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29 Jan, 6.00,  Derek Cutts, John William Chater and the Song of the Carrion Chro [sic]: Satire in mid-Victorian Newcastle. This is also the Anniversary Meeting; follow these links for the agenda and a background paper. You can also look here at the Draft Constitution for a CIO, and our revised statutes under the proposal. Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University.

26 Feb, 6.00,  Jenny Proctor, A history of the walled garden at Alnwick Castle. Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

14 March, Wylam Station to Newburn Waggonway Denis Peel, meet 10.15am at Wylam Railway Station. Lunch at Keelman Pub at Newburn, finish 16.00 at Wylam Station.

25 March, 6.00, Nick Hodgson, The discovery and excavation of the Roman baths at Wallsend (Segedunum) in 2014-15. Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

24 April, 6.00, Ronan O’Donnell, Landscapes of the Great Depression in the North East. Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

27 May, 6.00,  Andrea Dolfini, The way of the sword: New insights on Bronze Age fighting practices. Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

13 June, 10.30  Once Brewed to Housesteads and Roman Vindolanda Marta Alberti. Meet 10.30am at The Sill, Once Brewed, Hexham, NE47 7AN (parking £5). Does not include Housesteads Fort visit.   Some steep slopes involved. Bus (£4 ticket) Housesteads to Vindolanda (entry £7.84). Bus return to The Sill

19 June, 6.00, Summer Social, Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats, NE30 4PZ. Follow this link for the booking form.

24 June, 6.00, Alastair Oswald, Putting the prehistory of the north Pennines on the map: discoveries made during English Heritage’s Miner-Farmer Landscapes Projects, Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

29 July, 6.00, Andrew Marriott, The Trench Art Somme Crosses of The Durham Light Infantry - A case study in memorialisation. Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

26 Aug, 6.00, Susanna Phillippo, Airy citadels, tyrannous cacti, Mycenae’s astonishing stones: Belsay Hall and Sir Charles Monck’s travel diaries, Venue TBC

30 Sept, 6.00, Penny Middleton, In defence of Brancepeth: the medieval origins of Brancepeth Castle, Venue TBC

28 Oct, 6.00,  Public lecture, Bob Morris, 'The Crack in the Ice', Women and Property and the making of the Married Women's Property Act 1870, Venue Curtis Auditorium Herschel Building, Newcastle University

25 Nov, 6.00, Derek Teasdale, The Geology of Newcastle Cathedral, Venue TBC

There will also be Coffee House Seminars and Summer Walks; look for details later in 2020.

In the future, don’t forget your past