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Events around the Region

 

March 2019

  • 2 Mar, 11.00, The Mysterious Disappearance of the Ninth Legion and the Building of Hadrian's Wall, Nick Hodgson, 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.
  • 2-10 Mar, Anglo-Saxons in the North East, St Hilda's Church, Hartlepool, a short-term exhibition of a collection of Anglo-Saxon stone sculptures, with a workshop on 7 March. A DigVentures event, free but must register
  • 5 Mar, 2.00 The Romans in Benwell; new discoveries in Pendower, Alan Rushworth  of the Archaeological Practice, St James' Church, Benwell, all welcome. St James'  Heritage and Environment Group meeting. Follow this link for their full 2019 programme
  • 5 Mar, 7.00, Progressing democracy: the Jarrow Land and Labour League, 1880-1887 Dr Joan Allen, Old George Inn, Bigg Market, Newcastle NE1 1EZ. North East Labour History Society meeting, free, all welcome
  • 6 Mar, 3.15-4.15, Stanwick and Scotch Corner; a tale of two cities? Prof Colin Haselgrove and Mr David Fell, (Leicester Univ), Room D210, Dawson Building, Durham University Department of Archaeology, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE; part of Department of Archaeology Seminar Series 2018-19, all welcome
  • 7 Mar, 7.30, Science, Cannibalism, and the Franklin Expedition, Andrew Lambert (Professor of Naval History, King’s College London), Miller Theatre, Royal Grammar School, Eskdale Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4DX Annual Collingwood Lecture, Collingwood Society, open to all, £3 for non members
  • 9 Mar, 9.45 to 4.00, County Durham Archaeology Day, Council Chamber and Durham Room, County Hall, Durham. Range of talks about local projects and investigations. £16.00 including buffet lunch, teas & coffees; £12.00 for full-time students. Places go on sale 10.00 18 Feb, and tend to sell out quickly. Book online, (click Archaeology Day from the services listed) or contact 03000 260000  to book and pay over the phone.
  • 9 Mar, 2.00, Redhills: Its History and Future, Ross Forbes, Miners Hall, Redhills, Durham, all welcome. City of Durham Trust meeting
  • 10 Mar, 10.30-1.30. Juliana and Cocwudu - the Woodlands of Coquet, repeat of the 20 January informal gathering organised by the Bernician Studies Group about their researches in and around Brinkburn Priory. Free but limited places, must book by e-mail.
  • 12 Mar, 5.45, History Now! Fighting the American Civil War (again) in the Age of Trump, Prof Kevin Waite (Durham Univ), Gala Theatre, Durham.. Free; pre-booked tickets likely to sell out quickly but a few will be available at the Gala Theatre on the night.
  • 13 Mar, 3.15-4.15, Tracing Human Mobility across the Mediterranean using DNA, Prof Pierre Zalloua, (Lebanese American University, Lebanon), Room D210, Dawson Building, Durham University Department of Archaeology, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE; part of Department of Archaeology Seminar Series 2018-19, all welcome
  • 13 Mar, 6.30, Book Launch “Men of Iron”, by M W Flinn – re-publication of 1962 book about the Derwent Valley ironworks created by Ambrose Crowley in the eighteenth century, Launch and introduction by Dr Bill Lancaster (copies available at special launch price £5, Tickets £5, must book
  • 16 Mar, 2.00-4.00, Deir el-Medina revisited, Cédric Gobeil (Director, Egypt Exploration Society), Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, Durham, DH1 3TH, North East Ancient Egypt Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 19 Mar, 5.45, County Durham Architecture – From Elizabethan to Georgian,  Adrian Green, Gala Theatre, Durham.  Free; pre-booked tickets likely to sell out quickly but a few will be available at the Gala Theatre on the night.
  • 20 Mar, 5.30-7.00, Putting Monuments in their Place, Professor Dell Upton, Lecture Theatre 2.01, King Edward VII Building, Newcastle University. Free but must register
  • 20 Mar, 7.00, Seven Hours, a Rubber Dinghy and a Shipwreck; the search for the Nova Zembla, Matthew Ayres, on finding a sunken Scottish whaling ship. The Gallery Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle. Free, with bar open from 6.30. Northumberland Archaeological Group, with sponsorship by Newcastle Antiquaries
  • 23 Mar, Heritage Trails,Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum's 3rd Annual Conference, Wallsend Memorial Hall. Speakers include John Grundy and Michael Chaplin. £20 for the day, including lunch and refreshments, must book
  • 23 March, 2.30, Cresswell Pele Tower: From Reivers to Ruins to Restoration, Dr Barry Mead, AASDN meeting, Elvet Riverside Room 140 (on the ground floor), New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT, all welcome
  • 28 Mar, 7.00, Kenton Wartime Bunker, Past, Present and Future, John Mabbitt and Russ Charnock, Conference Room, 1st Floor, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, NE1 1SG. Tyneside Industrial Archaeology Group, all welcome. Follow this link for their full 2018-19 programme
  • 28 Mar, 7.30, The Auckland Trust - exciting developments, Lee Brownson (their Community Relations Officer). Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 29 Mar-1 Apr 2019, Roman Army School, St Chad's College, Durham (cost depends on package chosen). To be led by David Breeze and Val Maxfield. Bookings closed.
  • 30 Mar, 2.00-4.00, The medieval history and archaeology of Brancepeth Castle, with tour afterwards. Free but must book

