Monthly Archives: March 2015

University College Durham Trust Scholarship: MA Museum and Artefact Studies

University College and the Department of Archaeology at Durham University are delighted to invite applications for the 2015 – 17 University College Durham Trust Scholarship. This is a two-year part-time course in Museum and Artefact Studies at Durham University.

The University College Durham Trust Scholarship is provided by University College Durham Trust in memory of Lt-Col Angus Alexander Macfarlane-Grieve, Master of University College from 1939-1953, and funded by donations made by the College’s alumni.

The scholarship holder will have access to the College collections while undertaking their studies, research and dissertation and may potentially support both the Curator and the wider College in its efforts to improve the College as a museum and accessible heritage site. The course is carried out part-time over a period of two years. In addition a willingness to play a full part in the life of the College and Department of Archaeology is expected.

The Anglo-Saxon World- Bede’s World and Durham University Mini Module

The Anglo-Saxon World is a mini module run at Bede’s World by Durham University Archaeology Department. This is a short intensive module for the public which requires no previous knowledge of the subject area, but it does take participants in-depth into an exploration of the early medieval world of Bede.

Join us to learn about health and disease in the early medieval era, find out how people ate and how they lived their lives. Our evening sessions will run in the museum giving unrivalled and unique evening access to exhibits and the reconstructed Anglo-Saxon farm.

The mini module consists of 8 sessions run on Thursday evenings 7.00 – 8.30pm and costs £7.50 per person per session, or £35 per person for a block of all 8 sessions. The module starts on the Thursday 30th of April, and runs until the 18th of June 2015. To book, contact Claire Douthwaite on 0191 489 2106 ext 209.

For more information:

World of Bede, Church Bank, Jarrow Saturday Lectures

World of Bede, Church Bank, Jarrow

Saturday lectures:

March 28th Bone Flutes Helen Leaf

April 25th Bede and the Bible Franklin Harkins, University of Durham.

June 27th Excavation of two Anglo-Saxon period farmsteads in Brows Pasture, Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire.
David Johnson, Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust.

October 31st Architecture & Liturgy in Anglo-Saxon England  Helen Gittos, University of Kent.

All lectures take place at 12 noon

Yeavering and the Origins of Northumbrian Kingship, a lecture by Colm O’ Brien 13/03/15

Friends’ of Berwick and District Museums and Archives

Yeavering and the Origins of Northumbrian Kingship, a lecture by Colm O’ Brien

Friday 13 March 2015 Berwick Parish Centre 7.00 p.m.

Visitors welcome
(The lecture will be followed by the Friends’ Annual General Meeting at 8.15 p.m.)

Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group lectures – 26/03/2015

7pm on Thursday, 26 March 2015 at Hexham

Community Landscape Archaeology for Altogether Archaeology in
Northumberland National Park
by Peter Schofield, and
My Archaeological Experience by Stan Beckensall

Admission free, but places are limited

To reserve a place please email

Volunteers in South Tyneside- Heritage at Risk

Heritage at Risk

Lucy Routledge, the South Tyneside Historic Environment Officer, is looking for volunteers to join her team in carrying out surveys of Grade II Listed Buildings in South Tyneside.  No experience is necessary and training and advice will be provided.  There are some details on the attached English Heritage newsletter, as well as news of other heritage events in the area which may be of interest.

 There are about 20 volunteers signed up so far but lots of buildings to cover, so all hands needed.  The surveys can be carried out to suit the individual and it is all very flexible so people can decide how much they would like to take on.

It sounds a wonderful way of help conserve the heritage of the local area; get some hands-on training, and get to know people in the local area interested in South Tyneside’s history.

 If interested then email or call Lucy:

 Mobile 07776996718

Office 0191 424 7592

 Or Rose at the North of England Civic Trust who will be organising the training

Managing World Heritage Workshop and Public Lecture, Durham – 12/03/15

Managing World Heritage Workshop

Thursday 12 March 9.00–16.00

Senate Suite, University College (Durham Castle)

To book visit:

 Please note that registration is essential and places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional information and the full schedule for the workshop is attached. 

 The day will include two major sessions focused on the ‘social and economic impacts of heritage’ and ‘intangible heritage’.  Speakers will include Professor Kiran Fernandes (DUBS & Director, UK National Commission for UNESCO), Revd Canon Rosalind Brown (Chair of the Durham World Heritage Site Coordinating Committee), Mr Stephen Creigh-Tyte (DUBS & Former Chief Economist DCMS), Professor K. Krishnan (MS University of Baroda, India), Ms Anouk Lafortune-Bernard (University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) and Professor Robin Coningham (UNESCO Chair, Durham University).  

  Sharing Experiences of Managing World Heritages Sites in Asia with Durham

A public lecture by Kai Weise

Thursday 12th March, 17:30-18.30, followed by a drinks reception

Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

Registration for the lecture is not necessary

  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Kai Weise directly ( or