We’re pleased to announce that the Association for Medical, University & Legal Lodges (AMULL) Festival 2018 will be held in Leicester and hosted by Wyggeston Lodge No.3448.
In August 1485 King Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth, and buried by the Grey Friars in Leicester. In August 2012, Leicester City Council, the University of Leicester, and the Richard III Society began a search underneath a car park in Leicester, to find King Richard III’s remains. In the days that followed the archaeologists uncovered a skeleton with battle wounds and a curved spine. The skeleton was exhumed and the process of formal identification began. Experts from the University of Leicester used DNA sampling to link the skeleton to Richard III’s descendants. After further careful scientific examination, the University announced in February 2013 that the skeleton found was indeed Richard III. King Richard III was reinterred in Leicester Cathedral in March 2015.
The AMULL Festival this year will be held within Leicester’s Historic Quarter celebrating this incredible archaeological finding starting with an Ecumenical Service in the Cathedral where Richard III is buried and located just 100 steps away from where he was discovered.
Following the Service, guests will gather in the adjoining 600 year old Guildhall, which is one of the best preserved Grade I timber framed halls in the country, to listen to our Speaker Prof. Turi King from the University of Leicester. Prof King will take them through the journey of the discovery of Richard III, from the early stages of planning the dig, through to the excavation and the results of the various strands of analysis carried out on the remains.
This will be followed by a champagne reception in the majestic Lord Mayor’s Parlour with its oak panelled elegance and the lovely cobbled courtyard (if dry). Guests will then have a sumptuous lunch in the delightful ambience of St Martin’s House, the stunning Grade II listed former Wyggeston Grammar School. St Martin’s House has recently hosted the Queen on her last two visits and they will have a replica of the meal she chose last year for the community Maundy Thursday lunch.
Once again a truly interesting day out in an ambient setting is offered that the public would not normally see. Members, wives, partners and friends are cordially invited to join us at AMULL 2018 and an early booking is advisable.
The booking form can be downloaded here: AMULL Annual Festival 2018 – Application Form