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2018 Programme

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2018 programme

Please note; the October lecture is our annual Public Lecture and is in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. The November lecture is also in the Herschel Building, though in a different room

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.

Looking ahead to 2019

20-28 July 2019, Fourteenth Pilgrimage of Hadrian's Wall, based in Newcastle and Carlisle. £410 plus accommodation as required. Follow this link for the booking form.

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. Follow this link for a report of the meeting in the June 2018 News Bulletin

 28 Feb, Monthly Meeting, Northumberland and its Names c.1860 — New light from the Ordnance Survey Name Books, Diana Whaley. Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, and will be rescheduled at a later date. But here is a taster of delights to come;

ROMAN WALL (Newburn 403: 88)

‘The best defined portion of the Roman Wall on this plan only represents an Embankment; Mr Dodd who farmed this ground for more than 60 years, informed me that he got upwards of a 100 Cart Loads of stones between the House called Thorntree Ho., and the Embankment on trace 2. A portion of the Wall is Standing … near Thorntree Ho. …

28 Mar, Monthly Meeting, A frontier and community in transition: The Tungrian Vindolanda, Andrew Birley, Follow this link for a report of the meeting in the June 2018 News Bulletin

25 April, 6.00, AGM and Lecture, Scotland’s Law Lords v. Northumbrians Behaving Badly - a look at crossborder crime, Margaret FoxFollow this link for a report of the meeting in the June 2018 News Bulletin

12 May, Country Meeting, Kiplin Hall, near Richmond

19 May, Country Walk, The Roman Circle Line, led by Marta Alberti. Circular walk taking in the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda.

30 May, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, Tyne after Tyne: An Environmental History of a River's Battle for Protection (please note change of topic), Leona Skelton.

15 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.

27 June, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, The North East Coast Exhibition 1929, John Griffiths. Follow this link for a summary

2 July, 7.00, Summer Walk; Dobson's Newcastle, leader John Sadler

16 July, 7.00, Summer Walk: Saltwell Park, Leader Anthea Lang

23 July, 7.00, Summer Walk: Preston Park, leader John Griffiths

25 July, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, John Clayton: Excavator, Collector and Conservator, Frances McIntosh. Follow this link for a summary

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

1 September, Walk, Newcastle's Ancient Hospitals, led by Lawrence Bryson.

26 September, Collecting at Alnwick Castle: engraved gems in the collection of the Duke of Northumberland, Claudia Wagner.  Follow this link for a summary

Follow this link for previous years' programmes

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