'Geophysics for All' by Bob Randall
Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 7:00pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS

An introduction to the use of low cost geophysics. Many groups throughout the UK now conduct their own geophysical surveys, this talk explains what techniques are available and how these can be best used. The talk will include survey examples from both local and worldwide sites. Bob was previously a Senior Electronics Engineer for Baker Perkins and now director of TR Systems Ltd. Bob has designed state of the art electronics and geophysical survey equipment which has been used worldwide by both professional and amateur archaeologists.

All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).


Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly talk
'Some aspects of recently excavated Anglo-Saxon cemeteries from Cambridgeshire' by Paul Spoerry (OAE)
Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of £1 from non-members)

St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'The Panacea Society of Bedford' by a staff member of the Panacea Museum
Friday 6th April 2018 at 7:30pm
Eyenesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00).
Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly talk
'Itter Crescent Roman Villa, Peterborough' by James Drummond-Murray (OAE)
Monday 9th April 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.

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
‘Before the flood: the late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of the Fenland’ by Lawrence Billington (OAE)
Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 7:30pm (doors open 7:15pm)
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA

This talk provides an overview of the hunter gatherer communities who lived in and around what is now the Fenland, from the earliest colonisation by small groups of hunters at the end of the last glacial maximum (c. 12,700 BC) until the beginning of the Neolithic (c. 4000 BC). This is a timespan that saw major changes in climate, sea-levels, flora and fauna and the record of archaeological activity will be related to increasingly detailed understandings of these environmental changes. The talk will emphasise the effects of changing landscapes on the lifeways of Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic hunter-gatherers and explore the special opportunities that the Fens offer for studies of this period.

Lawrence Billington recently completed a PhD on the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Eastern England and is currently a project officer at Oxford Archaeology East.

Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.

Oakington & Westwick History Society - Monthly Talk
'The History of Impington Hall' by Stephen Harper-Scott
Thursday 19th April 2018 at 7:30pm
St Andrews Church Hall, High Street, Oakington, CB24 3AG
Free to members, a charge of £4 for non-members.
FenArch - Monthly Talk
'Anglo-Saxon Fenland' by Sue Oosthuizen
Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 7:30pm
Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1NB
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Entry is £2 for non-members.
Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'The Fenland Floods of 1947' by Mike Petty
Monday 30th April 2018 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Open to all. Members £2 and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Open evenings: free to all. Refreshments available.


Throughout 2018, we will be featuring a different Jigsaw resource guide each month to inform and inspire community archaeologists about best practice. Jigsaw has produced various guides on techniques for researching archaelogical sites, identifying archaeological artefacts and on recording and reporting the results of archaeological investigations.
This month's featured best practice guide is: Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Geophysical Resistivity Survey - a practical hands-on guide to using the RM85.