St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'Genealogy: The lopsided barge' by Robert Parker
Friday 1st March 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
This is the story of our speaker’s ancestor, Edward Parker, who was born in 1848 in the fenland village of Prickwillow in Cambridgeshire. By 1861 Edward had become a maltster and he eventually emerges as a mariner, sailing from Colchester. But what about the title of this evening’s talk: ‘The Lopsided Barge’? How does this dovetail into the story? Come along to the talk to find out…
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)

Saturday 2nd March 2019 Drop-in between 10am - 4pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Archaeological activities, display and information with updates on discoveries in 2018 adding to the story of Histon and Impington.
All welcome, no charge.

'Gown, Town and Beyond'
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
Full programme of speakers available on the CAS website:
All welcome. £10 for members, £15 for non-members (payable on the door).

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'ldborough (N Yorks): new perspectives on the Roman town of Isurium Brigantum and the Roman North' by Martin Millett
Monday 4th March 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
'Prehistoric Settlement in the Welland Valley' by Bob Hatton (University College Peterborough)
Monday 4th March 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
The Welland valley was a focus for prehistoric settlement, just as was the case in the Nene valley.Archaeologists are piecing together the scant evidence – often drawn from excavations in advance of gravel extraction which then removes all traces. Find out about the most recent research.Andrew Hatton was involved with the 1990s excavation at Stowe Farm near Greatford and has recently completed a review of Bronze Age field systems located along the Welland Valley as part of studying for his MPhil. The aim of the research was to place the site at Stowe Farm, Lincolnshire, in a local and regional context.All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'The Great Gold Torc: a 'new' middle Bronze Age torc from near Ely' by Neil Wilkin (The British Museum)
Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 7:30pm
Willingham Baptist Church, George St, Willingham, Cambridge CB24 5LJA remarkable Middle Bronze Age twisted gold bar torc, one of the largest found in Britain, was discovered in East Cambridgeshire in 2015. In his talk Neil Wilkin will highlight the skill required to make this spectacular item. He will compare it to other examples from across Britain, Ireland, and France and will then consider where the torc fits into the story of the Bronze Age, with special mention of the way fashions and ways of dressing the body changed over the course of 1,500 years. The talk will then address the big questions we all want to answer: what was the function of such a large and ostentatious torc, and why was it made and deposited, seemingly on purpose at the edge of the fens? Dr Neil Wilkin has been curator of Early Europe in the department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory at the British Museum, since 2012.All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.

Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'Archaeolink's work in Tanzania with Paul Lane' by Patricia Hart (Archaeolink)
Wednesday 6th March 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)

Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Talk
'Community Archaeology Projects' by Carenza Lewis (University of Lincoln)
Monday 11th March 2019 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Open to all. Members free and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Refreshments available.
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research - Cambridge Science Festival
'The Science of Archaeology'
Saturday 16th March 2019 Drop-in 10:30am - 4pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3ER
Were Neanderthals fussy eaters? What can bones tell us about a person's life? How were these stone tools made? What happened to this animal after its death? What did ancient Mesopotamia smell like? Science can help archaeologists answer these questions and many others. Discover the secrets revealed by pots, plants, soil, bones, textiles and maybe even fossilised poo! A hands-on drop-in event for the whole family.Open to all, no charge.
Department of Geography - Cambridge Science Festival
'Tree rings at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology'
Tuesday 19th March at 6pm
Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RW
Professor Ulf Büntgen presents a short introduction into modern tree-ring research, including wood anatomy, followed by timely examples of how different tree-ring archives and parameters can help to identify and shift research frontiers and cross disciplinary boundaries; not only within the natural sciences but also to the humanities.

FenArch - Monthly Talk
'Saxon Bed Burials' by Alison Dickens (CAU)
Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 7:30pm
Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1NB
This type of burial is extremely rare and the recent find at Trumpington has stimulated a lot of interest. The speaker is Alison Dickens who is the Archaeological manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.
Admission: All welcome. £3 for non-members. Booking is essential at or Text: ‭07765 172450

'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:

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB
The Museum is hosting a display of finds from Cambridge Archaeological Unit's recent excavations at Eddington, formerly known as North West Cambridge, in gallery 21. The team found seven Late Iron Age/Roman farmsteads, five cemeteries, and an impressive Late Roman villa complex that includes an enormous aisled timber hall and a stone bathhouse. The display includes mosaic tesserae, coins, a pair of tweezers, and a copper alloy spoon from a toiletry set.