Events

In this page we’ve listed all the regular local society events that we are told or heard about – this does not stop them or others being noted closer to the time as well, or additions being made to the page. If you can’t see your local society’s programme here, please let us know if you want that adding in.

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Enjoy! As ever check with the local society concerned for any further details that you may need. Their details can be found on our Local Societies and Groups page. The date below gives you when this listing was last updated.

AKE/01.03.2020

January 2020
6 January – The Glories of the Mine: Whitehaven and Perceptions of Cumbria’s ‘Energy’ Coast in the 1700s, Christopher Donaldson [KENDAL]
8 January – William Cowe & Son, the home of the Berwick Cockle, Cameron Robertson [TILLVAS]
9 January – AGM, Member’s Evening and an update on Dig Appleby!, Martin Railton, Trish Shaw, Kevin Mouncey and Sue Thompson [APPLEBY]
13 January – Jet Mines in the North Yorkshire Moors, Chris Twigg [Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society]
13 January – The Lowick Heritage Trails, John Daniels and Philip Hanson [Lowick Heritage Group]
15 January – The Durham River Wear Assemblage, Gary Bankhead [NAG]
17 January – Carrock Mine; Before, During and After the First World War, Warren Allison [CARLISLE]
18 January – Cesspits, Sewers and Sanitation: Waste Treatment in the Medieval Urban Townscape, Don O’Meara [ARCH & ARCH]
25 January – Investigations around rock art panels at Carr Edge Farm, near Fourstones, Hexham, Rock art in context, Ravensheugh Crags and Rock art in the Canary Islands, Andy Curtis, Phil Bowyer and Paul Frodsham respectively [ALTOGETHER]
25 January – Colossal Egyptian Statues, Daniel Elcoat [NEAES]
28 January – AGM and The Auckland Project: Bishop Auckland and excavations at Auckland Castle, John Castling [TAS]
29 January – Anniversary Meeting: John William Chater and the Song of the Carrion Chro [sic]: Satire in mid-Victorian Newcastle, Derek Cutts [SOCANTS]

February 2020
3 February – The King’s High Castle, David Silk [BAS]
3 February – Hadrian’s Wall: Bruce, Clayton, Richardson and the creation of the modern wall, David Breeze [KENDAL]
5 February – Old Melrose, Margaret Collin [TILLVAS]
5 February – NOWTAG AGM and Presentations [TYNEDALE]
10 February – “Peace, Hoo – Bally Ray”: Low Flying along the Tees from Redcar and Marske Airfields 1909-19, Phil Philo [Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society]
10 February – Twixt Thistle and Rose: Uncovering Berwick Borough Archives, Linda Bankier [Lowick Heritage Group]
10 February – The North Pennines in the Early Middle Ages, David Petts [LUNESDALE]
11 February – title and speaker to be confirmed [NEWCOMEN]
12 February – Defending Brancepeth, Penny Middleton [NAG]
13 February – A Medieval Bloomery at Loch Awe, Richard McGregor [APPLEBY]
14 February – The Roman Lanes; Excavations in Carlisle, John Zant [CARLISLE]
14 February – A Review of Saltmaking in Cumberland, Andrew Fielding [WCAS]
20 February – The 2019 Season at Linbrig, John Nolan [CCA]
22 February – A Grand Tour of Roman Scotland, Andrew Tibbs [ALTOGETHER]
22 February – Finding Crin’s Fremlington, Perry Gardner [ARCH & ARCH]
25 February – A Grand Tour of Roman Scotland, Andrew Tibbs [TAS]
26 February – A history of the walled garden at Alnwick Castle, Jenny Proctor [SOCANTS]

March 2020
2 March – Whitby Abbey, Tony Wilmott [BAS]
2 March – Prehistoric Sites nearby Duddo Stones and Roughting Linn, Allan Colman [Bowsden Heritage Group]
2 March – Copt Howe: excavating Neolithic rock art in Great Langdale, Aaron Watson [KENDAL]
4 March – A Policeman’s Lot, 1750 to 1950, Ian Roberts [TILLVAS]
7 March – A Ptolemaic Lady of Montrose, Espionage and Robert Burns, Daniel Potter [NEAES]
9 March – Cleveland during the Second World War, Stuart McMillan [Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society]
9 March – Whisky and Gin Smuggling in the Cheviots and Borders, Graeme Watson [Lowick Heritage Group]
9 March – Investigation of the Rusland Charcoal Industry, Rebecca Cadbury-Simmons [LUNESDALE]
11 March – Hidden in Plain Sight – Revealing the forgotten monuments of northern England, Emma Watson [NAG]
12 March – Copt Howe Excavation, Great Langdale, Aaron Watson [APPLEBY]
13 March – St Michael’s Church, Workington: Excavation of an Early Medieval Cemetery, Adam Parsons [CARLISLE]
14 March – CAREing for rock art in the UK and Ireland, Myra Gisen [ARCH & ARCH]
18 March – A road through time – the Archaeology of the A1 upgrade scheme in North Yorkshire, Johnnie Shipley [CCA]
21 March – Technology and home, and Old Melrose, Andy Curtis and Margaret Collin respectively [ALTOGETHER]
25 March – The discovery and excavation of the Roman baths at Wallsend (Segedunum) in 2014-15, Nick Hodgson [SOCANTS]
31 March – Archaeology and the environment on Teesside, Jenny Morrison [TAS]

