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2024 programme

Monthly lectures start at 6.00 in the Lecture Theatre, The Common Room (formerly The Mining Institute), Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE (but please note different venue for October meeting). Zoom links will be circulated to members viewing from home.

  • 26 June, 6.00,Sarah Semple and Roger Miket, New Discoveries at Yeavering, Northumberland. The flyer with details is in the Members' Section.
  • 2 July, 6.00, Industrial Scotswood, Walk led by John Taberham, meet at entrance car park (by the gym) of John Marley Centre, Yewcroft Avenue (off Whickham View), NE15 6 TU. About 2 1/2 hours, final section on Denton Road fairly steep. 37 and 38 buses from City Centre stop at John Marley Centre. No booking needed
  • 19 July, our annual Summer Social, this year at the Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG. There will be a tour of the building, a talk on The Irish on Tyneside, and a chance to drink (legal) poteen in a hidden shebeen. booking closes 19 July. The flyer and online booking details are in the Members' Section.
  • 20 July, 2.00, walk round the western side of Durham City with John Griffiths, meeting on the southbound side of Durham station, free. John is also working on a couple of evening walks, possibly one in Scotswood and one in Low Fell, Gateshead
  • Sometime within the next couple of months; tour of the excavations at Birdoswald, now in their final year. Date and details still under discussion.
  • 31 July, 6.00, Clare Howard and Jules Brown, Bishop Auckland: The Growth of an Historic Market Town
  • 28 August, 6.00, Jessica Cox, Pregnancy and Childbirth in Nineteenth-Century Tyneside
  • 21 Sept, 10.30, African Lives in the North East, walk in the City Centre exploring the lives of people of colour who have lived in our area over the centuries. £10, closing date for bookings 4 Sept (the walk will only go ahead if there are enough participants to make it self-sustaining, and if it has to be cancelled all money will be returned promptly).
  • 25 September, 6.00, Christina Cowart-Smith, Lindisfarne and Archaeological Approaches to Britain's High Crosses.
  • a Friday in October (to be finalised), Research Showcase in Digital Lounge, Tyneside Cinema, free. A chance for students and early career researchers to put their findings before an audience. Details and Call for Papers expected in early June.
  • 30 October, 6.00, Ian Haynes & Tony Wilmott, Birdoswald Roman Fort Project 2021-2024, NB: This is our annual Public Lecture in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
  • 27 November, 6.00, Fraser Hunter, Aspects of Roman Scotland

Events that have already happened

  • 6 Jan 2024, Winter Walk in central Newcastle, African Lives in the North East. A two hour urban walk exploring the lives of people of colour who have lived in our area over the centuries.
  • 31 January, 6.00, Anniversary meeting, Dan Jackson, Understanding the Northumbrians: Cultural Archaeology and the Longue Durée in the History of North East England. Follow this link for the YouTube recording
  • 28 February, 6.00, David Jones and Richard Carlton, The Late Medieval Settlement of Linbrig. Follow this link for the YouTube recording.
  • 27 March, 6.00, Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, Discovering African Lives in North East England. Follow this link for the YouTube recording.
  • 24 April, Ken Smith, North-East Miners' Banners. It was also our Annual General Meeting. Follow these links for the agenda and the accounts for 2023. (The accounts appear as ‘unaudited’, not because there is anything unofficial about them, but because we have moved to having an independent examination rather than an audit). At the speaker's request, the YouTube recording is available only to members, in that section.
  • 29 May, 6.00, Colm O'Brien, The Northumberland Landholdings of the House of Cospatric. Follow this link for the YouTube recording.
  • 9 June, day trip to Croxdale Hall and Brancepeth Castle.

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