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2018 Programme

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Please note: For access for our monthly meetings in the Mining Institute lecture theatre for those with mobility problems, the Institute’s volunteers can open the side door (down the alleyway) which allows access with one step only into the theatre. Our meeters and greeters will be looking out for people who would appreciate this. Alternatively, phone the Institute in advance, on 0191 232 2201, or e-mail them to arrange this

2018 programme

28 Feb, 6.00, Northumberland and its Names c.1860 — New light from the Ordnance Survey Name Books, Diana Whaley. Mining Institute.

28 Mar, 6.00, A frontier and community in transition: The Tungrian Vindolanda, Andrew Birley, Mining Institute.

25 April, 6.00, AGM and Lecture, Scotland’s Law Lords v. Northumbrians Behaving Badly - a look at crossborder crime, Margaret Fox. Mining Institute.  Follow this link for AGM agenda

12 May, Country Meeting, Kiplin Hall, near Richmond, 9.00 pick up from Bewick Street. Booking form

19 May, Country Walk, The Roman Circle Line, led by Maria Alberti. Meet 10.00 am at the Roman Army Museum, circular walk of around 1 hour 15 mins, then head to Vindolanda for lunch. Charges apply at the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda.

30 May, 6.00, Hoppy North: The Practice, Meaning and Sensory Experience of Brewing Beer in Rural Northumberland, 1560-…., Leona Skelton. Mining Institute.

19 June, 6.00, Summer Social Evening, St Ann's Church, Breamish Street, NE1 2DD. Tour of the church and the area led by Mike Greatbatch, followed by a buffet. Further details and a booking form in spring 2018.

27 June, 6.00, The North East Coast Exhibition 1929, John Griffiths, Mining Institute.

25 July, 6.00, John Clayton: Excavator, Collector and Conservator, Frances McIntosh, Mining Institute.

29 August, 6.00, William Corbett’s bookshop: a seventeenth-century Newcastle bookseller and his books, Claire Boreham, Mining Institute. Follow this link for the website Claire has created, on which you can browse the shelves of his shop.

1 September, Walk, Newcastle's Ancient Hospitals, led by Lawrence Bryson. Meet 10.30 am at Haymarket South African War Memorial. Finish 12.30 pm at the Guildhall.

22 September, Country Meeting, Edinburgh; National Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Cost £20, 9.00 pick up from Bewick Street. Booking form

26 September, 6.00, Collecting at Alnwick Castle: engraved gems in the collection of the Duke of Northumberland, Claudia Wagner, Mining Institute

31 Oct, Public Lecture,  The Great Wall Story — the way I have discovered it, William Lindesay, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University,

28 Nov, Impressing People. Seals and medieval society, Elizabeth New, Lecture Theatre 3,  Herschel Building, Newcastle University.

Events that have already taken place

31 January, 6.00, Anniversary Meeting and Lecture, The saint and the devil: St Cuthbert
and the Vikings,
Max Adams. Mining Institute. Follow this link for the Anniversary Meeting notice, and this one for details of Max's new book on Aelfred's Britain.


Follow this link for previous years' programmes

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