The ALG Autumn 2014 meeting Leather in Warfare is being held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds and co-hosted by that august institution. We are most grateful to the Royal Armouries for their enthusiasm for the meeting and having them co-host the event has allowed us to significantly expand the programme and widen the subjects covered. The meeting will be held in the Bury Theatre at the Royal Armouries, Leeds over two days on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November 2014 with a day and a half of lectures followed by a chance to wander around the galleries.

Amongst the topics to be covered are Roman military equipment, Ayyubid and Mamluk armour, Japanese armour, English leather plate armour and armour fittings, archery equipment, leather horse armour, the clothing and equipment of a 17th century Swiss Mercenary soldier who died on the Grand St Bernard Pass, and individual case studies of items that you might not have thought of including a 3rd century Roman armour of crocodile skin. Something for everyone!

The programme is being finalised at present, the cost of the two day conference is expected to be in the region of £50 and, while there will be a reduced rate for ALG members (£40), all are welcome to attend. The Royal Armouries plan to open bookings in April; please place your booking through them. Full details will be provided in the Autumn Newsletter and will be placed on the ALG website as soon as they are available. In the meantime Quita Mould will be happy to answer any queries you may have about the event ( or Tel: 01366 384289).