CBA North News
Some short notice of other events happening this week for you here. Contact details for these events are given for responding directly with the organisers. Notices of other events will come your way, as planned, later in the month as well.
CBA North Committee
Historic Gardens of Durham
This talk is Friday and is organised by the Bow Trust. If you would like to attend please RSVP to email@example.com – non-members will be asked to make a small donation to cover catering costs.
Exploring Classical/Historical Northumbria: a programme of trips
Throughout 2016/17 we shall again be running a series of trips exploring Newcastle and the surrounding area: often asking “What’s Classical about Newcastle and Northumbria?” but also exploring the area’s considerable and colourful post- (and occasionally pre-) classical history. Costs are kept low: travel is normally by public transport (generally very good value) and for most sites free entry will be arranged, often under special educational group schemes.
This year’s programme will include star attraction Hadrian’s Wall (twice!), Wallington Hall, Alnwick, Warkworth & Brancepeth Castles, Hexham and many others, including hopefully Holy Island/Lindisfarne (tides permitting!)….
For a few glimpses of what the trips are like, you can have a look at the following web-page:
Our first trip is *this coming Sunday*, 9th Oct., to Arbeia Roman Fort at South Shields: details to follow.
Programme for term 1:
1. **Sunday 9th October**: Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields (afternoon)
Details to follow, but briefly: depart Haymarket Metro 12.30 p.m., return c. 5 p.m.
2. Sunday 23rd October: Wallington Hall (afternoon)
• fine Palladian country house and gardens (partly designed by Capability Brown) reflecting the neo-classical ideas and ideals of the 18th century;
• under Lady Pauline Trevelyan, 19th-C focus of an intellectual and artistic circle who left their mark in the remarkable painted Roman-style atrium at the heart of the house, and also in English literature and in the radical liberal politics of the day;
• impressive house interior – including collection of model armies and fully-furnished dolls’ houses!
3. Sunday 13th November: Hadrian’s Wall 1: Walltown Crags and Greenhead (all day, returning late afternoon/early evening)
• An introduction to the Wall: a circular walk along one of its most dramatic stretches from Walltown Quarry. Wet weather alternative in Roman Army Museum!
• Greenhead village and ruins of Thirlwall Castle with its legends of buried treasure and a magical dwarf!
4. Sunday 27th November: Brancepeth castle and church (afternoon)
• Impressive stronghold dating from pre-Norman times, home to the powerful Neville family (of Warwick the Kingmaker fame); not normally accessible to the public, but open on this occasion for a Christmas craft fair!
• historic church, gathering point for ill-fated 16thC ‘Rising of the North’.
5. Sunday 4th December (provisional): Hexham town and Abbey (afternoon)
• Hexham: historic town with striking medieval buildings and links to a major battle in the Wars of the Roses
• Impressive Abbey dating back to c. 674 AD, with original Saxon crypt constructed from recycled Roman stones.
To come in terms 2 and 3: in progress, but including:
Hadrian’s Wall 2 (May Day Bank Holiday Monday)
Hopefully (tides permitting!) Holy Island/Lindisfarne
Details are circulated by e-mail, on the website and via social media as the term goes along. Everyone is welcome including friends from other Schools or even outside the university. You can just turn up on the day, but it is useful for me to have a rough idea of numbers, so when you receive news of each trip please do e-mail me in advance if you are definitely interested.
With all best wishes,
(Dr) S. Phillippo
Please contact Dr Phillippo direct through her email address firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending any of these events.
October 2016’s calendar of regular society events
3 October – Depicting the Dead: an insight into craniofacial analysis for forensic identification and archaeological investigation, Dr Eilidh Ferguson [BAS]
8 October – Death on the Nile: Uncovering Lives and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt [NEAES]
9 October – Bosworth 1485, Dr Glenn Foard [TILLVAS]
13 October – Mapping the Medieval Landscape of Cumbria, Dr Caron Newman [APPLEBY]
16 October – David Dippie Dixon Memorial Lectures: William Boyd and Controversy as well as Neanderthal Hunting and animal avoidance strategies, Professor Mark White [CCA]
19 October – The archaeology of St John Lateran and the transformation of Rome from Septimius Severus to Constantine, Professor Ian Haynes [ARCH & ARCH]
25 October – Children of the Revolution, Dr Becky Gowland [TAS]
26 October – Kirkharle, Rothley and Alnwick: the three Northumberland landscapes of Capability Brown, Nick Owen [SANT]
Details as to times and venues for all these events can be found in our Local Societies and Groups page (‘https://cbanorth.wordpress.com/local-societies-and-groups/‘) of our website.