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Previous years' programmes


2022 programme

  • 15 Jan,  Winter Walk in Elswick exploring what remains of the area that pioneering woman surgeon Ruth Nicholson (1884-1963) would have known.
  • 26 Jan, Anniversary Meeting and Lecture, A Scandalous Trough and other Tales of Romano-British Sculpture, Lindsay Allason-Jones. This lecture was not recorded, but ‘Artistic obscurity: analysing Britain’s most elusive sculptures’, by Ian Haynes and Lindsay Allason-Jones is an article in the March 2022 edition of Current Archaeology magazine, covering some of the same ground as in Lindsay's lecture, and including many pictures.
  • 23 Feb,  German and Scandinavian Merchants in Newcastle, 1860-1920; Success, Integration and Social Capital,  Daniel Riddell. Members can follow this link to view the recording.
  • 18 Mar, Re-imagining the Sights and Sounds of Hadrian's Wall, joint event with Great North Museum: Hancock, with Andrew Parkin and Hazel Barron-Cooper.
  • 30 Mar, A most Egregious Misappropriation: The Wretched Coupling of Hadrian and Wall, Rob Collins. The recording was unfortunately unuseable, but a note of the lecture was be included in the June edition of our News Bulletin.
  • 27 April, Due to illness Dr Alexandra Makin had to withdraw. We are grateful to Marta Alberti for stepping in at short notice, to speak about Hadrian’s Wall: days of future past. Members can follow this link to view the recording.
  • 25 May, Newcastle upon Tyne: Mapping the City 1250-2021, Mike Barke. Members can follow this link to view the recording.
  • 29 June, Hadrian's Wall Collections, Frances McIntosh and Elsa Price.  Members can follow this link to view the recording
  • 22 July, , Summer Social at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House.
  • 27 July, Latest Fieldwork on the Early Medieval Monastery at Lindisfarne, David Petts. Members can follow this link to view the recording.
  • 20 Aug,  Summer Outing to Healey Church, Minsteracres, and Blanchlands.
  • 31 Aug, Monthly Lecture, William Blackett and Commonwealth Newcastle, Greg Finch. Members can follow this link to view the recording.
  • 9-10 Sept, Archaeologia Aeliana Bicentenary Conference. In the light of the sad news of the Queen's death on 8 Sept, the Society postponed this conference to mark the 200th anniversary of Archaeologia Aeliana to 3 December. 
  • 28 Sept, Update on Birdoswald, Tony Wilmott. Members can follow this link to view the recording.
  • 14 October,, evening of talks at the Digital Lounge at Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. An opportunity especially for our newer members, students and early career professionals to give a short presentation on their area of research or job role. Follow this link for the recording of
  • 26 Oct, The Galloway Hoard, Martin Goldberg. A recording of this is now available on Newcastle University’s YouTube channel. Follow this link to view it.
  • 30 Nov, Death on the Wall: Romano-British Burial Practices on Hadrian's Wall, Dr Trudi Buck. Follow this link to view it.
  • 3 Dec,  our postponed AA200 conference at Newcastle University. Follow this link for the full programme. No recording is available, but we hope that a number of the contributions will be published in Archaeologia Aeliana in due courrse
  • 6 Dec,  Eighteenth-Century Voters and Election Culture; an introduction to the ECPPEC Project, Professor Matthew Grenby, Newcastle University.
  • 29 Dec, Winter Walk, ‘The Toon at Table: a history of restaurants in Newcastle’, led by John Griffiths

In the future, don’t forget your past