St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'Milestones and Turnpike Roads' by Michael Knight (Milestone Society Representative for Bedfordshire and west Huntingdonshire)
Friday 5th January 2018 at 7:30pm
Eyenesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
The Turnpike Road system created the first real network of well-maintained roads since Roman times and was one of the major achievements of the 17th - 19th centuries. In this talk Michael will tell us about the history and condition of milestones, focussing particularly on those in the local area and the turnpiking of the Great North Road. This is a chance to hear the latest news about Loves Farm milestone and others in the district.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00).

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly talk
'Built on bones: 15,000 years of urban life and death' by Brenna Hassett
Monday 8th January 2018 at 6:00pm
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
There is no charge for visitors or guests at lectures. New members are warmly welcomed.

Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly talk and workshop
'Roman Bedfordshire' by David Ingham (Albion Archaeology)
Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 7:00pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
Whereas the Nene Valley was awash with Roman villas, Roman Bedfordshire was populated almost exclusively by low-status farmsteads. Was the area simply impoverished - or was it a key part of a much larger story?
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).

Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly talk
'An update on excavations of HMS Colossus off the Isles of Scilly' by Jezz Davies
Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of £1 from non-members).

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'The Bedford Roman Villa project: community archaeological investigations at Manton Lane and its Roman setting' by Mike Luke
Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7:30pm (doors open 7:15pm)
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.

Oakington & Westwick History Society - Monthly Talk
'Scott’s Last Expedition to the Antarctic' by Peter Clarkson
Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7:30pm
St Andrews Church Hall, High Street, Oakington, CB24 3AG
Free to members, a charge of £4 for non-members.