April 2019

  • April, date to be announced; Aspects of Anglo Saxon Life, study day at Bede Museum, Jarrow Hall, Church Bank, NE32 3DY. Further details will follow
  • 4 Apr, 7.30, Thomas Masterman Hardy, Capt Stephen Healy, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members
  • 2 April, 7.00,  The Post-War Labour Unrest 1919 – 1921: The Consolidation of Socialism and the transition from Syndicalism to Communism in the Durham Coalfield, Joe Redmayne,  Old George Inn, Bigg Market, Newcastle NE1 1EZ. North East Labour History Society meeting, free, all welcome
  • 20 April, 9.45 -4.00, Flavours, Savours and Sauces, Leeds Symposium on Food History and Traditions (in YORK), Friends' Meeting House, Friargate, York. Must book, £25.
  • 25 April, 7.30, Giuseppe Garibaldi's 1854 visit to Tyneside, Nigel Todd, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 27 April, 2.30, Diet, Sanitation and Urban Development: The Environmental Archaeology of Medieval Cesspits in Northern England, Don O’Meara, AASDN meeting, Elvet Riverside Room 140 (on the ground floor), New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT, all welcome

May 2019

  • 6-7 May 2019, Mind the Gap: who benefits from heritage? Prof Dr Friedrich Luth, German Archaeological Institute. Durham World Heritage Site Lecture 6.00 6 May, Hogal Lovell's Lecture Theatre,Palatine Centre, Durham. Free and open to all, but must book). Workshop 9.00-12.00, Senate Suite, Durham Castle, must book by e-mail
  • 8 May, 7.30, Ships named Calliope, Cdr Andy Collier, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members
  • 10-17 May, installation of Dippy the Dinosaur exhibition at Great North Museum: Hancock. We have been warned that there might be a lot of noise coming from the temporary exhibition space while this is done
  • 10 May, 6.00 to 12 May, 4.00, Hadrian’s Wall: A Study in Archaeological Exploration and Interpretation, Professor David Breeze, Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street Edinburgh, EH1 1JF. Series of six Rhind lectures given over a single weekend by our former President David Breeze. Free but must book
  • 11-12 May, Society of Landscape Studies field weekend (follow up to their conference on 22 Sept 2018). Saturday, the group will meet on Lindisfarne with Richard Carlton and Rob Young; Sunday, they will be at Wallington Hall Gardens and Estate with Caron Newman. Daily fee £6 for SANT and SLS  members and full time students, £8 for others. Booking form
  • 14 May with follow-on 15 May, The Print Before Photography, Prof Anthony Griffiths, Former Keeper, Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, Venue (in Durham) and further details TBA
  • 18 May, Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorn, Anthony Atkinson, 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.
  • 24 May 2019, 7.30, Jarrow Lecture; Thomas O'Loughlin, Professor of Historical Theology at Nottingham University, title tba.
  • 25 May, 2:00 – 4:00  The Two Brothers, Roger Forshaw, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6RQ, North East Ancient Egyptian Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 30 May, 7.30, Our Peterloo - the Hexham Riot 1761, John Sadler, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments

and beyond

  • 8 June, British Rock Art Group conference, Newcastle University, with excursion to visit rock art panels in Northumberland on 9 June. Details tba, or contact Aron Mazel by e-mail for further information (and offers of papers)
  • 20 June, 7.30, Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow, Lucy Worsley, Gala Theatre, Durham £20.
  • 27 June, 7.30, Enemy Aliens: Germans on Tyneside 1914-1918, Silvie Fisch, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 29 June, 11.00, Two Brothers, One War, Alan Fidler, 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.
  • 9 July, 7.30, Justice in the Georgian Navy, Tim Gittins, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members
  • 8-19 July 2019, Palaeography Summer School, Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham. Applications close 30 June 2019. Free for applicants from Durham University, Newcastle University, Queen's University Belfast; fees apply for other external candidates.
  • 13 July, 2:00 – 4:00, Work in Thebes, José Manuel Galán,  Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, Durham, DH1 3TH, North East Ancient Egypt Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 15 July, 1.00, The Railway Revolution, Les Turnbull, West End Library, Condercum Road,  all welcome. St James'  Heritage and Environment Group meeting.
  • 25 July, 7.30, Towards Universal Suffrage - How Women Got the Vote, Rosie Serdiville, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 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. Further details in due course
  • 19 Sept, 7.30, Cuthbert Collingwood, a family man at sea, Ian Whitehead, Morpeth Town Hall, Market Place, Morpeth, NE61 1LZ, Collingwood Society event
  • 25 Sept, 7.30, A Sturdy Race of Men, Alan Grint, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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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