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Newcastle upon Tyne

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Next Event; 28 April 2021, 6.00, Annual General Meeting for 2020 and monthly meeting, Somme Crosses of the Durham Light Infantry: a case study in memorialisation, Dr. Andrew Marriott.The AGM agenda and the Zoom details are in the Members' Section

Follow this link to find out about the Society, including how to join, and how you can keep in touch.

As from 1 January 2021, we are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration number, 1188638) Click here for our entry on the Charity Commission website. The Society operated for many years as an incorporated association with charitable status (registration number 230888) with the same name and the same charitable objects. Click here for the Charity Commission entry for the pre-2021 body. The new CIO will operate in the same way, with a membership which elects the trustees (Members of Council) and the officers of the Society. This more modern form of charitable status makes it easier for the Society to hold assets and make contracts, and offers the charity trustees the comfort of limited liability. 

We are also partners in the management of Newcastle Castle, and are signatories to the North East Statement Against Racism.

Coronavirus; changes to our activities

We have cancelled our planned programme of lectures in Newcastle University for the rest of 2020. I hope very much that we will be able to get back to some kind of normality in 2021, but much uncertainty still surrounds events so far ahead.

Our 2021 programme of lectures and other events will take place online until further notice. Please see our programme page for details. Inevitably technical challenges and last-minute changes will arise in such an improvised programme; please keep an eye on this website for changes.

The Membership Administrator and the Trustees are working remotely. Contact the membership administrator on Any contributor to Archaeologia Aeliana who sent hard copy manuscripts or disks into the office, please resubmit electronically, or contact the Society as soon as possible.  For financial queries, please contact the Society’s Treasurer at  Invoices need to be submitted electronically.

The Society has set aside limited funds to assist research or publication projects in its area of interest (archaeology and history of the historic counties of Northumberland and Durham) that have been developed while it is impossible to carry on normal work during the lockdown. Follow this link for more information.

Nick Hodgson, President

In the future, don’t forget your past