Thoroton Society Events: update (Summer 2021)

Following the extension of restrictions into the first few months of 2021, the Society moved to alternative delivery methods for the Winter programme of presentations. Thanks to the help and assistance offered by Council Member James Wright, we are now using the Zoom platform for events until at least the end of April. After the success of the debut presentation by our recently-retired Chair, Professor John Beckett, we have further refined the provisional programme shown in the last Newsletter as can be seen below. We are now working on the assumption that organised outdoor and well-spaced events will begin to be allowed during the early Summer. Although there is still the possibility of some events being changed at short notice, we are hopeful that a constructive programme can still be delivered. All events will be publicised using the Thoroton e-bulletin and the Thoroton website and, where they are required, electronic links to our adopted booking system, Eventbrite, will be included.

Continuing Programme for 2021 - subject to change at short notice

Lectures face-to-face (still provisional, pending easing of restrictions)

Saturday, 9 October: Nigel Lowey, George Gilbert Scott

Saturday, 13 November: Dr Richard Bullock, Elizabethan & Stuart revenue collection (Postponed from 2020)

Saturday, 11 December: Pete Smith, Country Houses & the Motor Car


The Society is hopeful that visit events will be able to resume in 2021. With the present ban on coach travel we are now proposing a series of local visits, which members will be able to travel to by car or public transport. Provisionally arranged so far are:

Tuesday, 24 August: Creswell Crags: talk & tour [download flyer]

Wednesday, 8 September: Nottingham Castle [download flyer]

Wednesday, 22 September: Newstead Abbey & its Gardens, led by Philip Jones and Pete Smith.

Whilst there is the possibility of some restrictions still being in place, visits may be restricted in numbers and in internal access, hence the inclusion of the gardens where applicable. If restrictions are eased to a suitable level at the time, it is hoped that the visits to Nottingham Castle and Creswell Crags will allow the inclusion of lunch.

Details for each visit will be published nearer the time using the Thoroton Society e-bulletin.

Other Events

Saturday, 6 November: Thoroton Lunch at Welbeck Hall, West Bridgford. (Postponed from 2020) Provisional, pending easing of restrictions.