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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 73, dated June 2022.

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                                        Summer Walk

2 July, 10.30, Newburn and Lemington: the lost industrial history of outer west Newcastle. Meet Battle of Newburn memorial, at the eastern end of the Tyne Riverside Country Park. The flyer, with full details, is in the Members' section. Bookings close 30 June.

Summer Social

22 July, Tynemouth Watch House Museum, 6.00-8.00. Tickets cost £15 and will include a guided tour and buffet meal. Booking via the  Members' section. Bookings close 10 July. Please note - numbers limited. If we reach capacity we will establish a waiting list in case anyone has to drop out.

                                  July Monthly Meeting

27 July, 6.00, Latest Fieldwork on the Early Medieval Monastery at Lindisfarne, David Petts. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. The flyer including Zoom details will be circulated nearer the date,


A Full Programme of Talks, Visits, Social Events

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We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration number, 1188638) Click here for our entry on the Charity Commission website. The Society operated for many years as an incorporated association with charitable status (registration number 230888) with the same name and the same charitable objects. Click here for the Charity Commission entry for the pre-2021 body.

We publish a learned journal, Archaeologia Aeliana, each year, and a News Bulletin twice a year. Small Research Grants are available for original research by members.

We are partners in the management of Newcastle Castle, and are signatories to the North East Statement Against Racism.

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Our Library at the Great North Museum is open10am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday.

David Heslop, President

In the future, don’t forget your past