Friends of the Oriental Museum Lecture Series 2015/16 in association with the North East Ancient Egypt Society are holding a joint lecture:
Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed, a lecture by Dr Campbell Price of Manchester Museum will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2015, 7.30pm, in Lecture Room 9, Elvet Hill House (Adjacent to the Oriental Museum), Durham.
The Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum is an annual day-conference featuring talks for the general public about new discoveries in the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone including the Cumbrian coast. This year’s programme features talks on excavation projects at Maryport, Vindolanda, Wallsend, South Shields and Binchester.
This year the event will take place on the 28th November at Queen’s Hall, Hexham, For booking detail see:
Among the first group of designations in Britain were Durham and the Ironbridge Gorge, the latter being the first industrial site in a country that set in train the Industrial Revolution which heralded the modern world. David de Haan, one of the retired Directors at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, will look at the World Heritage Site, what was there and how the area was restored. The lecture will present the history, the decline and dereliction that preceded the restoration, and the interpretation and conservation that made possible the WHS nomination. It will also look at the management issues and the visitor profile so that parallels can be drawn.
David is a museum professional with 45 years’ experience, including 8 years at the Science Museum in London and 34 at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, where he still works as a volunteer. He managed the Ironbridge Institute’s Heritage Management programme from 1998 and the Museums Management programme from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He was also responsible for the restoration, interpretation and management of many of the museum sites in Ironbridge. A past Fellow of the Museums Association, past Council Member of the Newcomen Society, and Honorary Secretary of the Association for Industrial Archaeology, David is an acknowledged expert on the Iron Bridge, the 1851 Exhibition and the Art of the Industrial Revolution.
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the WorldHeritage Site Visitor Centre.
Regarding the schedule, the group has found it necessary to make some changes to the previously posted list below:
19 Nov is now Geoff Braddy Stockton Castle- Myths and Realities
17 March is now Niall Hammond The Bishop of Durham’s Manor house at Feethams. Archaeological excavations in the historic heart of Darlington.
Middleton St George Local History Group
Here is the list of meetings of the Middleton St George Local History Group, they take place at the Community centre, Water Park, Middleton St George at 7.30pm
Yearly membership £10, visitor fee £3 per visit
Thurs 22nd Oct German Warfare in the trenches: Alastair Fraser
Thurs 19th Nov The Bishop of Durham, Manor House at Feethams, Darlington: Niall Hammond
Thurs 20th Dec Christmas Party
Thurs 21st Jan North Riding’s forgotten Admiral: Sam Woods
Thurs 18th Feb Binchester, Pompeii of the North: David Mason
Thurs 17th Mar Stockton Castle , Myths and Realities: Geoff Braddy
Thurs 21st April Life in 18th Century Darlington: David Coulthard
For further information about the group and its activities see: https://msglocalhistory.wordpress.com/about/
Here is the list of meetings of the Darlington Historical Society, which are held at the Friends Meeting House at 7.30pm
Yearly membership £8, visitor fee £2 per meeting
Wed 21st Oct The Tudor Housewife Jane Sammells
Wed 18th Nov Christmas Times in days of Yore Marion Moverley
Wed 16th Dec The Hell Fire Club Tony Nicholson
Wed 20th Jan 2016 Carpet Weaving in Durham City David Butler
Wed 17th Feb Women and Property in the 18th and 19th Centuries Joan Heggie
Wed 16th March The Knights Templar in Yorkshire John Lee
Wed 20th April AGM and Members Evening
For further information about the group and its activities see: