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.
East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference: Transport Innovations of the Butterley Company
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Derbyshire, Saturday 9th May 2015
This conference is hosted by the Derbyshire Archaeological Society, with talks in the morning and field trips in the
afternoon. The event is open to all; tickets cost £18. For further information and a booking form, click here.
Book launch: Medieval Leicestershire
The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ: Sunday 10th May 2015, 1—4pm
Leicestershire Fieldworkers are pleased to announce the publication of their latest book Medieval Leicestershire, which
will be on sale on Sunday 10th May for £20 at Leicester Guildhall. The Guildhall and new medieval gallery will be open to
visitors, as will the Richard III Centre. The book can also be bought by filling in the form below.
Recording and Analysing Historic Buildings workshop: King’s Clipstone, Nottinghamshire, Saturday 16th May 2015
This all-day course with historic-buildings expert James Wright, of Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, costs £30 per
person. For more information and to book your place(s) click here.
Sherwood Forest Archaeological and Historical Bus Tours
Thursday 23rd July, Friday 4th September and Friday 2nd October 2015, 9:30am — 5:30pm
These tours, provided by archaeologists from Mercian Archaeological Services CIC as well as local historian and
archaeologist Peter Hammond, combine extensive local knowledge of historic Sherwood Forest with an opportunity to
ride on a vintage RouteMaster bus. Places visited along the way include Rufford Abbey, the Sherwood Forest National
Nature Reserve, King John’s Palace and Newstead. The tours depart from Nottingham and cost £17.50 for adults and £9
for children. For further information, click here.
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
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