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.
Sherwood Forest Field Training School: King John’s Palace, Nottinghamshire, 17th—21st August 2015
This field school 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.
Leicestershire’s Archaeology: three series of lectures
Donington le Heath, Lutterworth and Oakham: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in September and October 2015
Peter Liddle MBE, former County Archaeologist for Leicestershire, is running three series of six lectures relating to
Leicestershire’s archaeology: The Archaeology of Leicestershire in 6 Projects, A Long View of Leicestershire Archaeology,
and The Romans in Leicestershire and Rutland. See below for further information and booking arrangements.
Excavations at the Iron Age hillfort at Burrough Hill
Rosebery Medical Centre, Rosebery Street, Loughborough, LE11 5DX: Thursday 3rd September 2015, 7:15—9:15pm
John Thomas, co-director of the University of Leicester Archaeological Services’ training and research project at
Burrough Hill, will be giving this talk to the Loughborough Coin and Search Society. Admission is free; tea, coffee and
light refreshments are provided for a small donation.
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.
Visiting the Landscape of the Corieltauvi
Attenborough Nature Centre and Reserve, Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham, NG9 6DY: Friday 18th — Sunday
20th September 2015
This autumn gathering of the Society of Ley Hunters includes a series of talks on Friday 18th and site visits on the
following two days. Click here for further details.
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
Local Heritage Engagement Network Training: Activism, advocacy, and supporting your heritage
King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EP: Saturday 3rd October 2015, 10am — 5pm
At this event you will hear from local authority archaeologists about the challenges and threats facing archaeology and
heritage services, and from community groups who are currently engaging in advocacy and seeing positive results. There
will also be two discussion sessions. See below for further information, or click here to book.
East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference: New Sights at Old Sites — Old railways, Coal Mining and Windmills
Village Hall, Main Street, Swannington Leicestershire LE67 8LQ: Saturday 10th October 2015
This event comprises a morning of talks followed by an afternoon of site visits. See below for further information.
Tickets cost £15; the deadline for booking is 25th September.
Lincolnshire Archaeology Day: Art and Archaeology
The Collection Museum, Danesgate, Lincoln, LN2 1LP: Saturday 17th October 2015, 9:30am — 4:30pm
This annual event is hosted by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. Talks will include: 'Anglo-Saxon Art'
(Kevin Leahy, British Museum); 'Artistic Highlights’ (Adam Daubney, Portable Antiquities Officer: Lincolnshire); 'Migration-
period' (Tony Martin); and 'Resurrection of the Bull' (a unique discovery displayed in the museum: Antony Lee, Curator of
Archaeology). Booking deadline 1st October 2015. £35 for non-members of SLHA. For the full programme and registration
form, click here to visit the SLHA website.
From Beef to Venison: human-animal relationships at Wigmore Castle
St Christopher’s Church, 50 Trenant Rd, Leicester, LE2 6UA: Friday 15th January 2016, 7:15pm
Stephanie Vann will be giving this talk to the Vaughan Archaeological and Historical Society. Entry for non-members is £3.
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