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Note; all in-person lectures except the August lecture and the Public Lecture on 26 Oct will be in Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University, and not the room given in  the programme card. They will be live-streamed. If necessary because of continuing Covid-19 problems, they will move online. The flyer for each one, with Zoom information and Eventbrite booking details, will be e-mailed to members at the beginning of the relevant month and again a day or two before the meeting. Please e-mail if flyers are not reaching you.

Click here for a poster giving details of our lectures to June 2022. We would be very glad if members would print off copies and put them up in appropriate places, such as local libraries. Or e-mail for a glossy printed copy.

  • 25 May, 6.00, Newcastle upon Tyne: Mapping the City 1250-2021, Mike Barke. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.
  • 29 June, 6.00, Hadrian's Wall Collections, Frances McIntosh and Elsa Price. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.
  • 22 July, 6.00-8.00, Summer Social at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House. Details tba
  • 27 July, 6.00, Latest Fieldwork on the Early Medieval Monastery at Lindisfarne, David Petts. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.
  • 20 Aug, Summer outing, visiting several rural Northumberland churches (provisional date, details to be confirmed)
  • 31 Aug, 6.00, The Blacketts: a Northern Dynasty, Greg Finch. Venue to be announced.
  • 10 September, Archaeologia Aeliana 200 Years, joint conference between ourselves and Newcastle University Medieval and Early Modern Studies network. Follow this link for details of the Call for Papers, deadline 10 June.
  • 28 Sept, 6.00, Update on Birdoswald, Tony Wilmott. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.
  • 26 Oct, 6.00, The Galloway Hoard, Martin Goldberg. Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.
  • 30 Nov, 6.00, Death on the Wall: Romano-British Burial Practices on Hadrian's Wall, Dr Trudi Buck. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.

Events that have already taken place

  • 15 Jan, 11.00, Winter Walk in Elswick exploring what remains of the area that pioneering woman surgeon Ruth Nicholson (1884-1963) would have known.
  • 26 Jan, 6.00, Anniversary Meeting and Lecture, A Scandalous Trough and other Tales of Romano-British Sculpture, Lindsay Allason-Jones. This lecture was not recorded, but ‘Artistic obscurity: analysing Britain’s most elusive sculptures’, by Ian Haynes and Lindsay Allason-Jones is an article in the March 2022 edition of Current Archaeology magazine, covering some of the same ground as in Lindsay's lecture, and including many pictures.
  • 23 Feb, 6.00,  German and Scandinavian Merchants in Newcastle, 1860-1920; Success, Integration and Social Capital,  Daniel Riddell. Follow this link to see the YouTube recording.
  • 18 Mar, 5.45-7.00, Re-imagining the Sights and Sounds of Hadrian's Wall, joint event with Great North Museum: Hancock, with Andrew Parkin and Hazel Barron-Cooper.
  • 30 Mar, 6.00, A most Egregious Misappropriation: The Wretched Coupling of Hadrian and Wall, Rob Collins. The recording was unfortunately unuseable, but a note of the lecture will be included in the June edition of our News Bulletin.
  • 27 April, Due to illness Dr Alexandra Makin had to withdraw. We are grateful to Marta Alberti for stepping in at short notice, to speak about Hadrian’s Wall: days of future past.

In the future, don’t forget your past