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Events around the Region

 

February 2020

  • 1 Feb, 10.00-4.30, Views and Vistas of Durham: Perspectives of a World Heritage Site, Speakers include Adrian Green, Douglas Pocock, Martin Roberts. Workshop sponsored by Durham University's Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture. Free, but places limited, must book
  • 1 Feb, 3.30-4.45, 10 Minute Talks, 'The Augustinian Canons' (Michael Sadgrove), 'Mr Taylor' (Hugh Dixon), 'Hexham's Portable Chalice: an Early Medieval Rarity' (Richard Bailey), North Transept, Hexham Abbey, free, no booking needed
  • 3 Feb, 4.00-5.30, Viking-Age Iceland: Managing Environmental Change in a Knowledge-Based Society, Dr Karen Milek (Dept of Archaeology, Durham Univ). Institute of Advanced Studies public lecture. Seminar Room, IAS, Cosins Hall, Durham
  • 4 Feb, 7.00, "Memory Lingers Here"; Are Newcastle's Monuments Sites of Collective memory? India Gerritsen, Old George, Bigg Market, Newcastle NE1 1EZ. North East Labour History Society event, all welcome
  • 11 Feb, 7.30, The Print Trade in Newcastle, Dr Barbara Crosbie, Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham. Hexham Local History Society lecture, visitors £2 (covering tea/coffee and biscuits)
  • 12 Feb, 3.30 Illuminated Manuscripts, Prof Richard Gameson, MEMSA Public Outreach session, Palace Green Library, Durham. Please e-mail for further information and to book a place.
  • 17 Feb, 4.00-5.30, Transformative social changes and slowly unfolding environmental catastrophes in the Norse North Atlantic, Prof Andrew Dugmore (Edinburgh Univ), Institute of Advanced Studies public lecture. Seminar Room, IAS, Cosins Hall, Durham
  • 22 Feb, 10.00-5.00, Hadrian's Wall Networking Day,  run by Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project. The Patterson Suite, Carlisle Racecoruse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 4TS.  Free but need to book. Full programme available shortly.
  • 29 Feb, 9.45-4.15, Hadrian's Wall Archaeology Forum, Queen's Hall, Hexham. £25 including tea, coffee, and lunch all served in rooms at the Abbey opposite. Tends to book up quickly, follow this link for the Queen's Hall box office
  • 29 Feb, 12.00-5.00, Introduction to Small Finds, course with Dr Elizabeth Foulds, Waldridge Parish Rooms, Waldridge Village, Co. Durham, DH2 3SE, £25 including tea and coffee.

March 2020

April 2020

  • 2 April, 7.30, The Trafalgar Medal, Captain Stephen Healy, Collingwood Society lecture, Trinity House,  Broad Chare, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ). £3 to non-members
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 18 April, 11.00, Medieval lecture and lunch, Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN; details tba. (Provisional date)
  • 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

May 2020

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

And for the rest of 2020

  • 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.
  • 2 July, 7.30, Saumarez and the Baltic, George Consino, Collingwood Society lecture, Trinity House,  Broad Chare, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ). £3 to non-members
  • 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
  • 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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