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Events around the Region

Important Notice: Coronavirus. Most if not all events in the next few months, listed on this page, have been cancelled, or will be very shortly. (The word CANCELLED below simply indicates that we have already been told of a definite cancellation). We are leaving the entries on the website, with their links, as they generally include a contact point for you to make further enquiries if you wish.

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April 2020

  • 1 April 2.00, The Treasures of Ushaw College, Claire Marsland; St Joseph's Centre, High Street West, Gateshead NE8 1LX. North East Catholic History Society event, all welcome, £1 for non-members to attend lectures.
  • 2 April, 7.30, The Trafalgar Medal, Captain Stephen Healy, Collingwood Society lecture, Trinity House,  Broad Chare, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ). £3 to non-members.
  • 3-4 April, New Research on Finds from Roman Scotland and the North, Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow. Roman Finds Group conference; £48 for non-members (some concessions). Speakers include a high proportion of Newcastle Antiquaries members, including Lindsay Allason-Jones and Marta Alberti.
  • 6 April to 4 July, Gladiators - a cemetery of secrets, free touring exhibition at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, telling the stories of two Romans whose remains were unearthed from an ancient mass burial during excavations in a York cemetery.
  • CANCELLED 7 April, 7.30, The Miners' Strike 1984-85; my role as a newly qualified solicitor with Thompsons, Janet Allen, Old George Inn, Bigg Market, Newcastle NE1 1 EZ. North East Labour History Society, free
  • CANCELLED 8 April, 7.30-9.00, 7 hours, a rubber dinghy, and a shipwreck: The wreck of Nova Zembla, Matthew Ayres, Royal Meteorological Society NE Centre, Williamson Library
    St Chads College, 18 North Bailey, DurhamDH1 3RH. Free, no need to book. A re-run of the lecture Matthew gave last spring, but focusing on the 2019 trip.
  • CANCELLED 14 April, William Newton, Tyneside Architect, our ex-President Dr Richard Pears, Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham. Hexham Local History Society lecture, visitors £2 (covering tea/coffee and biscuits)
  • CANCELLED 18 April, 9.45-4.00, Food and Health, 35th Leeds Symposium on Food History and Traditions, Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL, £25, closing date for bookings 20 March
  • 18 April, 11.00, Society and commons in the early medieval landscape, c400-800 AD, Professor Susan Oosthuizen (Cambridge Univ), Bede Museum, Jarrow Hall. Tea and coffee to be served on arrival. Free to Friends of the World of Bede, £1 to others plus entry to museum.
  • 20 April, 1.00 The other casualties of war: the fates of disabled soldiers, Lynne Dixon, illustrated talk about the treatment of soldiers disabled during the First World War. West End Library, Condercum Road, Newcastle NE4 9JH
  • 21 April, 2.00, Learning through Archaeology: Killingworth Billy, Michael Bailey and Peter Davidson, Discovery Museum, Newcastle, NE1 4JA. Newcomen Society event, free but must book
  • 24-25 April, Celebrating Roman West Cumbria; the Senhouse Roman Museum 30th Anniversary conference, guest of honour our former President David Breeze. The Settlement, High Street, Maryport, CA15 6BQ, £30 (includes tea and coffee but not lunch).
  • 30 April-2 May, Gateshead History Festival, Gateshead Archives, Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. Details to be announced. Part of their new programme of activities and events, including adults' and children's workshops,behind-the-scenes tours, drama, and other events.
  • 30 April, 7.30, Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project Kerry Shaw, Volunteer Co-ordinator and Community Liaison Officer, WallCap.The Hearth Centre, Horsley, NE15 0NT. £5 on the door, tickets available via their website and on the door, entry includes refreshments.

May 2020

  • 2 May, 11.00, Reconstructing Medieval Blackfriars, Eric Cambridge. Medieval Lecture followed by meal,Blackfriars Restaurant & Banquet Hall, Friars Street, Newcastle
    NE1 4XN. To book, click here,  £25, 25% student discount use promotional code STUDENT.
  • 5 May, 7.00, The General Election of 1931, John Charlton. Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. North East Labour History Society event, free.
  • 5 May, 7.30, Thomas, Cosway and Ommaney,  The Officers of the Society, Collingwood Society lecture, Trinity House,  Broad Chare, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ). £3 to non-members
  • 9 May, 7.00, The General Election of 1983, Nigel Todd. Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. North East Labour History Society event, free.
  • 12 May, 7.30, The Sourcing and Dispersal of Hadrian's Wall, Rob Collins. Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham. Hexham Local History Society lecture, visitors £2 (covering tea/coffee and biscuits), Tom Corfe Memorial Lecture
  • 16 May, 1.00-5.00, Mini Study Day on Tutankhamun, led by Penny Wilson, £5 (£3 concessions) for non-members of Society. North East Ancient Egypt Society
  • 28 May, 7.30, Dunkirk; the Anniversary, John Sadler. The Hearth Centre, Horsley, NE15 0NT. £5 on the door, tickets available via their website and on the door, entry includes refreshments.
  • 30 May, Tyne Churches, visit to some or all of the Saxon churches at Ovingham, Bywell, Corbridge and Hexham, led by Eric Cambridge. A Friends of the World of Bede event, timing and meeting point to be confirmed. Please send expressions of interest by e-mail.
  • 30 May, 2.00-4.00, The Friendly Desert; Recording the Landscape of the Hatnub alabaster quarries, Hannah Pethen, North East Ancient Egypt Society, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, Pilgrinm Street, Newcastle, NE1 6 RQ. £5 (£3 concessions) for non-members of Society or of Explore
  • 30 May, 10.00 The 1930s Gateshead Slum Clearance, Jen Bell, Gateshead Archives, Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. £3, must book. Part of their new programme of activities and events, including adults' and children's workshops,behind-the-scenes tours, drama, and other events.

