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Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'Roman Graffiti' by Paddy Lambert (OA East)
Wednesday 1st May 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)
http://www.cafg.net/item.aspx?id=440

St Neots Local History Society - Monthly Talk
'Flag Fen to Must Farm' by Stuart Orme (Cromwell Museum)
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
Peterborough has some of the most remarkable Bronze Age archaeology in the world, from the amazingly preserved prehistoric causeway at Flag Fen, comprising more than 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks, to the incredible find of a burnt village dating back some 3,000 years at Must Farm. Excavation at these sites has revealed not only incredibly well-preserved artefacts but a real glimpse into Bronze Age life.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)
http://stneotslhs.org.uk/#/2019-programme/4594476047

Cambridgeshire Bird Club - Monthly Talk
‘Wild birds in human history: the archaeological approach’ by Umberto Albarella (University of Sheffield)
Friday 10 May, 2019 at 8pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, CB24 8UA.
Many people love birds because of their beauty, songs and overall contribution to our countryside. We love birds but we also need birds and in that respect they are worthy or our care and protection. It is less often considered, however, that birds have also had a fundamental role in shaping our past and that, as such, they are part of our historical as well as natural heritage. In this talk Umberto Albarella will provide some examples of how archaeologists have studied birds in order to understand past human societies and the way the relationship between humans and birds has operated. Umberto Albarella has a first degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Naples (Italy), but he has been interested in anthropology and then archaeology since his undergraduate days. He has worked in the UK since 1993 and is now Professor of Zooarchaeology at the University of Sheffield.
All welcome. Non-members pay £2
https://www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk/

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'A Place of Arrivals: Archaeologial investigations on the Cape Verde Islands' by Marie Louise Sørensen (University of Cambridge) and Chris Evans (CAU)
Monday 13th May 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.
https://www.camantsoc.org/meetings-and-events/

Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Lost and Found: Grave Goods of the Abbots of Peterborough' by Hannah Saunders
Monday 13th May 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
This talk draws on recent research by the speaker on the thirteenth-century Benedictine Abbots of Peterborough, and the funerary culture associated with the monastery. Hannah is an Artist and Medieval Art Historian currently based in Cambridgeshire. In 2015 she completed her BA HONS in Documentary Photography at The University of Wales, Newport, and in 2018 she graduated from The Courtauld Institute of Art with an MA specialising in The Supernatural Middle Ages.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
https://peterborougharchaeology.org/event/advancing-the-happy-dead/

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Archaeology along the East Anglia ONE cable route: changing the landscape of the River Deben Valley in east Suffolk' by Andy Peachey (Archaeological Solutions)
Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 7:30pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
The excavation of a cable route to serve the East Anglia ONE off shore wind farm has allowed an unprecedented opportunity for archaeologists to investigate the landscape of the Deben Valley and its tributaries to the east and north of Ipswich.  Archaeologists have recorded remains of every period, including new evidence for late Bronze age settlement and enclosures, with field systems similar to those still present today; as well as Roman farmsteads that relate closely to a Saxon hall and village.  But most notable is a monumental prehistoric enclosure situated on a hill slope that contains a wooden trackway. The preservation of this trackway is exceptional due to the presence of springs that kept the vast ditch system waterlogged. The trackway may have acted as a platform within a monument that was designed to be viewed at the head of the river valley, with initial radiocarbon dates indicating it was established close to the beginning of the early Neolithic period, and re-laid subsequently in that period, coinciding with the establishment of agrarian communities in Britain. Prehistoric pottery is rare on the site, but other artefacts have suggested a hugely symbolic purpose.
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.
https://feagblog.wordpress.com/events-for-2019/

Wimpole History Festival 2019
20th - 23rd June 2019
Wimpole Estate, Arrington, SG8 0BW
Booking has opened for events taking place during the third annual Wimpole History Festival at the National Trust's Wimpole Estate. Advance booking is required for many of the talks and activities. One of the talks will be on 'Investigations of the Roman Landscape at Wimpole' by the National Trust's archaeologist, Shannon Hogan, reviewing the finds of OA East's excavations at Lamp Hill last year.
http://www.wimpolehistoryfestival.com/

Festival of Archaeology 2019
13th - 28th July 2019
A national festival of events to showcase the work of archaeologists and archaeological discoveries. It is being coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology as part of their 75th anniversary celebrations in 2019. For more information and to discover events taking place,
http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - AGM & Monthly Talk
'Archaeological Textiles and What we can learn from them' by Margarita Gleba
Monday 1st April 2019 at 6pm (AGM: 5:45pm)
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.
http://www.camantsoc.org/events.html

Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk & AGM
'Investigating the Medieval Salterns of Kings Lynn' by Paul Spoerry (OA East)
Wednesday 3rd April 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)
http://www.cafg.net/item.aspx?id=440

