We’ve just heard of this Saturday’s lecture of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland – the ‘Arch & Arch’ of the Events page of our website – has been cancelled tomorrow afternoon. The lecture will, hopefully, be rescheduled for later this month.
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).
With autumn quickly changing to winter our announcements change to notices and events summarising work carried out of previous projects and this year as well. This week’s events follow that trend, so here is a reminder of two events we’ve previously noticed, as well as a third in Scotland, which might be of interest to you.
We already have details for 2018 events from some of the local groups. If you would like to send round details of your group’s events for what is the most read of our emails at the start of the year for everyone else to see, please feel free to send them on.
CBA North Committee 13.11.2017
The Willington Waggonway
The Arbeia Society Conference
Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders Archaeology Conference Here’s another event also happening on Saturday which might also be of interest.
The programme for this day can be found here. Online bookings can be madehere.
CBA North News Some last minute news of further events this weekend that might interest you. If you would like to attend the events organised by the Northumberland National Park on Saturday and Sunday, then you’ll need to book up today.
CBA North Committee 13.10.2017
Northumberland National Park events Northumberland National Park are running a pair of events this weekend. These are;
…and on Sunday there is a guided walk of Lordenshaw and Simonside. Again you will need to book up for this which you can do following thislink.
The English Renaissance Herbal and its European Antecedents On Saturday morning there is another lecture to be held by the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Marie Addyman will talk at 1030 at the Clore Suite, the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, upon at the centuries of European and English precedents which local man William Turner of Morpeth, the ‘Father of English Botany’, drew upon in his A New Herball of 1551 to 1568.
Turner’s work is considered to be the first herbal in English to give accurate descriptions of the plants listed as well as their medical uses, but he did not invent the genre. This event includes a lecture and exhibition of materials held by the society.
A reminder about Saturday’s Arch & Arch lecture In case you missed our earlier email with the change in details for the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland’s lecture, a quick reminder with the poster below for the change in details of Saturday afternoon’s lecture is below.