June 2020

  • 6 June, 10.00-12.00, Sheepcote to Shipcote (archive session and walk), Gateshead Archives, Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. £3, must book. Part of their new programme of activities and events, including adults' and children's workshops,behind-the-scenes tours, drama, and other events.
  • 6 June, Sunderland History Fair, Bethany Church, Bede Tower, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR7 2EA (please note, different venue from last year). Send an e-mail to the organiser if your organisation would like to take part.
  • 27 June, 11.00, Ward Phillipson Photo Memories, presentation of images, engravings, etchings and prints dating from 1700s to the 1960s, John Moreels, Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. £5, must book. Price includes a copy of a book of the images. Part of their new programme of activities and events, including adults' and children's workshops,behind-the-scenes tours, drama, and other events.
  • 25 June, 7.30, Cuthbert and Lindisfarne; to the Island of Tides, Alistair Moffat (author of a new book on Cuthbert), The Hearth Centre, Horsley, NE15 0NT. £5 on the door, tickets available via their website and on the door, entry includes refreshments.

July 2020

  • 2 July, 7.30, Saumarez and the Baltic, George Consino, Collingwood Society lecture, Trinity House,  Broad Chare, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ). £3 to non-members
  • 3-4 July, 'Our Aelred'; Friendship, Leadership and Sainthood at Rievaulx Abbey, international conference hosted by English Heritage about Aelred, Abbot of Rielvaux 1147-67, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, LS2 9DA. £90 full fee for two days, £75 concessions (students, unemployed, retired)
  • 11 July, 2.00-4.00, The Princesses' Burial; New Research in the Valley of the Kings, Prof Susanne Bickel (Basel University), Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, Durham DH1 3 TH, £5 (£3 concessions) for non-members of Society. North East Ancient Egypt Society
  • 11-26 July, CBA Festival of Archaeology, events around the country including the North East, details tba.
  • 20-31 July, Paleography and Latin Summer School, Durham University, £650, closing date for applications 1 May.

And for the rest of 2020

  • 8 Sept, 7.30 Recent Excavations at Roman Corbridge, Paul Frodsham, Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham. Hexham Local History Society lecture, visitors £2 (covering tea/coffee and biscuits)
  • 15 Sept, 7.30, Morpeth and the Collingwoods, Capt Stephen Healy, Heritage Open Day event, Morpeth Town Hall, free
  • 8 Oct, 7.30, Sir John Orde, Tim Gittins, Collingwood Society lecture, Trinity House,  Broad Chare, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ). £3 to non-members
  • 10 Oct, 2-00-4.00, Function and use of terracotta and other figurines in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods in Egypt Ross Thoma (British Museum), Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, Durham DH1 3 TH, £5 (£3 concessions) for non-members of Society. North East Ancient Egypt Society
  • 13 Oct, 7.30, The Criminal Corpse in Pieces, Dr Shane McCorristine, Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham. Hexham Local History Society lecture, visitors £2 (covering tea/coffee and biscuits)
  • 17 Oct, Medieval lecture and lunch, Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN; details tba (Provisional date)
  • 18 Oct, 3.00, Collingwood Society public event at St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead, centred on John William Trotter, Master of HMS LEVIATHAN at the Battle of Trafalgar, who is buried in the churchyard.
  • 21 Oct, Collingwood Society commemorative events for Trafalgar Day. See programme for details.
  • 10 Nov, 7.30, The First Kingdom, Max Adams, Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham. Hexham Local History Society lecture, visitors £2 (covering tea/coffee and biscuits). This is the Society's AGM.
  • 21 Nov, 9.30-5.00,  Lost Tombs, Chris Naunton, North East Ancient Egypt Society study day and AGM, Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. £5 (£3 concessions) for non-members of Society.
  • 3 Dec, 7.30, Nautical Phrases, slang and idioms, Terry Walton, Collingwood Society lecture, Trinity House,  Broad Chare, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ). £3 to non-members

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