Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Excavating Medieval cemeteries in Cambridgeshire: the After the Plague project and rural/village sites’ by Craig Cessford (CAU)
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 7:15pm
Landbeach Village Hall, Green End, Landbeach, Cambs, CB25 9FG
Craig Cessford has worked in archaeology in Cambridgeshire for over 20 years with a particular focus on medieval and later urban archaeology. He is currently both a senior project officer with the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and a co-investigator on the After the Plague project at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. His current research includes a study of the excavations of a number of rural cemeteries in Cambridgeshire from the Early Anglo-Saxon to Post-Medieval periods.
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'The Weird and Wonderful World of the Romans' by Paddy Lambert (OA East)
Wednesday 2nd October 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)
St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'David Parr House, Cambridge' by Tamsin Wimhurst
Friday 4th October 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
Behind an unremarkable door of an unremarkable terraced house in a quiet corner of Cambridge hides an artistic treasure.
David Parr House is a modest residence but holds an exceptional painted interior. Its walls and ceilings are decorated with beautifully patterned designs that would not be out of place in a Victorian church or an Arts & Crafts home. Until recently, the house was only known to few people, but a project is now underway to uncover the secrets of this extraordinary place.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk (jointly with the Prehistoric Society)
'Long Before Brexit' by Alison Sheridan
Monday 7th October 2019 at 6pm
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
The question of immigration has been at the front of people’s minds as the Brexit ‘situation’ unfolds (or rather, unravels). It has also come to the fore in contemporary archaeology, as a way of explaining cultural and economic change that had suffered from several decades of rejection. What has brought it back onto the table is the result of isotopic and, above all, ancient DNA analysis – the latter helping us to find out who we are and from where we came. This lecture will examine the current debate about human migration as it relates to two major changes in British and Irish prehistory: first, the appearance of a farming way of life around 4000 BC, and secondly, the appearance of metalworking know-how and a host of other Continental novelties during the 25th century BC.
Members of the Society are welcome to bring guests; junior members of the University are welcome at all meetings.

Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Anglo-Saxon Fenland' by Sue Ooothuizen (University of Cambridge)
Monday 7th October 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
Archaeologies and histories of the fens of eastern England, continue to suggest, explicitly or by implication, that the early medieval fenland was dominated by the activities of north-west European colonists in a largely empty landscape. Using existing and new evidence and arguments, Prof Oosthuizen offers another interpretation.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).

Warboys Local History Society - Monthly Talk
'House of Spies' by Roger Leivers
Monday 7th October 2019 at 7:30pm
Methodist Church, High Street, Warboys
Come and hear renowned local historian Roger Leivers talk about the role that Farm Hall played in the second world war, its chequered and fascinating use as an SOE (Special Operations Executive) training centre.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)
Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Wimpole Iron Age and Roman Site - who were the Romano British?' by Paddy Lambert (OA East)
Monday 14th October 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.
Peterborough Museum - Talk
'Hoards at Bradley Fen and Must Farm in the Bronze Age' by Mark Knight (CAU)
Thursday 17th October 2019 at 7:30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
Talking about the metalwork hoards from Bradley Fen and Must Farm - Mark brings together the wider Flag Fen Basin story of how our Bronze Age ancestors were living in the local area.
Pre-booking essential. Tickets are £6 and available to purchase from Peterborough Museum reception by calling 01733 864663 or online on our website: vivacity.org/heritage-booking
Peterborough Museum - Talk
'Snettisham Iron Age Hoards' by Jody Joy (MAA)
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 7:30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
The ‘Snettisham Treasure’ found in Norfolk, forms the largest deposit of gold, silver and bronze artefacts dating from the Iron Age found in Europe. Jody will explain what a ‘hoard’ means and explain examples from Snettisham.
Pre-booking essential. Tickets are £6 and available to purchase from Peterborough Museum reception by calling 01733 864663 or online on our website: vivacity.org/heritage-booking 
Eltisley History Society - Monthly Talk
'Beer and Spirits - Tales of local haunted hostelries' by Julie and Trevor Bounford
Wednesday 23rd 2019 at 7:45pm
The Cade Pavilion, The Green, Eltisley, Saint Neots PE19 6TN
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)