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Our latest news bulletin is issue 62, dated June 2017.

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 Events in the region

Follow these links to find out more about events organised by others in the North East (or occasionally further afield if they involve our members), this month and through the year. If you know of an event that might interest our members, please e-mail the website editor with full details.


News

  • Our member Andy Agate has recently taken up the post of Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for the North East, for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. He has been building links with local metal detecting communities and other members of the public who wish to report archaeological finds. Andrew is based at the Great North Museum: Hancock. Follow this link to e-mail him, or phone 0191 208 5031.
  • PhD student Ben Freeth, of Newcastle University, is currently working on a project exploring the Derwent Vale with the intention of producing a book and set of audio recordings, He is keen to make contact with members who are interested in, have special knowledge of or have carried out field work in the Derwent Vale.The book will be featured in the forth coming Digital Makings exhibition in Gateshead Library Gallery Space. Follow this link to e-mail him if you are interested.
  • As part of a Newcastle University project, archivist Claire Boreham has created a website on which you can browse the shelves of a seventeenth-century bookshop in Newcastle. When bookseller William Corbett died in 1626, an inventory of his shop was made, listing over a thousand books, mentioning around two hundred of them by name. This is now in Durham University's Special Collections, but images have been provided wherever possible.
  • Members interested in following up the history of the Ouseburn Valley and Victoria Tunnel, after our Summer Social visit last week, might like to know that the Ouseburn Trust are holding a series of summer walks (pre-booking essential) between now and the end of August. £4, or free to Ouseburn Trust members). It is also possible to book tours (individual or groups) of the Victoria Tunnel.
  • We would like to set up a new rota of ‘meeters and greeters’ for our Monthly Meetings at the Mining Institute. It involves arriving half an hour or so early at the Institute, and hovering round the door to welcome anyone who is new or uncertain about the lecture. Please e-mail Rosie Serdiville if you can help
  • Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society has given its members (including ourselves as an Exchange member) access to its journal Hampshire Studies online. Go to the Members' Section of our website for more details.

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 Recently published; books of interest

David's recent book, Bearsden: A Roman Fort on the Antonine Wall, is also now available from Archaeopress in paperback, at a discounted price of £16; follow this link for the order form. Published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, hardback copy normally £30

 

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Recent Deaths

Note; for biographical details of many our deceased members, going back to the earliest history of the Society, follow this link for the SANT Biographical Directory. This document was first put together, with considerable research, by Barbara Harbottle, and is being kept up to date now by Sue Ward. Any comments, additional material, and references (in print or on the web) will be gratefully received by her.


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