April 2020
6 April – title to be confirmed, Alison Sheridan [BAS]
6 April – Neighbours and Neighbourhoods 1900-1940, Elizabeth Watson [KENDAL]
8 April – AGM and Recent developments in Iron Age archaeology in the North-East, Richard Carlton [TILLVAS]
9 April – The Prehistory of Dumfries and Galloway, Warren Baillie [APPLEBY]
15 April – Patterns of Movement: prehistoric rock art in the Cumbrian Fells, Kate Sharpe [NAG]
17 April – Henry Hobhouse’s Tour Through Cumbria in 1774, Christopher Donaldson [CARLISLE]
18 April – Medieval Pottery Project, Tony Metcalfe [ARCH & ARCH]
20 April – Two Hundred Years of Lowick Lime, 1680s-1890s, Julie Gibbs [Lowick Heritage Group]
20 April – AGM and Review of the High Carlingill Excavations [LUNESDALE]
21 April – Learning through Archaeology: Killingworth ‘Billy’, Michael Bailey and Peter Davidson [NEWCOMEN]
23 April – The Bamburgh Ossuary, Jessica Turner [CCA]
27 April – AGM and Member’s Evening [Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society]
28 April – Altogether Archaeology, Tony Metcalfe [TAS]
29 April – Landscapes of the Great Depression in the North East, Ronan O’Donnell [SOCANTS]

May 2020
4 May – The Sound of Early Medieval Music, Graeme Lawson [BAS]
6 May – The Salcombe Shipwreck, Dr Ben Roberts [TILLVAS]
7 May – AGM and the Rev. A Scott of Rothbury, Adam Welfare [CCA]
13 May – Travels in Egypt, Peter Topping [NAG]
16 May – Mini Study Day on Tutankhamun, Penny Wilson [NEAES]
26 May – Bronze Age metals and mobility in Northeast England, Ben Roberts [TAS]
27 May – The way of the sword: New insights into Bronze Age fighting practices, Andrea Dolfini [SOCANTS]
30 May – The Friendly Desert; Recording the Landscape of the Hatnub Alabaster Quarries, Hannah Pethen [NEAES]
Date to be announced – AGM [ARCH & ARCH]

June 2020
1 June – Lumps, Bumps & Fairy Tales – the Joys of Field Archaeology, Dugald McInnes [BAS]
3 June – Doon Hill Revisited, Prof Ian Ralston [TILLVAS]
24 June – Putting the prehistory of the Northern Pennines on the map: discoveries made during English Heritage’s Miner-Farmer Landscapes Projects, Alastair Oswald [SOCANTS]
30 June – County Durham: a round-up of recent archaeological work, David Mason [TAS]

July 2020
11 July – The Princesses’ Burial; New Research in the Valley of the Kings KV63, Prof Susanne Bickel [NEAES]
18 July – Festival of Archaeology lecture: St Godric and Finchale Priory, Margaret Coombes [ARCH & ARCH]
29 July – The Trench Art Some Crosses of the Durham Light Infantry – a case study in memorialisation, Andrew Marriott [SOCANTS]

August 2020
26 August – Airy citadels, tyrannous cacti, Mycenae’s astonishing stones: Belsay Hall and Sir Charles Monck’s travel diaries, Susanna Phillippo [SOCANTS]

September 2020
7 September – Dere Street – one of the Border Roads, David Jones [BAS]
14 September – A general approach to the Yorkshire Lead Smelting Mills, Richard Lamb [Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society]
17 September – title to be confirmed on the north east lead industry, Greg Finch [CCA]
26 September – title to be confirmed, Paul Brown [ARCH & ARCH]
29 September – Deceptively Spacious: Durham Castle and the walls survey, Richard Annis [TAS]
30 September – In defence of Brancepeth: the medieval origins of Brancepeth Castle, Penny Middleton [SOCANTS]

October 2020
5 October – Inscriptions & Sculptures in the Quarries of Hadrian’s Wall, Jon Allison [BAS]
10 October – Heritage is more precious than oil: teaching pupils about the past in Jordan, Arwa Badan [ARCH & ARCH]
10 October – David Dippie Dixon lectures: titles to be confirmed on the Ness of Brodgar, Nick Card [CCA]
10 October – Function and Use of Terracotta and other figurines in the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods in Egypt, Ross Thomas [NEAES]
27 October – title and speaker to be confirmed [TAS]
28 October – ‘The Crack in the Ice’, Women and Property and the making of the Married Woman’s Property Act 1870, Bob Morris [SOCANTS]

November 2020
2 November – Questions of Identity – some recent case studies on the Vikings in Scotland, including the warrior from Auldhame, East Lothian, Caroline Paterson [BAS]
7 November – The Station in The Hills and The Eastern End of the Stanhope and Tyne Railway, Brian Page and Peter Leech respectively [ALTOGETHER]
14 November – Fire, War and Flood: Destruction and Reconstruction of World Heritage Sites, Christopher Doppelhoffer [ARCH & ARCH]
21 November – Annual Study Day: Lost Tombs and AGM [NEAES]
24 November – title and speaker to be confirmed [TAS]
25 November – The Geology of Newcastle Cathedral, Derek Teasdale [SOCANTS]

December 2020
7 December – Relics, Sophie Moore [BAS]

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