18 June 2018
The Orders and Medals Research Society (OMRS) annual convention is to be hosted by the impressive Nottingham Conference Centre.
The Orders and Medals Research Society (OMRS) is a UK-based organisation with a global membership dedicated to studying, collecting and researching orders, decorations and medals and to preserving the memory of the men and women to whom they were awarded.
Members’ interests range from awards for gallantry in battle or bravery in saving life to campaign and long service medals and recognition of meritorious public service. Research varies from pure numismatics to military and social history and to retracing the lives of recipients.
The Society is run by elected volunteers and has 19 branches – 10 in the UK and seven overseas as well as specialist branches for those who collect ribbons or miniature medals. It encourages all members to attend an Annual Convention which this year, for the first time, will be held at the Nottingham Conference Centre, a superb recently refurbished building in the heart of the city. OMRS members and guests are encouraged to gather and socialise in Nottingham on Friday 14 September. Exhibitions, talks, presentation of prizes and the Convention dinner will take place on Saturday 15 September and the OMRS Medal Fair, open to non-members, will be on Sunday 16 September.
“We are delighted to be moving to a purpose-designed location which will provide an ideal setting for exhibitions, talks and our Sunday medal fair,” said Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork MBE, President of the Society. “Nottingham itself is in the centre of England with good transport links and plenty of things to do and see should members wish to bring their partners.”
The Society publishes a quarterly Journal and also produces books containing previously unpublished research by members. Membership is open to all who have an interest in this most absorbing hobby and new members are warmly welcomed. Go to the OMRS website at www.omrs.org for more information or to join.