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2021 Programme

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Coming events 2021

  • 24 Nov, 6.00 Horsley Memorial Lecture, One Step at a Time: Planning, Surveying and Building Hadrian’s Wall, and the Implications, Professor David Breeze. Follow this link for the flyer and booking details.

Events that have already taken place

Note; Some of the Recordings and Handouts have access restricted to members; see that page of this website for the links where necessary (you need to be logged in as a member to access this page). Summaries of all the events up to and including the May monthly meeting are included in our latest News Bulletin, dated June 2021.

  • 27 Jan 2021, 6.00, Annual General Meeting for 2019 and anniversary meeting;  The Way of the Sword: New Insights on Bronze Age Fighting. Dr Andrea Dolfini. 
  • 30 Jan 2021, Afternoon on the Tyne, the first of two Saturday afternoon sessions of short talks on the theme of the Tyne, with speakers each taking a topic relating to one place on the riverside.
  • 10 February 2021, Coffee House Seminar, Best Foot Forward: representations of feet and footwear in the Roman Empire, Liz Shaw, and The Headstud-Trumpet series of brooches, Victoria Szafara
  • 17 February 2021, Martin Roberts' talk about revising Pevsner’s County Durham, available on the Northern Architectural History Society's YouTube channel. Please do not share this link with non-members without permission.
  • 24 February 2021, Landscapes of the Great Depression in the North East, Dr Ronan O'Donnell.
  • 26 February 2021, Antiquaries/ MEMS spring round table; talks by Kirsten Gibson and Steph Carter, David Jones, John Pearson, and Sue Shaw
  • 27 February 2021, Afternoon on The Tyne; pdfs of Judith Green’s, Frances McIntosh's and Les Turnbull’s slides are now on the website, and here are the YouTube links to John Taberham’s short film and re-runs of Greg Finch’s and Sue Ward’s presentations.
  • 12 March, Hadrian's Wall Round Table, talks by Stacey Gillis, Ian Kille, and Rob Collins
  • 31 March 2021, The Wooden Underworld: the wooden collection at Vindolanda, Dr. Anneke Hackenbroich. Follow this link for the recording on Vindoland's YouTube channel.
  • 28 April 2021, 6.00, Annual General Meeting for 2020 and monthly meeting, Somme Crosses of the Durham Light Infantry: a case study in memorialisation, Dr. Andrew Marriott. Follow this link for the recording on our YouTube channel
  • 26 May, Monthly Meeting, Trimontium and beyond: current projects and future plans, Dr John H. Reid. Follow this link for the recording on our YouTube channel.
  • 9 June, Object Biographies, next in our series of virtual Coffee House Seminars, Daisy-Alys Vaughan on the Shefton Collection at the Great North Museum, and Rheba Macha, on representations of Black people in Western collections of Greco-Roman art. Follow this link for the recording of Daisy-Alys Vaughan, and this one for  Rheba Macha on our YouTube channel
  • 30 June, Mrs Atkinson's World, Richard Atkinson. Follow this link for the YouTube recording.
  • 28 July,The discovery and excavation of the Roman baths at Wallsend, Dr Nick Hodgson.Follow this link for the YouTube recording.
  • 31 July, Summer Visit, to Newburn Village and St Michael’s and All Angels Church.
  • 25 August, Recent research and 3D modelling of Newcastle Castle, Richard Pears (replacing our scheduled speaker David Silk, who has apologised for his non-appearance having mistaken the date). A re-recording, as the original recording was unuseable due to technical problems.
  • 29 Sept, Putting the Pre-History of the North Pennines on the Map, Alastair Oswald. There are some sound problems during the introduction and later on, but thanks very much to Michael Johnson for making the recording as good as it is.
  • 27 Oct, 6.00, Public Lecture, To the Island of Tides, Alistair Moffat. Arrangements being made by the Insights team, details will be circulated when known.


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