St Neots Local History Society - AGM and Monthly talk
'Mr Bartlett Begs to Inform... - Victorian St Neots' by Liz Davies (St Neots Museum)
Friday 1st February 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
Victorian life is revealed through a remarkable printer’s scrapbook covering over a century of everyday life in St Neots. From bargains to banking, from paupers to posters, from golfing to grocers, the richness of Victorian life in a small market town is uncovered.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)
Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'Buried with their belts on: people and architecture at the Cambridge Augustinian Friary ' by Craig Cessford (CAU)
Monday 4th February 2019 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.
Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Samian Ware: All you need to know' by Geoffrey Dannell
Monday 4th January 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS

Samian (or terra sigillata) was a form of fine table ware popular throughout the Roman world in the early Empire. It is often associated with higher status Roman buildings. Potter’s stamps can provide valuable information about date and location of manufacture. We are fortunate to have a specialist who can explain all about this type of plain and moulded pottery. Geoffrey Dannell has been involved in logging Samian finds all over Europe – and he can also address the presence of Samian ware at Peterborough and Nene Valley sites.

All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'Work at Pangani and its environs: discussion of the 19th century caravan trade in East Africa' by Paul Lane (University of Cambridge)
Wednesday 6th February 2019 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)
The Cromwell Museum - Performance
'Trial of Charles I'
Huntingdon Town Hall, Market Hill, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3PJ
Friday 8th February 2019 at 7pm; and Saturday 9 February 2019 at 10.30am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm

The Cromwell Museum will be staging dramatised performances recreating the tumultuous events of the trial of King Charles I in January 1649, to be held in the atmospheric surroundings of one of the historic courtrooms in Huntingdon Town Hall. Working with members of the Sealed Knot historical re-enactment society, and using original trial records from the Parliamentary Archives, the Museum has produced an edited and dramatised version of the trial, which will be recreated with all the key figures including King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell being played by amateur actors. Performances will be staged during the daytime on Friday 8 February for schools who are studying the period, then on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday 9 February as ticketed shows for the general public.

Tickets for these performances are £7 per person, and can be booked via the Cromwell Museum or online via the Museum’s website or at:

Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Talk
'Update on Archaeology at Northstowe' by Alison Dickens (CAU)
Monday 11th February 2019 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Alison Dickens is a senior manager at the University’s Cambridge Archaeological Unit, and has been investigating the archaeology of Cambridgeshire for over 25 years. Recent projects have included the Grand Arcade and Divinity School in Cambridge and she is currently running the huge project out on the site of Northstowe.  Alison’s interests range from the Romans and Saxons through to WWII and beyond – and there’s plenty of all those in Cambridgeshire to keep her busy!  She is President of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society and a Committee member of the Cambridge Association for Local History.
Open to all. Members free and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Refreshments available.


Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk

'Shining light on an old treasure: the Iron Age hoards from Snettisham, Norfolk' by Jody Joy (MAA)
Thursday 14th February 2019 at 7:30pm
Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA

Over the past 60 years, astounding discoveries of precious metal objects, including torcs, bracelets and finger rings, have been made at Ken Hill, Snettisham, Norfolk. In total, 14 separate groups of objects, or hoards, dating to the second and first centuries BC have been discovered. Jody Joy is currently coordinating a major research project including a comprehensive scientific analysis of the objects and a reassessment of the site. He will discuss the results of the project, specifically the discovery of sophisticated metalworking techniques such as surface enrichment and mercury gilding.

Jody Joy is Senior Curator of Archaeology at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, responsible for British and European Archaeology. He previously worked at the British Museum, where he was Curator of European Iron Age Collections for eight years. He specializes in the archaeology of northwest Europe during the first millennium BC but his research interests also include the later Bronze Age and early Roman periods.All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.


FenArch - Monthly Talk

'The People of Roman Britain: Introducing the Romano-British' by Paddy Lambert (OA East)

Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 7:30pm

Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1NB

Admission: Free to all, but booking is essential at or Text: ‭07765 172450‬



Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Spring Conference

'Gown, Town and Beyond'

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ

Programme and more details to follow. Check the CAS website for updates:


Medieval Settlement Research Group - Spring Conference

'New Discoveries in the Cambridge Region: Medieval Settlement in the A14 Corridor and its Wider Context'

Saturday 30th March 2019

Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU

Programme and registration form available on the MSRG website:


Nene Valley Archaeological Trust - Conference

'Your Roman Past'
Saturday 30 March 2019
Castor CE Primary School, Stocks Hill, Castor, Peterborough, PE5 7AY

The one-day conference provides a unique opportunity to showcase the wealth of Roman archaeology in the Nene Valley. Six eminent speakers will address the topic of "Your Roman Past". The Conference is aimed at both those who live in the local area - and anyone with an interest in how 400 years of Roman occupation changed Peterborough’s landscape. The conference is taking place on the site of one of the largest Roman buildings in Britain - the so called Castor Praetorium. Castor is just a mile from the Roman town of Durobrivae alongside the Ermine Street bridge over the River Nene. It is close to Normangate Field which was an industrial suburb central to the Roman Nene Valley pottery and iron industries. ​The speakers have played a direct role in discovering and interpreting the Roman history of the Nene Valley - both as hands on archaeologists and as respected academics.

Programme and booking available on the Nene Valley website: 


Spalding Gentleman's Society - Conference

'Understanding Fenland Landscape and Society'

Saturday, 13th April 2019

Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, PE11 1TB

This one-day symposium will give attendees insights into the latest research into the landscape and society of the Fenland from the Roman to the Early Modern period. It will also highlight the role of Spalding Gentlemen’s Society as a centre for local research and highlight recent projects that have developed out of the Society’s museum, library and archive collections.

Programme and booking available on the Spalding Gentleman's Society website: