Future Meetings

We organise two annual Day Schools each year plus our AGM, usually held in July.

Dates for your diary:

News from the Past 2017 Saturday 4 March, 2017 in the Church Room at the Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX.

2017 Summer Field Day and Annual General Meeting: early July - date and venue to be confirmed

News from the Past 2017

Mike Hodder presenting at News from the Past 2016, © Copyright Sheena Payne-Lunn

Mike Hodder presenting at News from the Past 2016
© Copyright Sheena Payne-Lunn.

News from the Past: the latest Archaeological Discoveries in the West Midlands

Saturday 4 March, 2017, 10.00am - 5.00pm
The Church Room at the Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX

Fee: £20, CBA WM members may deduct £5. (Refreshments will be available but please bring your own lunch.)

This annual event, organised by the Council for British Archaeology West Midlands, includes several illustrated presentations about sites and objects from rural and urban parts of the region. Talks this year range from excavations of prehistoric and Roman sites and medieval churches and castles to studies of Roman brooches, lidar survey and recording, dating and restoring historic buildings.

Final Programme

The times and order of individual presentations may be subject to alteration

Chair: John Hunt (Vice-Chair, CBA West Midlands)
Welcome and introduction by Sheena Payne-Lunn, Chair CBA West Midlands
Castle Bromwich Castle - Mike Hodder
The Weavers' Cottages, Kidderminster: recording and restoring - Tim Cornah (Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology) and Sue Whitehouse (Worcestershire Buildings Preservation Trust)
Break - tea, coffee, biscuits
The Tilley Timber Project: Assessing the history of a small Shropshire hamlet through dendrochronology - George Nash (University of Bristol)
The Early Neolithic of the English Midlands: recent investigations at the Mavesyn Ridware and Alrewas causewayed enclosures - Paul Garwood (University of Birmingham)
12:30 - 1:00
A clash of cultures? The Romano-British West Midlands - Roger White (University of Birmingham)
  1:00 - 2:00
Lunch break (lunch not provided)
  2:00 - 2:30
Polden Hill brooches - Angie Bolton (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
  2:30 - 3:00
Peeling back the Layers at Under Whitle - a community archaeology project - Ian Parker Heath (Enrichment Through Archaeology)
  3:00 - 3:30
Break - tea, coffee, biscuits
  3:30 - 4:00
Holy Trinity church, Sutton Coldfield - Cathy Coutts (Archaeology Warwickshire)
  4:00 - 4:30
Prehistoric and Roman landscape at Hillmorton - Stuart Palmer (Archaeology Warwickshire)

Early application is advised

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