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Events around the Region

 

September 2019

  • 2-6 September, Scientific Study of Manuscripts and Inscriptions (SSoMI) Summer School, Durham University. Only 12 places on the full course, with additional places available for those wanting to take part in Day 1 (codicology) only. £550 for full course,£150 for Day 1 only. Bursaries available for registered students. Booking now closed
  • 7 Sept, 2.00-4.00, Life on the Tyne: Water Trades on the Lower River Tyne in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Peter Wright, last in the series of History Lectures 2019 at St Ann's Church, City Road, Newcastle, NE1 6DD. Free, no booking needed.
  • 10-13 Sept 2019, Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities: Britain, Ireland and the European Context, c.1100-c.1900, Keynote Speaker Professor Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary. Inaugural Residential Research Library Conference, hosted by Durham University and Ushaw College. Follow this link for bookings; discount of 20% for bookings made before 3 June 2019
  • 10 Sept, 7.00, North East Labour History Society AGM, Lit and Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle. all welcome. The advertised speaker has withdrawn, new one tba.
  • 13-22 Sept, Heritage Open Days 2019. Listings are now available on their website .
  • 13 Sept, 10.30-4.00, Bringing the West End's History to Life; a day programme of talks, activities and exhibitions. West End Library, Condercum Road, Newcastle. No booking needed, free. Joint event organised by St James' Heritage & Environment Group, West Newcastle Picture History Collection and Newcastle City Libraries
  • 14 Sept, 10-00-3.30, The Radical North, event to commemorate 200th anniversary of Peterloo Massacre, as part of Heritage Open Days programme. Bethany Church, Bede Tower, Burdon Road, Sunderland. Organised by Sunderland Heritage Forum and Sunderland City Council Heritage Team.
  • 14 Sept, 2.30, Mapping the Khandaq Shapur: One of the Great Barriers of the Ancient World, Dr Michelle De-Gruchy (Durham Univ), Elvet Riverside room 140, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT, AASDN meeting, all welcome
  • 17-19 Sept, From Rebellion to Reconciliation: Anglican-Catholic Relations from 1569 to the Present – Regional, National, and International Perspectives, international conference at St Chad's College and Ushaw College, Durham University, to mark 450th anniversary of the Rising of the Northern Earls in 1569. Costs vary according to the package chosen (Durham University students free but with no meals), accommodation available. Closing date for bookings 16 August. Follow this link for bookings
  • 19 Sept, 7.30, Cuthbert Collingwood, a family man at sea, Ian Whitehead, Morpeth Town Hall, Market Place, Morpeth, NE61 1LZ, Collingwood Society event
  • 21 Sept, 8.30-6.30; Northumberland Archaeological Group's summer trip to the excavations at the medieval Bishop's Palace in Ancrum, near Jedburgh, £26. Bookings now closed; for details, see attached booking form.
  • 24 Sept, 7.30, Rewinding the Welfare State: A Social History of the North East on Film, clips and short films from the North East Film Archive showing how the region has developed from World War 2 to the present. Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham, NE46 1XF; can book online
  • 25 Sept, 7.30, A Sturdy Race of Men, Alan Grint, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments

October 2019

  • 5 Oct, 7.00 for 7.30, The Reluctant Rebels, Dr Diana Newton on the 1569 Rising of the North, Brancepeth Castle, £6 including welcoming drink and exhibition. For tickets, phone Secretary, Brancepeth Archives or buy in person at Brancepeth Castle tea room.
  • 12 Oct, The Hadrian's Wall Pilgrimage, Bill Griffiths, Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Road, Wallsend. Refreshments available from 10.30. A Friends of Segedunum event - free to members, £2 for visitors, refunded if you join on the day.
  • 12-13 Oct, Northern Prehistory: Connected Communities, conference at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Keynote speaker Prof Richard Bradley, Further details tba; deadline for call for papers 31 July.
  • 12 Oct, 2.30, Re-opening the Medieval Castle: micro-stories from material culture, Dr Karen Dempsey (Reading Univ), Elvet Riverside room 140, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT, AASDN meeting, all welcome
  • 12 Oct, 2:00 – 4:00  My Favourite Things in the Egypt Centre, Carolyn Graves-Brown - Egypt Centre, Swansea. Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, Durham, DH1 3TH Carolyn Graves-Brown (Egypt Centre, Swansea), North East Ancient Egypt Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 15 Oct, 7.30, The Funeral of Nelson, Terry Walton, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members
  • 17-20 Oct, Berwick Literary Festival, various venues around Berwick, includes a number of historical/ archaeological speakers including our very own Lindsay Allason-Jones. Follow this link for the programme
  • 19 Oct, 7.00 for 7.30, An Elizabethan Concert, with Lachrimae Consort, lutanist Wilfred Foxe, and others, Brancepeth Castle, £12.50 including welcoming drink, canapes and exhibition. For tickets, phone Secretary, Brancepeth Archives or buy in person at Brancepeth Castle tea room.
  • 21 Oct, Trafalgar Celebrations by Collingwood Society; 10.00 Short Commemorative Service at Collingwood bust in Newcastle Cathedral; 11.30 Toast the Admiral event at Collingwood Monument, Tynemouth, hosted by North Tyneside Council, free grog; annual commemoration in Butter Market, Market Place, Morpeth, NE61 1LZ , around Collingwood bust
  • 3 Nov, 4.00 and 8.00, The Great Geordie Songbook, concerts featuring historic and contemporary local songwriters, £20, Sage Gateshead.
  • 7-11 November, The Franciscan Legacy, from the 13th Century to the 21st, international conference at Ushaw Hall, Durham. Bookings now open, registration deadline 30 Sept 2019. Standard conference package £150, with partial packages available.
  • 9 Nov, Architectural Practice in North East England to 1800, Richard Pears (Durham Univ), Elvet Riverside room 140, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT, AASDN meeting, all welcome
  • 13 Nov, 7.00 prompt, The Muster, recalling the night of the 1569 uprising. Church bells, cannonfire, weaponry and a call to arms. Brancepeth Castle, £12.50 including food and drink. For tickets, phone Secretary, Brancepeth Archives or buy in person at Brancepeth Castle tea room.
  • 18 Nov, 1.00, Newcastle to Archangel; the Arctic Convoys Remembered, Judith Green, West End Library, Condercum Road,  all welcome. St James'  Heritage and Environment Group meeting.
  • 23 Nov, 9:30 – 5:00 North East Ancient Egypt Society STUDY DAY and AGM: Nicky Neilsen – Seti I, Further speakers tbc, Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE, North East Ancient Egypt Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 28 Nov, Vindolanda, A Review of the 2019 Excavation Season, David Goldwater, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 5 Dec, 7.30, Bover and his Gang, Dr Tony Barrow, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members

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