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The Bromsgrove Summer School is now in its eighth year. This is an opportunity to celebrate the rich industrial, architectural and cultural history of Bromsgrove and district in company with other enthusiasts.

The event runs over three days, 10-12 July, and attendees may participate over one, two or all three days. Students have the option to choose between two parallel lecture streams, some of which also offer optional afternoon visits after lunch. Courses are open to both members and non-members of the Bromsgrove Society.

All courses will be held at Bromsgrove School, Worcester Road, either in the Lecture Theatre or in adjacent rooms at the newly-refurbished Learning Resources Centre (LRC). There will be a wide selection of books for sale on the history of Bromsgrove and district.

Lecture Programme

On Tuesday 10th July, Chris Nesbitt will be tracing the History of Catshill followed by a walk around the village in the afternoon. Michael Hall and Julian Hunt will explore the role of Laurence Housman, the poet’s brother and literary executor, in shaping our image of A.E. Housman. In the afternoon students will have the opportunity to read extracts from Housman biographies at Housman Hall.

On Wednesday 11th July, Tim Bridges and Annie Deeley will be introducing 20th Century Architecture around Bromsgrove. Tim will be featuring the grand houses in Barnt Green whilst Annie will be focusing on the development of council housing in the Bromsgrove district. Also on Wednesday, Max Hunt will return to compare and contrast Lord Nuffield and Lord Austin, and their respective factories at Cowley and Longbridge. There will be films of the two factories in the afternoon.

On Thursday 12th July, Richard Churchley will be talking about the Redditch Needle Industry and leading a visit to the National Needle Museum at Redditch. Also on Thursday, regular tutors Jenny Townsend and Julian Hunt will be comparing Bromsgrove and Stourbridge as market and industrial towns. There will be a visit to Stourbridge in the afternoon.

Access

Free parking is available at the Worcester Road entrance to Bromsgrove School. Please note that there are some steps on the Bromsgrove School campus and at the sites of some afternoon visits. If you have mobility problems, please ask for more details.

Registration and Timings

Students can register and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from 9.30 a.m. and lectures begin at 10.00 a.m. There is an excellent lunch at 1.00 p.m. and for those taking part in afternoon visits, departure is at 2.00 p.m. Proceedings should finish at approximately 4.00 p.m.



FAQs

How do I book tickets for the Summer School?

Please click the green 'Tickets' button at the top of the page and make your selection.

How do I claim a discount as a Bromsgrove Society member or for attending on all three days?

Four ticket types are available for each lecture:

  • Full price (i.e. Non-Member attending for one or two days)
  • Bromsgrove Society Member - Day Discount
  • Bromsgrove Society Member - Three-day Discount
  • Non-Member - Three-day Discount

Select the ticket category that applies for your booking. If attending for three days be sure to book all your courses at the same time so that we can apply the correct rates.

How do I pay?

We offer a number of payment options. Our preferred method is to pay online, using either a credit/debit card or Paypal account (if you have one). If you wish, you may also pay by cheque: please make this payable to 'The Bromsgrove Society' and send to the organisers immediately at the address shown on your booking confirmation (which will be sent to you by email).

I don't have an email address - can I book offline?

Yes. If you do not have an email address, we are still able to accept bookings by post, using the paper booking form (available on our website or included with the Bromsgrove Society Newsletter). However, booking online makes things easier for you and for us, so if you have this option we would encourage you to do so.

Do all of the lectures have afternoon visits?

No. Certain lectures have afternoon visits, as indicated in the programme above. Where visits are offered attendance is optional and subject to your own transport arrangements. Generally, the lecturer will try to ensure that all those wishing to participate in a visit are able to do so, by arranging lifts or other shared transport.

Can I change which lectures I attend after I've booked?

If you change your mind about which lectures you wish to attend you should contact the organisers to see if it is possible to change, otherwise if you book through this site you may be charged again.

What's the refund policy?

If you are unable to attend the Summer School for any reason we will be able to refund your booking fee up to 48 hours before the event. With less than 48 hours notice we may need to charge all or a proportion of the fee, depending on whether we are able to re-sell your ticket.

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