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Our monthly lectures are normally on the last Wednesday of the month at 6.00pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. The meeting on 24 November is our annual Public Lecture and will be in the Curtis Auditorium at the University of Newcastle. Meetings are open to all members, and non-members are also welcome provided they are signed in by a member.


 27 Jan  Grace McCombie, The Pevsner City Guide to Newcastle and Gateshead
 This is the Anniversary meeting. There will be a reception for members in the Mining Institute afterwards


24 Feb   Dr Tony Barrow, Patronage, Politics and Promotion: The social context of Admiral Collingwood


 31Mar    Dr Rachel Pope, Prehistoric Houses and Households: recent work in northern Britain


 28 Apr    The Annual General Meeting, Professor David Graham and Dr Myra Giesen,
Bridging Heritage and Science: assessing and managing ancient stone monuments in the countryside

26 May  Joint Meeting with the North East Ancient Egypt Society, Dr Penny Wilson
The Royal Tombs of Egypt’s Delta  Note; change of speaker from printed card. Because of the timing of fieldwork in Egypt, Penny Wilson cannot make the July date we had fixed.  Richard Pears very kindly agreed to swap his date with Penny, which gives us a simple solution to the problem.

30 June   Dr Stephen Ashby, Bone and Antler Combs in Britain and Scandinavia

28 July  Richard Pears, Patronage and Palladianism: the career of William Newton. See above re change of speaker

25 Aug    John Sadler, Kinder Transport to the North East

29 Sept   Christopher Ferguson,  Early Medieval Bernicia: the rise and fall of a coastal society

  27 Oct Dr Suzie Thomas, Community Archaeology in Britain and the North East

25 Nov   Inaugural  Public Lecture; Professor Ian Haynes, Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the creation of imperial society
Venue: The Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, University of Newcastle

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