Other forthcoming events
Attached below are the events programmes for a range of archaeological societies in the South Midlands. These societies’
events are open to non-members, although a small charge is sometimes made. Further events are listed by date below.
Archaeology in Milton Keynes: a new exhibition at Westcroft Library
Westcroft Library, Westcroft District Centre, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DD, 23rd January — 27th March 2014
This exhibition displays some of the highlights from archaeological work undertaken across the borough in the last 7 years. See
below for further details.
Our Greensand Heritage Part 2: Flitwick Library lecture room, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Monday 3rd March 2014, 7:45pm
Stephen Coleman, Historic Environment Information Officer for Central Bedfordshire Council, will be speaking to the Ampthill
and District Archaeological and Local History Society about the Roman to mediaeval history of the Greensand Ridge. Entry
costs £2 for members and £2.50 for visitors, payable on the door.
Medieval Villages of Milton Keynes
Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, MK3 6BJ: Thursday 6th March 2014, 8pm
Helen Jones will be speaking to the Bletchley Archaeological and Historical Society. Entry costs £3 for visitors.
The Anglo-Saxon burial at West Hanney and the origins of Wessex
Coach House, Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, Oxfordshire: Saturday 8th March 2014, 3pm
Professor Helena Hamerow will be talking about the discovery of the burial and an opulent, garnet-inlaid brooch. These finds
shed new light on the way in which power and identity were expressed in the Upper Thames Valley in the 7th-century AD, a
crucial period in the formation of the West Saxon state. Tickets are £7 and are available in advance from The Oxfordshire
Museum (01993 814106), Trevor Hendy (01993 812103) or the Woodstock Bookshop (01993 812760), or on the day at the venue.
Refreshments are available before and after the lecture.
Tales of the Bedford High Street
Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Putnoe Heights, Bedford, MK41 8EB: Wednesday 12th March 2014, 7:30pm
Richard Wildman will be showing the Bedford Architectural, Archaeological and Local History Society slides and talking about
the history of the High Street, with special reference to those properties which have been included in the Borough Council’s
Townscape Heritage Initiative project. Entry costs £2 for visitors.
Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society’s Field and Records Group — Open Evening
Lowndes Room, Chesham Town Hall, Chesham, Buckinghamshire: Friday 21st March 2014, 8pm
Talks and displays by the Field and Records groups about the highlights of the past year. Entry costs £1 for members and £3 for
The St John’s College Mass Burial: Massacre or Misfortune?
Coach House, Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, Oxfordshire: Saturday 29th March 2014, 3—5pm
Professor Mark Pollard will be talking about the discovery in 2008 of the remains of around 37 young men in the grounds of St
John's College, Oxford. Savagely slaughtered and dumped in a ditch, around the end of the 10th-century AD, were these the
physical remains of the historically-documented St Brice’s Day Massacre in AD1002? Mark’s lecture will reveal how isotopic
analysis has resolved the mystery. Tickets are £7 and are available in advance from The Oxfordshire Museum (01993 814106),
Trevor Hendy (01993 812103) or the Woodstock Bookshop (01993 812760), or on the day at the venue. Refreshments are
available before and after the lecture.
Whitehall Roman Villa
Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, MK3 6BJ: Thursday 3rd April 2014, 8pm
Steven Young will be speaking to the Bletchley Archaeological and Historical Society. Entry costs £3 for visitors.
The Castles of Bedfordshire
Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Putnoe Heights, Bedford, MK41 8EB: Wednesday 9th April 2014, 7:30pm
James Scott Petre will be using maps and modern photographs to show the Bedford Architectural, Archaeological and Local
History Society the remains of the many castles of Bedfordshire, from the substantial and well preserved motte and bailey
castles of Cairnhoe and Yielden to those whose remains can only be seen as indistinct earthworks. Bedford castle is now
recognised through Castle Mound, and modern archaeology has uncovered secrets of its past, some of which will be revealed
here. Entry costs £2 for visitors.
The Nene and Ouse valleys in the Palaeolithic period
Oundle Methodist Church, Drummingwell Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4AA: Friday 2nd May 2014, 8pm
Dr Mark White will be speaking on research he has carried out into this period in the Fenland river valleys of Cambridgeshire.
Entry costs £2 for visitors.
Forum for Societies 2014: York, Saturday 17th May 2014
The CBA is hosting a one-day forum for local archaeological and historical societies and community groups from across the UK
to come together to explore common issues and share good practice. Click here for further details.
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Henley Archaeological & Historical Group (please note that the February and March talks
will be held at the Kempster Hall in the Christ Church Centre, Reading Road)
Archaeology in Marlow
Marlow Archaeological Society
Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society
Wolverton & District Archaeological and Historical Society
Archaeology in Milton Keynes