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 occasionally a newsletter. We sometimes organise indoor lectures in the winter and outdoor visits in the summer months which you would be welcome to attend.
Over the past nine years the Society has published nineteen issues of The Katherine Wheel. The Society encourages research projects whose purpose is to investigate locations and persons associated with Katherine and her family. 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 '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 competition page. Not only is this an ideal opportunity to get an article published, you could win £100. We also welcome articles by more mature individuals giving the results of amateur research, not just professional, academic and scholarly work.
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