is required for more details.

Edinburgh Dunnett Weekend 2015

The Society’s Edinburgh Dorothy Dunnett weekend will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League on Princes Street from Friday 17th-Sunday 19th April 2015, including the AGM on Saturday 18th April

Dunnett Carnival of Venice

Mon 19 Sep – Fri 23 Sep 2016

Organised by Simon Hedges and Olive Millward, following on from the Dunnett Siege of Istanbul and the Dunnett Siege of Malta.  Visit the places in Venice that Niccolò and his associates would have known, in the company of fellow Dunnett readers.

For more info, contact Simon Hedges via our Contact Us page.