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2019 programme

  • 25 Sept, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, (Re)discovering Ava, The Achanavich Beaker Burial Project, Maya Hoole, Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University; Please note venue; follow this link for directions.
  • 16 Oct, 6.30-.8.30, next in our series of short Coffee House Seminars in the basement cinema at Quilliam Brothers Tea House.Theme; memorialisation and the archaeology of remembering. Speakers; Dr. Eric Tourigny, on archaeological surveys of pet cemeteries, Dr. Andrew Marriott, on the memorialisation of WWI through trench material culture and trench art in the North East, and Sarah Rosen, on forensic anthropology research on clandestine mass graves from WW1 and from the present in “post-conflict” Guatemala.   Only 21 spaces, free for all but must register by e-mail
  • 30 Oct, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, The Manorial Documents Register for Northumberland, Sue Wood, Room 2.98, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University. Please note venue; follow this link for directions.
  • 13 Nov, 6.30-.8.30, last in the 2019 series of short Coffee House Seminars in the basement cinema at Quilliam Brothers Tea House.  Three speakers for 20 minutes each, plenty of time for discussion, further details to be announced. Only 21 spaces, free for all but must register by e-mail
  • 27 Nov, 6.00, Public Lecture, Finding Ralph Taylor, Keith Wrightson, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Events that have already taken place

  • Jan 5, Winter Walk, led by Alan Beale, looking at Newcastle's architecture in the light of our recent publication Capital Newcastle
  • Jan 30, Monthly Meeting, Northumberland and its Names c. 1860 — New light from the Ordnance Survey Name Books, Diana WhaleyThis was also our Anniversary Meeting; follow this link for the Agenda. Follow this link to read the summary in the June 2019 News Bulletin.
  • 27 Feb, Monthly Meeting, Excavations at Derwentcote; an Analysis of Nineteenth Century Workers' Housing, Rob Young. Follow this link to read the summary in the June 2019 News Bulletin.
  • 13 Mar, Coffee House Seminar in the basement cinema at Quilliam Brothers Tea House.  Three speakers for 20 minutes each; Roman Pottery night.
  • 27 Mar, Monthly Meeting,  Public and Private in a Domestic Context; the Underground Spaces of the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii, Thea Ravasi. Follow this link to read the summary in the June 2019 News Bulletin.
  • 10 April, Archaeological Glass at the Quilliam Brothers, second Coffee House Seminar in the basement cinema at Quilliam Brothers Tea House
  • 13 April, Country Walk, Nenthead Mines, including an underground visit. Follow this link to read the summary in the June 2019 News Bulletin.
  • 24 April, Monthly Meeting, Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machine; the Extraordinary Women who Founded the Women's Engineering Society in 1919, Henrietta Heald, This was also our AGM; follow this link for the agenda, and this link to read the summary in the June 2019 News Bulletin.You can obtain a discount on Henrietta's new book, on which this talk was based; follow this link and use discount code W1E10.
  • 15 May, 6.30-8.30, Archaeological Science, third Coffee House Seminar in the basement cinema at Quilliam Brothers Tea House
  • 29 May,  6.00, Monthly Meeting, Recent Fieldwork on Lindisfarne; shedding light on the early medieval monastery, David Petts and Richard Carlton. Follow this link for a short summary.
  • 10 June, Summer Walk, In the Footsteps of George Tallentire Gibson, led by John Griffiths. Gibson was a mid-nineteenth century Newcastle solicitor, and according to an obituary, "With the exception of Mr Grainger, no man has left a deeper impress of his energy and perseverance in improving the external appearance of the town than Mr Gibson." His is a tale that encompasses corruption, violent crime and mid-Victorian urban development; members found out whether the obituary was justified. Follow this link for the walk handout.
  • 14 June, Summer Social Evening, Bensham Grove and St Chad's Gateshead.
  • 26 June, Monthly Meeting, Paints and Pigments in the Past: Colouring in the Roman Frontiers, Louisa Campbell. Follow this link for a brief report of her talk.
  • 1 July; a rare opportunity to see inside the tower of St Stephen's Church, Low Elswick (the only part of the church which remains). Part of our walk around the villas and churches of Victorian Elswick, led by Judith Green of the St James' Heritage and Environment Group.
  • 6 July, Women in the Fishing Industry, a walk round Beadnell Bay led by Katrina Porteous
  • 20-28 July, Fourteenth Pilgrimage of Hadrian's Wall, based in Newcastle and Carlisle. Follow this link for the press release about it.
  • 31 July, Monthly Meeting, From Women's Rights to Human Rights: How the Struggle for the Vote Changed the World, Rosie Serdiville. Follow this link for a brief report of her talk.
  • 28 Aug, Monthly Meeting, The Past Beneath the Lawns; Current Excavations at Auckland Castle, John Castling, Jamie Armstrong, and Chris Gerrard,

 

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