St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'Sex, Sin and Scandal: the history of the Reynolds Family of Paxton Hall' by Canon Annette Reed
Friday 5th April 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)
http://stneotslhs.org.uk/#/2019-programme/4594476047

Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk & AGM
'Itter Crescent Roman Villa' by FRAG Team
Monday 8th April 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
A review of what we know about the Roman villa located between Itter Crescent and Fane Road in Peterborough. This will include an update on what was learnt from the exploratory excavtion in October 2018. The FRAG Annual General Meeting will follow at about 8pm. All are welcome to attend and help shape the development of the group.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
https://peterborougharchaeology.org/event/itter-crescent-roman-villa-agm/

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'All together now: analysis of human–animal burials in Neolithic Britain' by Leah Damman (University of Cambridge)
Thursday 11th April 2019 at 7:30pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
In this talk Leah Damman will share with you her fascination with just how much bones can tell the story of those they belonged to – how much of the puzzle of the past they can represent. Fragmented, mixed assemblages of human and animal bones are common in archaeological deposits, particularly in prehistoric contexts across Europe and the British Isles. Leah’s  research is focused on such mixed burials from Neolithic Britain (4000–2500 BCE), a period where not much more than the skeletal evidence remains. Standard approaches to studying human remains in these contexts yield only limited understanding of the burials; animal bones are usually analysed separately. Leah is studying both the human and animal material by using human osteological and zooarchaeological methods, combined with specialised methods such as cut mark analysis and ZooMS. The aim is to understand more fully what happened to these remains (human and animal) around the time of death, when they were buried and subsequently.
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.
https://feagblog.wordpress.com/events-for-2019/

Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'The Must Farm Pile-Dwelling Settlement – Britain’s Pompeii!' by Mark Knight (CAU)
Monday 29th April 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.
https://hiarchaeology.wordpress.com/whats-next/hiag-talks-programme-2018-2019/

Wimpole History Festival 2019
20th - 23rd June 2019
Wimpole Estate, Arrington, SG8 0BW
Booking has opened for events taking place during the third annual Wimpole History Festival at the National Trust's Wimpole Estate. Advance booking is required for many of the talks and activities. One of the talks will be on 'Investigations of the Roman Landscape at Wimpole' by the National Trust's archaeologist, Shannon Hogan, reviewing the finds of OA East's excavations at Lamp Hill last year.
http://www.wimpolehistoryfestival.com/

 

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)
http://stneotslhs.org.uk/#/2019-programme/4594476047
 
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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-trial-of-charles-i-tickets-53859491188


 
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.

https://hiarchaeology.wordpress.com/whats-next/hiag-talks-programme-2018-2019/

 

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 info@fenarch.org.uk or Text: ‭07765 172450‬

http://www.fenarch.org.uk/2018-19-speaker-programme/

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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: http://www.camantsoc.org/conf.html

 

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: https://medieval-settlement.com/events/conferences/

 

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: https://www.nenevalleyarchaeology.co.uk/2019-conference-your-roman-past 

 

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: https://www.sgsoc.org/understanding-fenland-landscape-and-society-past-and-present

 

 

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)
http://stneotslhs.org.uk/#/2019-programme/4594476047

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: http://www.camantsoc.org/conf.html
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.https://feagblog.wordpress.com/events-for-2019/

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.
https://hiarchaeology.wordpress.com/whats-next/hiag-talks-programme-2018-2019/
 
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.
https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/science-archaeology
 
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 info@fenarch.org.uk or Text: ‭07765 172450 http://www.fenarch.org.uk/event/saxon-bed-burials/

'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: https://medieval-settlement.com/events/conferences/
 
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: https://www.nenevalleyarchaeology.co.uk/2019-conference-your-roman-past
 
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: https://www.sgsoc.org/understanding-fenland-landscape-and-society-past-and-present

Ongoing
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.

 

St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'St Neots & District in Old Photos Part 2' by Rodney Todman
Friday 4th January 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)
 
Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'The After the Plague Project: new insights on medieval lives through scientific analysis of bodies: what can the 'kitchen sink' approach deliver?' by John Robb and Sarah Inskip
Monday 7th January 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
'The Civil War in Peterborough' by Stuart Orme (The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon)
Monday 7th January 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS

Not just Roundheads and Cavaliers! Discover the true and horrific story of the English Civil War and its impact upon Peterborough, including local building, landscape and recent archaeological clues as to how these tumultuous events affected our city.

All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
 
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'A Review of CAFG's Work in 2018' by Mike Coles and Terry Dymott
Wednesday 9th January 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)
 
Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Evidence for Diet in Anglo Saxon England' by Sam Leggett
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 7:30pm
Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.

https://feagblog.wordpress.com/