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2017 Programme

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Please note: For access for our monthly meetings in the Mining Institute lecture theatre for those with mobility problems, the Institute’s volunteers can open the side door (down the alleyway) which allows access with one step only into the theatre. Our meeters and greeters will be looking out for people who would appreciate this. Alternatively, phone the Institute in advance, on 0191 232 2201, or e-mail them to arrange this.

29 March, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, Auckland Castle in 2017: the current status of archaeological research of a Bishops Palace, Garden, and Estate, Chris Ferguson. Mining Institute

26 April, 6.00,  Monthly Meeting, A battalion on the learning curve; 18 DLI in training and in war, Alastair Fraser. This is also our AGM; follow this link for the agenda. Mining Institute

13 May. Country meeting, Whitby by coach. Cost £15.00 per person (to be paid in full on booking). 9.00 pick up from Bewick Street, Newcastle (return by c6.00). Follow this link for application form and further details

31 May Monthly Meeting, Andrew Breeze, Battle of Brunanburh and Cambridge CCC, MS 183, Mining Institute

16 June,6.30, Summer Social Evening, Meet outside the Cluny Pub for walking tour of  Ouseburn Valley led by Mike Greatbatch. £14 per ticket. Members are welcome to bring guests for the same ticket price. Follow this link for the booking form.

28 June, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, Romano-British glass bangles: a reappraisal Tatiana Ivleva. Mining Institute

26 July 6.00, Monthly Meeting, Death March or Picnic?  The aftermath of the Battle of Dunbar John Malden

30 Aug, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, The 15th Century Grey Tomb in Chillingham Church, Northumberland; The Monument in Context, Derek Cutts. Mining Institute

2 Sept, Country Meeting, Sion Hill House, North Yorkshire. Cost £24 (including £10 deposit to be paid on booking. pick up from Bewick Street, Newcastle (return by c5.00). Follow this link for application form and further details.

27 Sept, 6.00 Monthly Meeting, Recent work by Newcastle University on the Hadrians Wall system, Ian Haynes. Mining Institute

30 Sept, Newcastle’s greatest asset" - a walk around the Town Moor  Meet 10.30 am on the west side of the Central Station, Neville Street, Newcastle.  2 – 3 hours on easy ground. Contact Rosie Serdiville for further information

25 Oct Public Lecture, Putting the People in the Pageant: Visions of People’s History and the Industrial Revolution in Historical Pageants in Britain, 1905-2016,  Alexander Hutton. Please note different venue; Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. 

29 Nov, 6.00 Monthly Meeting, Incendiary letters and Iniquitous practices; Smuggling and Customs Evasion on the North East Coast 1750-1830, Tony Barrow. Mining Institute

Events that have already taken place

25 Jan, Monthly Meeting, Beyond the Wall, Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group. This was also our Anniversary Meeting; follow this link for the agenda. The meeting was followed by a Social Event to which all members were invited. Follow this link for a short report of the lecture.

22 Feb, Monthly Meeting, Shining Light on Medieval Manuscripts,  Andrew Beeby, Joint lecture with Institute of Physics. Follow this link for a short report of the lecture.

5 Mar, Country Walk, Cocken Hall: recent excavations of the C17 house with its gardens and the World War One training camp, led by Alastair Fraser

Follow this link for previous years' programmes

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