Monthly Archives: May 2014

Thorpe Thewles History Group

Thorpe Thewles History Group upcoming events:

16th May – Middleton St George

6th June 2014 – Medieval Cross Slabs

Thorpe Thewles History Group

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TAS Bulletin E-Publication

Message from TAS

I am delighted to announce that our annual journal TAS BULLETIN is being
made available as a downloadable e-publication. Under Jenny Parker’s
skillful and dedicated editorship since 1996 (issue 1), printed copies
are now in short supply for many issues, or are out of print. We are
packaging the remaining copies into run-sets for sale later this year.

In the meantime, we are able to make PDF e-copies available from our
website* to current subscribing members (passwords required). This is a
gradual process, so please keep checking the website: see below.

* We are looking for a new Editor to help continue Jenny’s
legacy so that we can provide an annual journal, in addition to our
TEESSCAPES eMagazine and social media presence. The BULLETIN journal is
available exclusively to TAS Members.
* If you can help scan in older
copies of BULLETIN or would like to write for any of our publications,
please get in touch: email (mailto: or
have a chat at one of our lecture events. Thank you.

* Read the announcement (
* Visit the publications webpage (

*Our ultimate intention is to make BULLETIN available via the
Archaeology Data Service (ADS) in PDF-A ISO-Archive format. However,
help is needed to scan-in older copies so that our record endures

Why not forward to a friend and help spread the word about TAS!

Kind Regards,

Spencer Carter | TAS Chair & eCommunications

Saturday 19 July- NEAES and AASDN

Saturday 19 July

NEAES- North East Ancient Egypt Society

NEAES fourth meeting of the year will be in Durham at Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum on Saturday 19 July.

 1.00 – Tea, coffee and biscuits.

1.20 – Talk starts

2.30 – Study hieroglyphic texts in the Oriental Museum

4.00 – Finish

 Our very own Olive Hogg (NEAES treasurer) will be talking about ‘The Hekanahkte Letters’.

 Irascible, stingy and downright rude! Meet Hekankahte whose letters to his family were the inspiration for Agatha Christie’s, ‘Death Comes as the End’. Olive will be introducing you to the life and times of this charismatic individual from the Middle Kingdom.

 From 2.30- 4.00 Novices and hieroglyph students can study texts in the Oriental Museum with Olive and Penny Wilson.

  NB this meeting was originally planned for a 2pm start. However, so as not to clash with the 3.30pm lecture of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland (AASDN) it has been moved forward.


 For the AASDN programme and membership details etc go to

 Their lecture on Saturday 19th July will be given by Dr Emma Cunliffe (Global Heritage Network), who will be talking about ‘Syria: Cultural Heritage in Conflict’. This lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in room PG20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3EP, and will be followed by a reception at St Mary-le-Bow (pre booking for the reception is required)