Lanchester Association

The Lanchester Association is the organisation for former staff of Coventry University.

The Lanchester Association was formed around 1990 to provide a variety of informal and agreeable ways in which those who have retired from the staff of Coventry University and its forerunners can keep in touch with each other and with the University.

There are normally about eight events each year, between September and the following June, avoiding evenings and weekends and holiday times when family ties may come first. We try to arrange events on different days of the week so that anybody with a regular commitment has a chance to join in most of the events during the year. Members are welcome to bring guests with them to events. Some of these events take place at the University - talks on matters of general or educational interest, an annual Winter Lunch, and the AGM - but the majority are visits to the abundance of places of interest within the region. The wide range of topics and places ensures that many people gain new experiences that they might not have encountered otherwise.

Check out our archive to see the events which have taken place over the past years.

Each retiring staff member of the University should receive an invitation to join the Lanchester Association with their 'Retirement Pack'. If you have not received these details or would like information about the Association anyway, please contact the membership secretary. We currently have a membership of around one hundred and thirty.

  • Membership of the Lanchester Association is by subscription.

    Life membership is by a single subscription of £25, payable by cheque. Annual membership is by a yearly subscription of £5, also payable by cheque.

    Please print out and complete the application form and send it, along with a cheque made payable to 'The Lanchester Association', to:

    Dr John Coleman
    Lanchester Association
    1 Copt Oak Close
    CV4 8GS

    To simplify accounting procedures, subscriptions in cash are not acceptable.

    The Annual Subscription is payable on 1 September each year. Annual subscriptions paid by cheque received in July and August will normally cover the following year from 1 September as there are rarely any events in July and August.

    Members are put on the mailing-list for our Alumni magazine Evolve and other University publications and may take up external borrowing privileges at Lanchester Library.

    Our current committee members

    Chairman: Mike West, +44 (0) 1788 832623,

    Secretary: David Marsh, +44 (0) 24 7638 3381,

    Treasurer/Membership Secretary: John Coleman,

    Member: Carol Littlewood,

    Member: Norman Bellamy,

    Member: Janet Lewis,

    Member: Roy May,

    Member: Barry West,

    Member: Rita Adams,

  • Read our Spring Newsletter.

    It contains a review of our Autumn events and the upcoming Spring events.

    David Marsh (Secretary)

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