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Coming events 2021

  • 29 Sept, 6.00, Putting the Prehistory of the North Pennines on the Map; Discoveries Made During the English Heritage 'Miner-Farmer Landscapes' Projects, Alastair Oswald.Venue to be announced.
  • 27 Oct, 6.00, Public Lecture, To the Island of Tides, Alistair Moffat. Arrangements being made by the Insights team, details will be circulated when known.
  • 24 Nov, 6.00 Horsley Memorial Lecture, One Step at a Time: Planning, Surveying and Building Hadrian’s Wall, and the Implications, Professor David Breeze. Venue to be announced

Events that have already taken place

Note; Some of the Recordings and Handouts have access restricted to members; see that page of this website for the links where necessary (you need to be logged in as a member to access this page). Summaries of all the events up to and including the May monthly meeting are included in our latest News Bulletin, dated June 2021.

  • 27 Jan 2021, 6.00, Annual General Meeting for 2019 and anniversary meeting;  The Way of the Sword: New Insights on Bronze Age Fighting. Dr Andrea Dolfini. 
  • 30 Jan 2021, Afternoon on the Tyne, the first of two Saturday afternoon sessions of short talks on the theme of the Tyne, with speakers each taking a topic relating to one place on the riverside.
  • 10 February 2021, Coffee House Seminar, Best Foot Forward: representations of feet and footwear in the Roman Empire, Liz Shaw, and The Headstud-Trumpet series of brooches, Victoria Szafara
  • 17 February 2021, Martin Roberts' talk about revising Pevsner’s County Durham oavailable on the Northern Architectural History Society's YouTube channel. Please do not share this link with non-members without permission.
  • 24 February 2021, Landscapes of the Great Depression in the North East, Dr Ronan O'Donnell.
  • 26 February 2021, Antiquaries/ MEMS spring round table; talks by Kirsten Gibson and Steph Carter, David Jones, John Pearson, and Sue Shaw
  • 27 February 2021, Afternoon on The Tyne; pdfs of Judith Green’s, Frances McIntosh's and Les Turnbull’s slides are now on the website, and here are the YouTube links to John Taberham’s short film and re-runs of Greg Finch’s and Sue Ward’s presentations.
  • 12 March, Hadrian's Wall Round Table, talks by Stacey Gillis, Ian Kille, and Rob Collins
  • 31 March 2021, The Wooden Underworld: the wooden collection at Vindolanda, Dr. Anneke Hackenbroich. Follow this link for the recording on Vindoland's YouTube channel.
  • 28 April 2021, 6.00, Annual General Meeting for 2020 and monthly meeting, Somme Crosses of the Durham Light Infantry: a case study in memorialisation, Dr. Andrew Marriott. Follow this link for the recording on our YouTube channel
  • 26 May, Monthly Meeting, Trimontium and beyond: current projects and future plans, Dr John H. Reid. Follow this link for the recording on our YouTube channel.
  • 9 June, Object Biographies, next in our series of virtual Coffee House Seminars, Daisy-Alys Vaughan on the Shefton Collection at the Great North Museum, and Rheba Macha, on representations of Black people in Western collections of Greco-Roman art. Follow this link for the recording of Daisy-Alys Vaughan, and this one for  Rheba Macha on our YouTube channel
  • 30 June, Mrs Atkinson's World, Richard Atkinson. Follow this link for the YouTube recording.
  • 28 July,The discovery and excavation of the Roman baths at Wallsend, Dr Nick Hodgson.Follow this link for the YouTube recording.
  • 31 July, Summer Visit, to Newburn Village and St Michael’s and All Angels Church.
  • 25 August, Recent research and 3D modelling of Newcastle Castle, Richard Pears (replacing our scheduled speaker David Silk, who has apologised for his non-appearance having mistaken the date). Due to technological problems in Newcastle Cathedral, the recording of this lecture is unuseable. Richard is going to re-record it but needs to write it first, as he spoke extempore! 

 

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