Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'Decorations of the Highest Class': Insights from the Cowtan & Sons' Wallpaper Archive, 1824-1938, at the V&A' by Wendy Andrews
Monday 3rd February 2020 at 6pm
LG17, 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
'From Neolithic to Saxon: Evolution of a North Cambridgeshire Landscape' by Tony Walsh (Headland Archaeology)
Monday 3rd February 2020 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
The A14 improvement project triggered one of the most extensive ever archaeological excavations. MOLA Headland Infrastructure employed some 250 archaeologists to dig more than 40 separate excavation areas spanning 350 hectares, uncovering new information about how the landscape was used over 6,000 years, and about the origins of the villages and towns along the route. Prehistoric henge monuments, barrows and cremation cemeteries. Iron Age farms. A Roman supply depot and multiple kilns. Saxon settlements including timber buildings. The list of finds is huge. With the investigation phase completed, post excavation analysis is proceeding on multiple fronts. This talk will provide an update on the what this unique project can tell us about the evolution of the north Cambridgeshire landscape from Neolithic to Saxon times.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).

Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'Excavations of an 18th Century Farmhouse in Wimpole, Cambs' by Mike Coles (CAFG Fieldwork Coordinator)
Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge - Parking is available on site from Tennis Court Road.
This will be a report on the results of the Group's excavations of walls discovered in a service trench, which turned out to be an 18th century house with a medieval predecessor.
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of £1 from non-members)

St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'St Neots - Famous for Who and What?' by Sue Jarrett
Friday 7th February 2020 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Medieval northern journeys: From Arctic and mountain hunting grounds to Eastern England and beyond’ by James Barrett (McDonald Institute)
Thursday 13th February 2020 at 7:30pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8UA
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.

Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Bronze Age Settlement in East Anglia' by Nick Gilmour (OA East)
Monday 17th February 2020 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.

FenArch - Monthly Talk
'The Monuments of Easter Island' by Prof Colin Richards (University of the Highlands and Islands)
Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 7:30pm
Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech PE13 1NB
Professor Colin Richards will be travelling down from Orkney to speak to us about the monuments of Easter Island (Rapa Nui). Colin is one of the UK's leading experts on the Neolithic having carried out work in Orkney since the 1980s and also on Durrington Walls near Stonehenge. In more recent years he has spent many summers in the South Pacific to help with heritage and archaeological work.
Admission: All welcome (members free, non members £3), but booking is essential at or text full name and number of seats to: ‭07765 172450‬