Peterborough Museum - Talk

'The inside story of the Becket Casket' by Diana Heath (Victoria and Albert Museum)
Saturday 1st December at 2pm
Thomas Becket is possibly the most famous saint from Great Britain, killed in cold blood in 1170. The Abbot of Peterborough commissioned the Becket Casket to hold relics of the murdered saint and took them to Peterborough for safe keeping in 1177. Find out more about this famous casket by the conservator who recently worked upon it. This talk includes aspects of its history, creation and conservation and includes a gallery tour of the Becket Casket itself – currently on loan to Peterborough Museum from the V&A.
Open to all. Tickets £3 per person. To book, please click here or call Peterborough Museum at 01733 864 663.

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'Hold fast, hold firm, hold OUT: Millicent Garrett Fawcett and the campaign for women's suffrage' by Gill Sutherland
Monday 3rd December 2018 at 6pm
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.
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'OA East's Excavation at Lamp Hill, Wimpole' by Paddy Lambert
Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge - Parking is available on site from Tennis Court Road.
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of £1 from non-members)
Saturday 8th December between 10am - 3pm
Mill Common, Huntingdon
Archaeologists are excavating along the route of the Pathfinder Link Road into Huntingdon. This is revealing some Romano-British and Medieval remains including; a possible Roman Road, ditches and pits. Finds so far include; Romano-British, Medieval and Post Medieval pottery, animal bones and evidence for later activity and we are also hoping to find evidence from the Civil War and the Early Medieval period.
Free guided tours of the site will be available every 30 minutes from 10am – 12noon and 1pm until 2.30pm. Visitors should wear stout shoes - boots and warm clothing on site.
Visitors to the site on Mill Common (opposite Huntingdon Bus Station) will be able to see some of the finds so far, meet some of the archaeologists and find out more about the excavations along the A14.
For further information, contact: Steve Sherlock, Archaeology Lead A14 (07804 698322) or A14 Public information helpline (0800 270 0114).
*Please note there is no parking available on site

Monday 10th December 2018 at 7pm

Our first ever archaeology quiz will test your knowledge of archaeology – both local and further afield. You can arrange your own team of four – or just come along and we’ll organise you into groups.

Prize for the winners – and nibbles at half time. Refreshments available from the bar.

Free for FRAG members. Non-members welcome but please complete the registration form ( so we can plan accordingly. A £5 charge applies for non-members.
Jigsaw Best Practice Guides
Throughout 2018, we are 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 archaeological sites, identifying archaeological artefacts and on recording and reporting the results of archaeological investigations.
This month's featured best practice guide is: Flint Identification - an introductory guide to distinguishing deliberately modified from naturally occurring rocks.