Other forthcoming events Attached below are the events programmes for a range of archaeological societies in the East Midlands and immediately beyond. Most of these societies’ events are open to non-members, although a small charge is sometimes made. Further events are listed by date below. Leicestershire’s CBA Festival of Archaeology launch: O2 Academy, University of Leicester, 4th July 2015, 1—4pm This afternoon event will launch the CBA’s annual Festival of Archaeology in Leicestershire. Come along to find out about some of the groups who will be arranging events as part of the Festival from 11th to 26th July: there will be a number of stands, and a series of talks to hear. See below for a copy of Leicestershire’s Festival leaflet. For more information about the Festival of Archaeology nationally, click here. Ice Age Journeys walk: Farndon, Newark, Nottinghamshire, 11th—12th and 18th—19th July 2015, 11am—12:30pm There will be a short walk along pavements and short grass to view the Ice Age site at Farndon, just outside Newark. Meet volunteers from the HLF- funded project Ice Age Journeys, who will talk about the work on this nationally important site and describe the landscape visited by hunters at the end of the Ice Age.  There will also be an opportunity to see some of the 14,000 year old flint tools discovered on the site. Walks start outside Hardy’s Farm Shop, Corner House Farm Hawton Lane, Farndon, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 3SD. Viking Warfare — in the light of new discoveries Jewry Wall Museum, St Nicholas Circle, Leicester City Council, LE1 4LB: Saturday 18th July, 2pm This illustrated talk will be given by Gareth Williams, British Museum Curator and a leading expert on the Vikings. There will also be book signings of some of Gareth’s many related publications, including Vikings: Life and Legend, Tutbury: ‘A Castle Firmly Built’, The Viking Ship, and Silver Economy in the Viking Age. Tickets cost £5 and can be pre-booked via the Museum on 0116 225 4971. Sherwood Forest Field Training School: King John’s Palace, Nottinghamshire, 10th—14th and 17th—21st August 2015 These two field schools will cover all aspects of archaeological excavation, and is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger. The cost is £250 per person for 5 days of training and experience in excavation, stratigraphy, contexts records, recording, drawing, photography, pottery identification, finds handling, finds processing, surveying and levelling, and much more. All techniques will be taught by archaeological experts from Mercian Archaeological Services CIC. Lunchtime seminars will provide the theory behind the practice. For further information, click here. Society of Church Archaeology Conference Oadby Conference Centre, University of Leicester: Friday 4th — Sunday 6th September 2015 This conference on rural churches and medieval landscapes includes a keynote lecture by Professor John Blair. There is also the opportunity for a private tour of Leicester Cathedral and the Richard III exhibit at the Greyfriars visitor centre, alongside visits to a number of churches in Leicestershire, including Colton Bassett, Little Dalby and Car Colston. Further information about the conference and instructions on how to register can be found by clicking here. Archaeological Excavations at Sheffield’s Manor Lodge 1969—2012 Central United Reford Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield: Wednesday 23rd September 2015, 7:30—9pm Peter Machan will be giving an illustrated talk on the archaeological excavations at the Manor Lodge, 1969—2012. This will be a unique look at work carried out at the site, and a rarely provided talk on the research undertaken into what may have originated as a medieval hunting lodge. Admission £2 for members of the Friends of Sheffield Castle, £3 for non-members. Do you have any upcoming events in the East Midlands that you would like to advertise on this page? Please send details to david.cba-em@virginmedia.com Made with Xara Web Designer East Midlands Council for British Archaeology East Midlands Group: Archaeology for all  Charity No. 1082287 Are you looking for the main CBA national site? Click here for archaeologyuk.org Council for British Archaeology Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology: click here South Yorkshire Industrial History Society: click here Derbyshire Archaeological Society: click here Yorkshire Archaeological Society: click here Hunter Archaeological Society: click here Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire: click here Elmet Archaeological Services Ltd: click here Retford and District Historical and Archaeological Society: click here Leicestershire Fieldworkers: click here Leicestershire Festival leaflet