Monthly Archives: April 2015

Cancelled: World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series April Lecture

Please note that the event below has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015

April Lecture

Friday 17th April 2015, 6.00pm

Venue: Room PG21 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

 The organisers apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

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Notice of CBA North Annual General Meeting, Saturday 25 April 2015

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Council for British Archaeology North

                                                                     c/o The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle

                                                                                        Great North Museum: Hancock

                                                                                                                     Barras Bridge

                                                                                                        Newcastle upon Tyne

                                                                                                                             NE2 4PT

 

11 April 2015

Dear Friends,
Re: Notice of CBA North Annual General Meeting, Saturday 25 April 2015

I am writing to invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Council of British Archaeology North region which will be from 10.00am on Saturday 25 April 2015 at the Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE. Details of the venue can be found at http://www.litandphil.org.uk/visit.shtml.

The business part of the meeting will begin promptly at 10.30am where the agenda below will be dealt with. We extend our invitation to everyone with an interest in the history and archaeology of the area covered by CBA North, even though you may not be a member of CBA North or National CBA. We would welcome any of your thoughts at this meeting though for clarification you would not be able to vote for any of the matters of the AGM business of CBA North.

This year we have invited some local archaeological societies to report upon their work during 2014 to everyone else in an informal manner. We will be hearing from the Border Archaeological Society (BAS) and Coquetdale Community Archaeology (CCA) who have carried out a range of activities in Northumberland, before a tour of the ‘Lit and Phil’s’ extensive and diverse library. If there are sufficient numbers we may well reconvene for further possible events in the afternoon.

I would be most grateful if you could let me know whether you will be attending the meeting by filing in the attached booking form and returning it to our new address above, or by emailing me at cbanorth@archaeologyuk.org by Saturday 18 April as we need to know numbers for refreshments and the tour of the library, as well as for anything further in the afternoon. Please feel free to circulate this notice.

Yours sincerely,

Keith Elliott, Secretary CBA North
Council for British Archaeology North AGM 2015 Agenda
Registered Charity Number 1098854

NOTICE is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Charity to be held at the Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 25 April 2015 at 10.30 am precisely for the following purposes:

1          to receive and consider the final accounts for the year ended 31st March 2015

2          to receive and consider the annual report for the year ended 31st March 2015

3          in the notification of new committee members

4          CBA North Advocacy

5          any other business notified to the Chairman at least seven days in advance of the meeting or business from the floor

6          local archaeological society talks and displays

 

By order of the committee
Richard Forster
CBA North Chair
Dated 19 March 2015

1. Any member of the charity aged 18 and over is entitled to vote at the AGM. Organisational members are entitled to one vote and should appoint a representative to vote on their behalf.

2. Any member of the charity aged 18 and over who is entitled to attend, speak and vote at the above mentioned meeting may appoint a proxy to attend, speak and, on a poll, vote instead of that member. A proxy need not be a member of the charity.

Booking form:
Name: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Telephone: ………………………. Email address: ………………………………………………………

Please clearly indicate ALL those of the following that apply to you or your group:

 

  • I will be attending the CBA North AGM on 25 April 2015 (if for a group please say which)……………………………………………………………………………..
  • I will not be attending the CBA North AGM on 25 April 2015 and wish to nominate the Chair as my proxy
  • I will not be attending the CBA North AGM on 25 April 2015 and wish to nominate ………………………………………………………………………. as my proxy
  • I will not be attending the CBA North AGM on 25 April 2015 and do not wish to nominate a proxy
  • I would like to contribute something to the local archaeological society talks and displays (if you have any specific requirements please let us know)

 

  • Let us know if you would like any refreshments (e.g. tea and/or coffee) which will be £1.50 per person. We need will numbers in advance for this and for the tour so please indicate the numbers required below:

Refreshments …………………………………Tour ………………………………………

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series April Lecture

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015: April Lecture

Friday 17th April 2015, 6.00pm

Venue: Room PG21 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

 SANDRA ROBERTSON

BA Hons. Town and Country Planning

MA Urban Conservation

“Sustainability: is the planning term a convenience too far or a useful tool in an increasingly managed world?”

