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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 66, dated June 2019.

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The Fourteenth Pilgrimage of Hadrian's Wall starts today, 20 July! Seven days, two hundred people, four coaches with numerous stops and explanations along the wall. Read the opening press release here. Copies of our new book linked to the Pilgrimage, Hadrian's Wall 2009-2019, will be on sale at our 31 July Monthly Meeting.

Next event;  Monthly Meeting, 31 July, From Women's Rights to Human Rights: How the Struggle for the Vote Changed the World, Rosie Serdiville,Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University; Please note venue; follow this link for directions.

Breaking News; Archaeologia Aeliana is now online at Archaeological Data Services! All the volumes up to Series 5 vol 40 (2011) are freely available to any member of the public; those later than that are restricted to members only. To balance this good news, we do have to apologise for the very late publication of AA 2018; owing to a change of editor and various technical issues, it will now not be available until the end of August at earliest. We are really sorry about this, and will endeavour to do better for AA 2019.

Membership of Newcastle Antiquaries is open to anybody with an interest in the history and archaeology of the North East, and our library is open to the public.

Follow this link to send an e-mail to the office

Our aim is to promote the preservation, study and enjoyment of historical and archaeological heritage in general, and of the North East of England in particular. We have approaching 800 members, and always welcome new ones. Membership costs £20 per year for students, £40 for individual members, and £64 for joint members. Follow this link for more details.

We are the oldest provincial antiquarian society in the country, founded in 1813. Our library of over 30,000 books and journals is on the second floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock, and is open to the public. Follow this link for opening hours. We own many of the exhibits on display in museums in the region, and our large archives are deposited at Northumberland Archives. We currently have a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Unlocking the Archives, to make some more of our documents accessible.

News and Events

We have a full programme of  lectures, walks and visits, and social events, and we keep members notified of other events of interest around the region.

In July 2019 we will be hosting the Pilgrimage of Hadrian's Wall, along with our sister society the CWAAS. Follow this link for details of this. Please note; it is fully booked.

Contacting us

Our library and office are on the second floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock. Follow this link for further contact details.

 


 

Library and Collections

We are guardians of world-class collections of antiquities and archives, and we have a library of over 30,000 books and journals. Our library is open to the public.


Publications

We sponsor and publish research into North East history and archaeology of all periods


Keep up to date

 We run a regular e-mail circular. If you are a member and would like to be included on the e-mailing list, please e-mail the website editor.  Please note that, as required under the General Data Protection Regulations, we are no longer sending e-circulars or electronic copies of the News Bulletin to those from whom we have not received specific consent to do so. Members who have not consented default to receiving items by post only. You can of course resubscribe to our e-mail lists at any time; simply send us an e-mail, including your name and (if known) your membership number.

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We are a registered charity, registration number 230888. Click here for our entry on the Charity Commission website. We are also partners in the management of Newcastle Castle.

In the future, don’t forget your past