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Further March Events – this weekend and next week

CBA North News
In this issue we have a number of announcements for events this weekend and next week. As some are happening soon you will need to book up. More news of projects and publications that have recently been completed or been published will be coming your way soon!

As we noted last time, we have updated our Local Societies and Groups section of our website. It now has the details of one of our local groups – the Northern Archaeology Group – so please continue to let us know any further changes. It is to your benefit to keep us abreast of changes.

Please feel free to circulate our news around your own contacts, especially your local group if you are one of our group member reps. Even if you yourself cannot attend the meetings listed someone else might. As noted in our last email to you we are especially interested in your views and news! We have a number of news items from Cumbria, mid-Northumberland and Durham to come in our next issue.

Best wishes,

CBA North Committee

County Durham Archaeology Day 2019
David Mason, Principal Archaeologist at Durham County Council, has sent us details of this year’s County Durham Archaeology Day which is this Saturday. There is still some time to book your tickets if you would like to attend; clicking on the poster will take you to the online page.

CBA North will be having a stall there with a few publications for sale from £2 to £17 on a range of topics – feel free to say hello to the committee members there and let us know how we are doing as a regional group for you. Our group members the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, as well as Teesside Archaeological Society, will also be having stalls there.

Eastern Borders History Gathering
For those that may be more interested in the northern parts of the CBA North region you may be more interested in the Eastern Borders History Gathering to be also held on Saturday. In this case the focus is on north Northumberland and the adjoining Berwickshire part of the Scottish Borders.

Some members may well remember previous discussions about the size of the CBA North region. On looking back through the CBA North archive some members suggested expanding the size of the region to include southern Scotland!

A CBA National event in our region
Your views are particularly welcome at two events next week as well. The results of the survey carried out by CBA National last year, whose link we carried in the December email to you, have now been compiled. We and CBA National are keen to hear your further views to develop your membership and what you would like to do in the future.

All members of CBA North by whatever permutation of National-to-North, North-only, individual, joint, family, group and student category that you come under are welcome to take part in the following two events on Monday and Tuesday, 11th and 12th March.

Claire Shirtcliffe of Tricolor Associates writes;
“We are working with the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) to develop their audiences and help them understand what they can do to break down the barriers to people learning more about archaeology.

I am delighted to invite to you to a focus group session on 12th March  2019 at The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle at 6:30pm. If you would like to attend this session, please pre-register your attendance by emailing cba@tricolorassociates.co.uk with the following details: Your Name, Contact Number, Session slot and location (Newcastle).

If you can’t make the session, but would still love to be involved, we are organising an online webinar: “How to Make Archaeology Accessible for Different People” on 11th March 2019 at 7:30pm. Please visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3188015670057516556 to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We would be delighted if you were able to join us on the 12th March 2019 and look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Emma Shirtcliffe”

Once again CBA North Committee members will also be there to hear your views as we are the regional group within the local-regional-national group structure of CBA, but feel free to let us know your views at any other time.

Auckland Castle Public Lecture Programme 2015

Auckland Castle Public Lecture Programme 2015

The next lecture in the Auckland Castle Public Lecture Series takes place on 8th July. The title is  ‘The Man behind the Chapel: Bishop John Cosin’, and the speaker is Professor Anthony Milton, University of Sheffield.

For details of this event and others in this series please see Auckland Castle Public Lecture Programme %5b02.06.15%5d


World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015 – for booking details see the end of the message

Friday 19th June 2015, 6.00pm

Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham


“Sustainable Heritage through Building Surveying in the National Trust and Beyond”

 The talk will introduce the guiding principles and considerations surrounding the conservation of heritage and explore the role of sustainable practices, from setting standards to traditional skills, public engagement and education. It will then cover several case studies, including the conservation work done for National Trust properties, the recent major developments at Auckland Castle and the work on the Magna Carta Vault at Lincoln castle.

Nev Kirby is a well-respected member of the heritage sector within the North of England, with 35 years’ experience in the Building industry. Since 1994 he has been involved with the National Trust and partnering organisations and he is a member of the steering group for the North East Heritage Skills Initiative. Over the years he has been responsible for the repair and upkeep of around 4,000 built structures within the North East and Yorkshire. Some notable projects include his involvement in the developments of Auckland Castle as a visitor attraction and his work at Lincoln Castle for the Magna Carta display.

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

Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.

Would you also let Raffaella know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes. 

Details of our next lecture in August will be given near the time.


Auckland Castle: Princes of the Church and their Palaces: An international conference and public lectures 30th June to 4th July 2015

Princes of the Church and their Palaces: An international conference and public lectures 30th June to 4th July 2015

An international conference and series of public lectures exploring bishops’ and popes’ palaces across Britain and Europe, with a particular focus on the redevelopments at Auckland Castle.

Anyone with an interest in Auckland Castle itself or in historical monuments in general is warmly invited to attend and take part in discussions. The conference will be the fullest treatment of bishops’ and popes’ palaces ever undertaken.

Keynote speakers:
* Simon Thurley – English Heritage
What is special about bishops’ palaces? (Domestic performance of liturgy, private chapels, cloisters).

* Maureen C. Miller – University of California Berkley
Political and cultural significance of the Bishop’s Palace in Medieval Italy

* Malcolm Thurlby – York University, Toronto
Bishop Puiset’s Hall at Auckland Castle in relation to later Twelfth-Century episcopal halls in England.

For more information or to book your place visit
A printable poster for the conference is available to download here http://aucklandcastle.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6d0bd69e4596420ffdd0b48db&id=39588a1c38&e=f811e32e2c