2021 Events Programme

Find out what events we will be holding in 2021.

All Meetings, Half Day and Day Schools are held at The Birmingham & Midland Institute (BMI), 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS unless otherwise stated for a specific event.

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All are welcome at our meetings, although priority may be given to members on some visits. For a confirmation of your booking please send sae, or ask for confirmation by email.

E-mail enquiries to: [email protected]


The public health emergency created by the COVID-19 outbreak has necessitated the postponement of all of our physical events since March 2020. We will update this space as soon as greater clarity can be established. In the meantime, members will be updated by our regular mailings. At the moment we have our delayed AGM planned for the end of April (by Zoom) and our thrice-postoned Day School on Victorian Parks & Gardens in the West Midlands.

Saturday 24th April 2021
10.30 am via Zoom
The AGM takes around 30 minutes and this is followed by a review of the 2020 Conservation Award entrants and announcement of the winner. The session is rounded off by an update on current Casework in our region by members of the casework team.

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Saturday 6th November 2021

A Day School at The Birmingham & Midland Institute.
10.15 am start. Registration from 9.45 am.
This day school will focus on both the establishment of parks and gardens during the Victorian and Edwardian period and on current conservation and restoration issues.

The scene will be set by garden and social historian Advolly Richmond who you may have seen on BBC 2’s Gardener’s World. Henrietta Lockhart as Collections Officer/Curator for Winterbourne House will illustrate the development of the Nettlefolds’ substantial garden. Chris Begg, Trustee of Hill Close Gardens, Warwick will describe both their development and recent restoration. Dr Katy Layton-Jones has recently given evidence to a Parliamentary Select Committee on the current challenges facing Victorian Parks. Phillida Ballard was commissioned to research and write a history of Chamberlain’s Highbury Hall landscape to assist with a restoration grant application. A sixth speaker is still to be confirmed.

£40 per person or £25 for full time students or qualifying benefits (attach evidence for qualifying benefits/student status)

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