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Skeleton Science Exhibition

Skeleton Science exhibition, until 31st August:

From Bede’s World:

Discover how scientists find out about the past by looking at skeletal remains and explore the fascinating work of bioarchaeologists.


With hands-on activities to test your skills, you will discover how cutting edge science is helping to solve some of the greatest archaeological and medical mysteries.

See http://www.bedesworld.co.uk/skeleton-science/ for further details

Bede’s World Saturday Lecture 27th June

Excavation of two Anglo-Saxon period farmsteads in Brows Pasture, Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire.

David Johnson from the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust will be talking on the above topic at Bede’s World on Saturday 27th June

The talks start at 12pm, and generally last for an hour

Jarrow Lecture 2015: Bede and Architectural History

The 58th Jarrow Lecture will be on Bede and Architectural History, and will be given by Dr. Richard Gem. It will be given on Friday the 22nd of May 2015, at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church.

Dr. Richard Gem is part of the British Archaeological Association. He joined in 1971. He served as Hon. Secretary from 1973 to 1975 (during which term he instituted the present series of medieval art and architecture conferences); he was President from 1983 to 1989.  He followed a career in heritage management, latterly as Secretary of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission, until his retirement.

At the same time he has pursued his ongoing academic research and publication in the field of European architecture from late Roman to Romanesque.

Everybody is welcome, just turn up.

The Anglo-Saxon World- Bede’s World and Durham University Mini Module

The Anglo-Saxon World is a mini module run at Bede’s World by Durham University Archaeology Department. This is a short intensive module for the public which requires no previous knowledge of the subject area, but it does take participants in-depth into an exploration of the early medieval world of Bede.

Join us to learn about health and disease in the early medieval era, find out how people ate and how they lived their lives. Our evening sessions will run in the museum giving unrivalled and unique evening access to exhibits and the reconstructed Anglo-Saxon farm.

The mini module consists of 8 sessions run on Thursday evenings 7.00 – 8.30pm and costs £7.50 per person per session, or £35 per person for a block of all 8 sessions. The module starts on the Thursday 30th of April, and runs until the 18th of June 2015. To book, contact Claire Douthwaite on 0191 489 2106 ext 209.

For more information: http://www.bedesworld.co.uk/the-anglo-saxon-world-mini-module/

World of Bede, Church Bank, Jarrow Saturday Lectures

World of Bede, Church Bank, Jarrow

Saturday lectures:

March 28th Bone Flutes Helen Leaf

April 25th Bede and the Bible Franklin Harkins, University of Durham.

June 27th Excavation of two Anglo-Saxon period farmsteads in Brows Pasture, Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire.
David Johnson, Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust.

October 31st Architecture & Liturgy in Anglo-Saxon England  Helen Gittos, University of Kent.

All lectures take place at 12 noon

Shadows in the Sand: Discover, excavation and analysis of a Viking age ceremony- 7/3/15

Bede’s World, Church Bank, Jarrow

Shadows in the Sand – Saturday talk

7th March 12.00pm

“The next talk in our Saturday talk program will be ‘Shadows in the Sand: Discover, excavation and analysis of a Viking age ceremony’, and will be delivered by Adam Parsons from Oxford Archaeology. This talk takes the place of the February talk, so there will be two in March.

It is on the subject of a major Viking site excavation in Cumwhitton in Cumbria.”

Bede’s World 2015

Bede’s World Saturday Talks

The Saturday Talks programme for 2015 starts on Saturday 31st January when we will welcome Franklin Harkins from the University of Durham to speak on, ‘Bede and the Bible’.

A couple of points to note, the museum is closed in January and so there will be no café facilities for this first talk we will, however, have tea and coffee available in the conference room. Also, our second talk of the year, due to take place on 28th February has been postponed by a week and the new date is Saturday 7th March. This talk will be given by Adam Parson from Oxford Archaeology on ‘Shadows in the sand: discovery, excavation and analysis of a Viking age cemetery.’

Anglo Saxon Tools Talk- Bedes World- 25/10/14

Bede’s World Museum, Church Bank, Jarrow

12noon, 25 October

A talk by Dennis Riley about Anglo-Saxon Tools.  Dennis Riley is a well-respected author and has published a book on Anglo-Saxon Tools. He tells us ‘the tools used in Anglo-Saxon England were much like those found elsewhere in Europe at that time. They have been found in graves and buried tool-hoards. Others seem to be accidental losses or to have been discarded due to wear or damage. Most are surprisingly like those in use today.’ 

Exhibition: Banners of the North, Bedes World

Bede’s World, Jarrow

Bede’s World is hosting Banners of the North – an array of medieval treasures, on loan from the British Museum – which highlight how the area changed following the invasion of William the Conqueror.

Among them are a 15th century gold signet ring, believed to have belonged to the Percy family during the Wars of the Roses, a gold pendant depicting St George slaying the dragon and the magical St George Amulet ring.