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Events around the Region

 

May 2019

  • 1 May, 2.00-5.00, Witchcraft and Magic - Historical and Anthropological Perspectives, Professors Malcolm Gaskill (Univ of East Anglia), Alison Rowlands (Essex Univ) and Peter Geschiere (Amsterdam). Free but must book
  • 5 May, 10.30-5.00, DIY Democracy: From Peterloo to the Present, Day School at Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street, Newcastle NE2 1BB. WEA NE History and Heritage Branch, £10 for waged, £5 Pay as You Feel (low income), for hot lunch, tea, coffee and cake.
  • 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, Hogan 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 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
  • 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
  • 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, Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, free but must book through Gala Theatre Durham.
  • 14 May, 7.30, Forgotten Antiquarians? William Greenwell and his contemporaries, Rob Young,Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS. Hexham Local History Society, non-members welcome on payment of £2, includes tea and coffee afterwards
  • 16 May, 5-30-6.30, Keeping Fit in the Middle Ages, Prof Carole Rawcliffe (Durham Univ),Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library, free but must book
  • 17-18 May, The Late Shows, evening events at museums, galleries, studios and historic buildings. Check their website for details
  • 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.
  • 18 May, 11.00, Archaeology at Coldingham, Dr Hannah Russ, lecture at Bede Museum, Jarrow Hall. Members of the Friends of the World of Bede have access to the museum and lecture free of charge - non-members  can attend the lecture for £1.
  • 21 May, 5.45, Britain's Secret Red Purge, Jennifer Luff, Gala Theatre, Durham, Free but must register (tickets limited)
  • 22 May, 7.30 (doors open 7.00) Archaeology from Above, Dr Kristen Hopper and Prof David Graham (Durham University)Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. £4. Part of Pint of Science festival.
  • 24 May 2019, 7.30, Jarrow Lecture; Thomas O'Loughlin, Professor of Historical Theology at Nottingham University, title tba. St Paul's Church, Jarrow
  • 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
  • 6.30-8.30, each Wednesday, 29 May-17 July, Law and  Order in the Medieval and Early Modern World, Community Course open to everyone, Durham World Heritage Visitors' Centre, 7 Owengate, Durham, DH1 3HB. £30 for the whole course (tickets for individual lectures also available). Must register in advance.
  • 30-31 May, Family History Networking Event, Armstrong Reception Rooms, Newcastle University. Keynote speaker on 30 May, Kate Adie. Free but must register by e-mail by 26 April. They would also like to hear from anyone interested in giving a short presentation.
  • 30 May, 7.30, Our Peterloo - the Hexham Riot 1761, John Sadler, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments

June 2019

  • 4 June, 5.45, Treasures of Palace Green Library, talk by staff of the Library, Gala Theatre, Durham, Free but must register (tickets limited, and £2 booking fee for booking on line)
  • 8 June, 10.00-5.00, British Rock Art Group conference, Percy Building room G3, Newcastle University, with excursion to visit rock art panels in Northumberland on 9 June. £10 for Saturday meeting, but no need to book. Please  e-mail Aron Mazel if you plan to go on the 9 June excursion.
  • 14 June, 5.45 Codebreakers: the story of Enigma, Dr Mark Baldwin, to include a demonstration of one of the few surviving Enigma machines. Gala Theatre, Durham, Free but must register (tickets limited, £15 or £13 concessions)
  • 17 June, 5.45,Illiberal Democracies? Hungary and Romania in Interwar Europe,  James Koranyi, Gala Theatre, Durham, Free but must register (tickets limited, and £2 booking fee for booking on line)
  • 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.

July 2019

  • 8-10 July, Catholicism, Literature and the Arts: Legacies and Revivals, conference at Ushaw College and St Chad's College, Durham, including guest lecture by linguist David Crystal, range of fee options, but standard rate £70 for conference and refreshments. Must book by 9 June.
  • 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
  • 15-28 July, Festival of Archaeology 2019, archaeology events throughout the country.
  • 15 July, 1.00, The Railway Revolution, Les Turnbull, West End Library, Condercum Road,  all welcome. St James'  Heritage and Environment Group meeting.
  • 22-24 July, Durham Early Modern Studies Conference, an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the period 1450-1800. Plenary speakers Prof Joshua Scodel (Chicago Univ), Prof Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge Univ), Prof Valerie Worth (Oxford Univ), held at Ushaw College, Ushaw, Durham, DH7 9RH. Delegate fee including refreshments and lunches, £275, with 20% early bird discount until Thursday 2 May. (reductions for students). Booking closes 31 May
  • 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

and beyond

  • 12-16 Aug, Ancient Egypt Summer School: Hands-on!, Department of Archaeology, Durham University. Course fee £400, including mid-day meal and refreshments, accommodation also available for additional cost. Closing date for applications 31 May.
  • 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. Must book by 30 April.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 12-13 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, 2:00 – 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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