Compiled by Sue Brooke
The following events will be taking place next month, why not add one or two to your diary and join in the fun?
1st and 2nd March 2013 – LONDON – Current Archaeology Live – Two Day Conference.
Over two days this conference will cover a wide range of subjects, from the prehistoric through to early modern. Also includes the Current Archaeology Awards ceremony on the Saturday evening. Bonus activities, on a first come, first served basis will be taking place on Sunday 3rd March. This offer is being run in agreement with English Heritage and offers the opportunity to visit Spitalfields charnel house and Billingsgate bathhouse – absolutely free. For more information or to book tickets please see:
2nd March 2013 –BERKSHIRE – Berkshire Archaeological Society Lecture.
To be held in The Cornerstone, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham. The Society exists to protect and promote the archaeology, history, and architecture of the past and present county of Berkshire. The event will present work such as The Iron Age contexts in town life at Silchester, Neolithic houses at Horton Quarry and Boudica’s last stand. For more information please see:
5th March 2013 – DERBYSHIRE – The Archaeology of Creswell Crags.
Morton History Group – MBA Archaeology Talks. MBA, based in Nottinghamshire are involved in community archaeology, education and research, offering the opportunity to engage in educational talks, walks and workshops on a whole range of archaeological topics. For information on this and other events in the area please see:
7th February – 3rd March 2013 – OXFORD – Miranda Creswell: The Didcot Dog Mile
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, Oxon. A collaborative exhibition of Miranda’s sketches, archaeological working drawings and historical photographs. Includes artwork by local artists. This event will celebrate both the familiar and the changing landscape of Didcot. For information:
8th March 2013 – WELWYN – “70 Years of Archaeology”
A talk by John Smith of the Welwyn Archaeology Society, meeting at the Free Church Hall, Church Road, Welwyn Garden City. WAS are an active archaeological society working on a variety of sites in Hertfordshire. For further information on the work undertaken please see:
16th March 2013 – LONDON – Annual Conference of London Archaeologists, at the Museum of London.
London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) annual conference. LAMAS was founded in 1855 ‘for the purpose of investigating the antiquities and early history of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Metropolitan County of Middlesex’. This conference presents work on a whole range of topics from the pre-history of London through to post medieval, including displays of work and publications. An early bird booking discount applies until 1/3/13. For further information and to download the full event programme please see:
16th March 2013- BERKSHIRE – Lecture: The health of the Romano British children of Poundbury Camp.
Conference Hall, R.I.S.C, 35 – 39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, starting at 14:00.
The Berkshire Archaeological Society exists to protect and promote the archaeology, history, and architecture of the past and present county of Berkshire, for more information on this lecture and in relation to other talks, walks and events please see: Berkshire Archaeology Society website:
16th March 2013 – WILTSHIRE – ‘Archaeology in Wiltshire’.
Wiltshire Heritage Museum has outstanding collections that trace the fascinating history of Wiltshire, its environment and its people over the last 6,000 years. A one-day conference exploring the recent archaeological work in Wiltshire, including developer-funded work is planned. A range of talks and sessions will take place throughout the day with speakers from Wessex Archaeology and English Heritage amongst others of note, organised by the Archaeology Field Group of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. For more information please follow:
29th March-1st September 2013. WILTSHIRE – ’The Splendour of Stonehenge’.
Wiltshire Heritage Museum runs a large number of events, exhibitions and activities both for the general public and members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. The’ Splendour of Stonehenge’ will be displayed from 29th March to 1st. September 2013, an exhibition from the Wiltshire Heritage Museum’s extensive collection of paintings, drawings, engravings, prints and photographs of Stonehenge. These date from the 18th century to the present day. For further details please see:
19th. March 2013 – CORNWALL – Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network. Lizard area.
CASPN/LAN Site Clearance. This event is a really good opportunity to get hands-on whilst helping to clear an ancient site in the landscape. This not only allows for preservation of the site itself but helps it to be kept safe so that others may enjoy it. Groups will meet at the Kynance Gate Settlement – suitable clothing is needed although tools or any necessary equipment will be provided. See website for details of the work of this group and for further information on events:
OXFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
A variety of courses are available to adult learners; from more informal weekends to accredited distance learning. There is a cost and a real commitment to completing a full course of study but there are many varied courses available from Archaeology to Local History Studies. Please check Oxford University website which gives detailed information on the courses that are available. This offers a really good opportunity to engage in direct or distance learning in a subject of real relevance to your interest:
Static display – ‘ Origins – In Search of Early Wales’ National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
An opportunity to view many varied objects that help trace the very early history of Wales. The stories behind the objects on display provide glimpses of these times, and help to gain a deeper understanding of Welsh origin, from the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic to medieval times. Cathays Park, Cardiff, open 10am–5pm Tuesday–Sunday (Galleries close at 4:45pm) Free entry throughout.
15th February – 6th. March 2013 – Discover the secrets of Caerau Hillfort – ‘A Capital Hill’
An exhibition at The Cardiff Story from 7th February to 6th March. The Caerau and Ely Rediscovering Heritage Project (CAER) is run by Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religion, working with Cardiff’s Ely and Caerau communities, excavating and exploring an un-researched Iron-Age hillfort, building a detailed picture of the history of this area. In April 2012 the CAER Heritage Project invited Channel 4’s Timeteam to assist local community members and schools in exploring the archaeology of this amazing Iron Age hillfort in West Cardiff.
The Cardiff Story, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1BH. Free entry throughout. For more information see:
Days out with a difference:
31st March – 1st. April 2013 – Knights of Royal England Jousting Tournament .
This is great fun and even the kids will love it. As it involves horses, fighting and lots of noise! The event is being run over two days at Knebworth House from 31st March.
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5/6/7th March 2013. The Re-enactors Market
Although essentially a market this is also a sociable event where it’s possible to see and purchase goods for re-enactors, historical interpretation and those in the heritage industry. Running from Friday 5th March for three days over the weekend it is to be held at the Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore.
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