We are a society of volunteers who collaborate to further the study of the life and times of Katherine Swynford and her ancestors, contemporaries and descendants. In pursuit of these aims the Society publishes a journal - The Katherine Wheel - and newsletter. We sometimes organise indoor lectures in the winter and outdoor visits in the summer which all are welcome to attend.
Over the past nine years the Society has published over nineteen issues of The Katherine Wheel. The Society encourages research projects whose purpose is to investigate locations and persons associated with Katherine, her family and wider circle. These projects may be carried out by society members or students and papers giving the results of such projects may be submitted for publication in the Journal. There are two times in a young person's life when it would be helpful to be able to refer to a paper which he or she has published. This would demonstrate commitment to and knowledge of a particular academic discipline. This can be when applying for and attending an interview for a place in university or a job at the end of their years of formal education. We are running a Biographical Article Competition and a Short Story Competition and invite entries from those with an interest in the late Medieval period. For information on how to enter, please go to our Competitions page. Not only is this an ideal opportunity to get an article published, you could win £75. We also welcome articles by anyone with an interest in this period, not just professional, academic and scholarly work.
We have added a new competition for young people aged between 14-18. Have a look on our Competitions page for details.
We will be holding our AGM in June 2017. It will be held in Leicester - a place closely associated with Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt. We would love to have any members and guests join us. More details to follow.