Lots of things happening that CBA North Followers might want to be involved in – as well as the regular archaeological events – this week alone.
Tomorrow there are a pair of events for the Peregrini project as “An introduction to methods of archaeological practice” from 11am to 3pm at the Belford Community Club, West Street, NE70 7QE and there will also be a guided walk of the Green Shiel site on Lindisfarne led by Dr Rob Young, one of the excavators of the site. For details of both these events and to a book a place you should email Marc Johnstone at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
On Wednesday is the TILLVAS talk on “Whaling in the North-East” by Dr Tony Barrow.
ARCH AND ARCH RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION
On Thursday there is a reception for members of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, and those of the St Mary-le-Bow Trust, when the opening is carried out of a new exhibition at the Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, St Mary-le-Bow, which showcases the history and work of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, including information and finds from their excavations at Hornby Castle, near Catterick, in North Yorkshire. All ‘Arch and Arch’ Society members and members of the St Mary-le-Bow Trust are invited to the opening on Thursday 5 May at 7.00pm.
Their further events include May fieldwork and a June workshop as below.
AND ONE FOR NEXT WEEK AS WELL… A DURHAM WORLD HERITAGE SITE LECTURE
The next lecture in this series will be on Monday, 9 May, at 6pm, in Room PG20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green Library, Durham, but you will need to book this week to attend. This will be by Anna Brennand, Chief Executive at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, who will be speaking on “Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site: the Challenges of the Last 30 Years and the Opportunities for the Future”. The poster for the lecture is attached here.
This lecture discusses the challenges faced by the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and explain the opportunities these present for protecting its outstanding universal value, as the Site celebrates its 30 years designation – which, of course, Durham does this year as well.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. The lecture is free of charge. However, as places are limited, booking is necessary. Please reserve your place by writing to the organiser at email@example.com or contact the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre on 0191 334 3805.