Another cancellation for you today – the Newcastle Antiquaries lecture tonight – has just been cancelled. (This is possibly a unique occurrence in the over 200+ years of The Society).The lecture will, hopefully, be rescheduled for later.
We have heard through the course of today that the Mining Institute lecture tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, as well as the Coquetdale Community Archaeology meeting on Thursday, 1 March, have both been cancelled due to the weather!
As yet we’ve not heard about any cancellation of events this weekend or the March events planned for next week, as listed upon our Events page, but will let you with an email if necessary.
CBA North News A quick email to update Members and Followers of events this week. The final week of February sees three events that we know of, as well as the chance to book up for a regular March event.
It is all go despite the snow! Take care out there!
CBA North Committee, 27.02.2018
Tonight’s TAS lecture: the Portable Antiquities Scheme Following on from our earlier notice of the Durham talk on treasure hoards, with a particularly Bronze age focus, Ben Westwood is talking to the Teesside Archaeological Society tonight. His topic is The Portable Antiquities Scheme in County Durham, Darlington and Teesside: Recent Finds of Note. Those Members who attended last year’s AGM will recall details of the scheme outlined in the talk following the business, here you’ll hear of some more and more recent finds.
Other lectures This week also sees two other lectures – both at the Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne. Tomorrow morning sees;
…whilst the evening sees the regular lecture of The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle at 6pm with Diana Whaley talking on Northumberland and its Names c.1860 – new light from the Ordnance Survey Name Books.
Durham Archaeology Day Bookings are now open for the ever popular County Durham Archaeology Day which this year is on Saturday 10th March from 9.45 to 4.15pm at the Council Chamber, County Hall, Durham. This year sees talks on;
Further research on the remains of the Scottish soldiers found at Palace Green.
Investigations at Auckland Castle.
A community excavation at Piercebridge Roman fort.
Historic Building Recording at 34, Saddler Street, Durham.
A new Roman military diploma from Lanchester
At £16.00 per person (students £12.00) tickets include buffet lunch and refreshments mid-morning and mid-afternoon. To book and pay for a place online follow the linkhttp://www.durham.gov.uk/doitonline and click Archaeology Day from the services listed. Alternatively telephone 03000 260 000 to book a place and pay over the phone.
CBA North News A quick email to update Members and Followers of two events happening during the start of this week. There are other events to come this week alone, and others again to come in February more generally, which we’ll let you know of. CBA North Committee continue full of busy, including further updates to ourEvents page on the website; some near 50 events are listed there. We’ll aim to send you some more news later in the week.
CBA North Committee, 05.02.2018
Tonight’s BAS lecture The lecture series of two of the many local groups within the CBA North region start this month. Tonight Fraser Hunter, Principal Curator of Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology at the National Museum of Scotland, will be talking to the Border Archaeological Society at Berwick on Scotland’s Early Silver – from Roman Silver to Pictish Bling.
This talk will describe how this precious material helped in shaping Scotland, linking in with the currentexhibition Scotland’s Early Silver in Edinburgh. The talk is at the Berwick Parish Church Hall, Berwick upon Tweed, at 7.30.
Wednesday’s TillVAS lecture Also in Northumberland TillVAS hold their second lecture of 2018 on Wednesday, though this time in a different Wooler venue to normal.
Non-members of either group are welcome to attend these meetings. For more details of both these local groups see our Local Societies and Groups website page. (Please let us know of any 2018 alterations to this page).