Original arched doorway

The picture to the left shows an archway that was the original entrance to the 13th century rectory.
The Old Rectory will remain closed
until further notice because of the
coronavirus outbreak.

The events listed below will be postponed or cancelled.
Details of future arrangements will appear on this page when available.

Events and Lectures

Any payment required can be made at the event. For bookings and further details contact oldrectorymuseumloughborough@gmail.com

Lecture Programme 2019-2020

Lectures are free to members and £5.00 for non-members. Annual membership is £15.00.

7:30pm, Thursday 3 October 2019
Dave Postles - Housing the People of Loughborough, 1875-90.
A lecture largely considering the Paget Estate and Derby Road Villas.
*Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough. LE11 3DU.

7:30pm, Thursday 5 December 2019
James Wright - A Political Hot Topic: Fireplaces in Late Medieval Architecture
*Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough. LE11 3DU.

7:30pm, Thursday 6 February 2020
Peter Liddle - Lady Jane Grey's House
*Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough. LE11 3DU.

7:00pm, Tuesday 21 April 2020
Professor Kate Williams - The Ian Keil Lecture: Mary Queen of Scots
Parish Church (£10.00 for non-members). - early booking is recommended

7:30pm, Thursday 12th March 2020
AGM and President’s Lecture: Professor Martyn Bennett (title to be announced)
*Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough. LE11 3DU.

7:30pm, Thursday 4 June 2020
Lizbeth Powell - The Parkyns' of Bunny
*Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough. LE11 3DU.

*Please use Museum's evening entrance door on Granby St.

Details of previous lecture programmes can be found in the Archives.

Events Programme 2020

From mid-June 2020 until late September.
Special History Exhibition: Reverend Fearon and his Household
As part of the Fearon Festival, this exhibition will show "upstairs/downstairs" life in the Rectory during the 19th century when Reverend Fearon lived there.

Saturday 27 June
Special Event: Reverend Fearon’s Garden Party
The Old Rectory, featuring Charnwood Clog.
Times to be announced.

Creative Writing Workshops hosted by Deborah Tyler-Bennett
The Old Rectory. Each at £10.00 per head. - booking essential

Saturday 8th February 11am - 1pm
'Making the Most of Your Creative Writing: For Performance and Reading Aloud.'

Saturday 14th March 11am - 1pm
'Making the Most of Your Creative Writing: Drafts, Sending Out, Editing, and Your Digital Profile.'

New and established writers are welcome at either, or both, of the above workshops.

Summer creative workshops: Dates currently planned: July 3rd, 10th, 17th, The Old Rectory. 10:00am - 12 noon.

Walks, Book Signings and Other Events still to be confirmed:
  • Charnwood Classic Car Club will be displaying and photographing their vehicles outside The Old Rectory, on a date to be announced.

  • Launch of Deborah Tyler-Bennett new poetry collection, Ken Dodd Takes a Holiday (The King's England Press) on a date to be announced.

Art Exhibitions in the 'Pantry Gallery':
Art events (April until mid-June) still to be announced will include an exhibition of poems from the Summer Workshops, 'Responses to the Rectory', which will include illustration.

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