Castle Studies Group 37th Annual Conference
Thursday April 18 – Sunday April 20, 2024
CSG Conference 2024 -
We are pleased to announce that the Castle Studies Group Conference for 2024 will be based in Nottingham and tour the East Midlands. The conference organiser is James Wright, who has been kindly advised by Gillian Scott, Peter Purton, and Jeremy Cunnington.
At present, the itinerary is anticipated to visit the following sites:
Thursday 18 April: Nottingham Castle (to include a tour of the mediaeval caves and hopefully the remains of Richard’s Tower)
Evening session: Recent Excavations at Nottingham Castle, Dr Gareth Davies (York Archaeology)
Friday 19 April: Nottinghamshire
Holme Pierrepont Hall; Pancake Hill, East Bridgford; Southwell Archbishop’s Palace; Castle Hill, Bothamsall; Strelley Hall
Evening session: Castles of the East Midlands, Prof Philip Dixon
Saturday 20 April: The Peak District and Surrounds
Greasley Castle; Peveril Castle, Castleton; Tissington Siegework; Alton Castle; Castle Knob, Castle Gresley
Evening session: Castle Studies Group AGM
Sunday 21 April: Leicestershire
Leicester Castle and Newarke (to include tours of St Mary de Castro, the great hall, and the Magazine Gateway); Kirby Muxloe Castle; Ashby Castle
Please note that, subject to property diaries and access, the fine detail of the site visits may be altered prior to the commencement of the conference.
The conference is intended to offer a vibrant cross-
The conference accommodation will be located at the Mercure Nottingham Sherwood Hotel, 296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2BT. The nearest rail station is Nottingham (2 miles) and the nearest airport is East Midlands Airport (15 miles). On the Sunday we will arrange for the coach to drop off at Nottingham rail station and the hotel. The cost of attendance will be £520.00 for a single occupancy room or £385.00 for a double / twin occupancy room. Bookings are on a first come, first served basis, and are provisionally limited to 53 places. A conference application form will be sent out to members and will also be available on the CSG website.
Those who are currently non-
Please contact James Wright for bookings and further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference application form is available here