The lecture is aimed at stimulating discussion from the audience about an admittedly controversial subject. The offer to speak personally was made in response to feedback comments of some of last year’s student attendees of the lectures who requested more practitioner and planning decision making perspectives.  The presentation draws on types of scenarios reflecting recent and current challenges and real or perceived opinions on ‘sustainability’. It will highlight sometimes conflicting expectations and some of the differing perspectives and legal obligations of those who interact and play a part in influencing the character and experience of our living, working and changing Durham WHS.
With a natural interest in human geography and environmental design and a strong link with the urban landscape of her native North East, Sandra has held Consultant or Senior Planning Officer positions for most of her career, largely dealing with planning applications at Tyne and Wear Development Corporation, Gateshead MBC, Tynedale District Council and Durham County Council. Between 2009 and 2014 Sandra held specialist management roles culminating in Heritage, Landscape and Design Team Leader in the Planning and Assets service. She has stepped down from that fulltime role now and is in a time limited part time singular role for specific projects. Since 2005 Sandra has also run a Sole Practitioner Consultancy, where she has worked on specific commissions and problematic cases, such as the Cockermouth Conservation Area Appraisal, the “Heritage at Risk” development challenges for Axwell Hall andcommunity led high street regeneration in Gateshead, and the funding application and planning permission for expansion for Hartlepool Hospice.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PLACES FOR THIS LECTURE ARE LIMITED.

Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi atraffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.  Would you also let me know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes.

The following lecture in the series will take place on Friday 19th June 2015, 6.00pm.

More details will follow near the time.

Please don’t forget to circulate this email to whoever you think might be interested.

 

Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland

In a change to the advertised programme, we are delighted to present:

The Durham River Wear Assemblage, a lecture by Gary Bankhead.

At 2.30pm on Saturday 18 April 2015 in Elvet Riverside Room 140, New Elvet, Durham City DH1 3JT

Please see the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland April Poster for further information

The Heritage of the North Gare

As part of the HLF funded ‘River Tees Rediscovered’ landscape partnership project Tees Archaeology are working with Natural England and the Hartlepool Partnership for Nature to raise awareness of the heritage of the area between Seaton Carew and the River Tees.  A workshop will be held on Thursday 21st May at the Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station Visitors Centre.

The day will be split into two parts. In the morning people will be introduced to a range of sources of information about the area and take part in a series of exercises to reveal what this tells us about the local heritage. The sources used will include maps and aerial photographs along with historical and archaeological information about the area.

In the afternoon there will be a guided visit to the North Gare to look at features ranging in date from the medieval period to the Second World War. You should come prepared for an outdoor visit with appropriate clothing and footwear. Tea and coffee will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch and this can be eaten at the Visitor Centre. A minibus will be available to take people from the Visitor Centre to North Gare and there is ample parking in both locations.

The event is free but booking is essential.  If you would like to take part please complete the attached booking form and return it to mike.leakey@naturalengland.org.uk

 

‘Wor Life’ lecture series from Tyne-Wear Archives and Museums

TWAS has announced several lectures for April in their ‘Wor Life’ series about Tyne and Wear in the First World War:
• 11 Apr, 11.00- 12.30 Parsons Marine Steam Turbines: From Destroyers to Dreadnoughts 1898-1918, Geoff Horseman, Chief Turbine Engineer at Siemens and keeper of the historic archive at the C A Parsons Work. Segedunum Roman Fort, £4 per person (free to students),
• 17 April, Great War Baking, Nigel Grant, head of Pastry and Baking at Newcastle College, will teach you how to prepare Great War bakes in the professional training kitchen of their Lifestyle Academy, Newcastle College (meet at Discovery Museum), £10 per person, or £15 with lunch in the Academy’s restaurant
• 18 April, 1.00 – 3.00, Those Who Refused: Conscientious Objectors in the First World War. Dr André Keil (Durham University), Discovery Museum
• 25 Apr, 11.30-12.30, Rachel Parsons: Queen of the Machine, Henrietta Heald. Discovery Museum.
Please reserve tickets for any of these talks by contacting Marleen Vincenten (0191) 277 2166 marleen.vincenten@twmuseums.org.uk

An Introduction to Roman Epigraphy: Great North Museum-Hancock

 

Lindsay Allason-Jones OBE

An Introduction to Roman Epigraphy

Saturday May 30th & Saturday September 12th 2015

Hands-on-Latin is delighted that Roman expert Lindsay Allason-Jones OBE, will be introducing us to a wide variety of Roman Inscriptions in the unique collection at Newcastle’s Great North Museum: Hancock

10am Introduction to reading and understanding Roman epigraphy

(Gather in GNM small clore conference room ~ tea & coffee, biscuits, will be served)

11am Armstrong Building ~ A case study in building inscriptions (a fun exercise)

11.45am Looking at Building Inscriptions

12.45pm Lunch (Buffet lunch served at The Great North Museum)

1.15pm Looking at Funerary Inscriptions

2.15pm Tea & Coffee break

2.30pm Looking at Altars

3.15pm Religious Inscriptions (Roman Gallery)

3.45pm Conclusion (Inscripta)

4pm End of Introduction to Roman Epigraphy Day

 

 

2015 Ticket Prices – £125* for May 30th and £125* for September 12th

(*Tickets ~ £92 each if booked before May 15th)

Please contact Catherine Jarvis for further information and details:

e-mail: Catherine@Hands-on-Latin.com

website: http://www.Hands-on-Latin.com

Twitter: @handsonlatin

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