Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly talk
'Reconstructing the built environment and institutions in Eighteenth Dynasty Armarna (Egypt) through textual data' by Kimberley Watts (University of Cambridge)
Wednesday 1st Marchat 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research,
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of 50p).

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly talk
'Settlement, society & legacy: the early Medieval rural communities of eastern England' by Duncan Wright (Bishop Grosseteste University)
Monday 6th March 2017 at 6:00pm
Faculty of Law, West Road,
There is no charge for visitors or guests at lectures. New members are warmly welcomed.

Histon and Impington Archaeology Group & Histon and Impington Village Society History Group - Monthly talk
'Our Prehistoric Neighbours: Archaeology at the Milton Park and Ride and Landfill Sites' by Tom Philips (Oxford Archaeology East)
Thursday 9th March 2017 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church,
Members £2 Non-members £3. Refreshments Available.

Cambridge Science Festival 2017
Monday 13th - Sunday 26th March 2017
The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest. There are several events this year highlighting scientific techniques used in archaeological research:

FenArch - Monthly talk
'Lundenwic to Lundres, The Archaeology of Anglo Saxon and Norman London' by John Clark (Museum of London)
Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 7:30pm
Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech
Members of the public are welcome to attend, entrance is £2 for non-members.
John Clark joined the staff of Guildhall Museum (City of London) in 1967, and worked on the project for its incorporation with the London Museum to form the Museum of London in 1976. As well as contributing to the design of the Museum of London’s first medieval gallery and overseeing the amalgamation of the two museums’ medieval collections, he also initiated and supervised the digitisation of the Medieval Department collections database. John also carried out various projects focused on updating the medieval gallery, particularly the Anglo-Saxon London displays, and produced a number of temporary exhibitions, including ‘Alfred the Great 849-899: London’s forgotten king’ and ‘Chaucer’s Londoners: “a compaignye of sondry folk”’.

Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service - Training event
'Running a Community Group'
Wednesday 15th March 2017, 10am - 1pm
Arkenstall Village Centre, 7 Station Road, Haddenham, Ely, CB6 3XD
Come and learn about constitutions, committees and their management, taking minutes, keeping simple accounts, and policies and procedures. In short, all you need to know about how to run your community group. The briefings will be short, easy to follow and supported by information sheets you can take away and share with other committee members. There will be time to meet and network with other groups, talk with support workers about your group and find out about funding. This FREE session will be led by Alan Turner, development Worker at CCVS. After the workshop you can book a 1-2-1 with Alan. Places must be booked in advance here:

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly talk
'Excavations at Northstowe' by Alison Dickens (Cambridge Archaeological Unit)
Thursday 16th March 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open 7:15pm)
Rampton Village Hall,
Alison Dickens will talk about the excavations prior to the development of Northstowe – what was found during Phase 1 and the early stages of Phase 2 and looking forward to further work. Phase 1 was on the site of the old golf course near Longstanton and the archaeology there was completed in late 2015. Evidence was found for occupation in the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods. The Romano-British hamlet found in Phase 1 seems to have been a ‘standard’ Roman rural settlement, as actually a second Roman settlement has already been identified in Phase 2, just half a kilometre away to the south and potentially around the same size as Roman Cambridge. FEAG members spent two weeks digging on part of the Romano-British settlement in 2015. As part of the second phase of excavations, there will be community work, open days, and work with primary schools. Alison Dickens is a manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and head of Access Cambridge Archaeology. For more information on the site, see:


Visit the Jigsaw calendar for details of upcoming community archaeology events in Cambridgeshire. Please contact us if you have any other events to add.