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Note; all in-person lectures except 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.  The flyer for each one, with Zoom information and Eventbrite booking details where relevant, 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.

  • 20 Aug, 9.15-5.00, Summer Outing to Healey Church, Minsteracres, and Blanchlands. Book  via the members’ section on our website, . Closing date for bookings 31 July.
  • 31 Aug, 6.00, Monthly Lecture, William Blackett and Commonwealth Newcastle, Greg Finch (please note change of title). The flyer, including Zoom details, is on the members’ section in the website
  • 9-10 Sept, Archaeologia Aeliana Bicentenary Conference, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University. Open to all. Follow this link for the conference programme and booking details; £5.
  • 28 Sept, 6.00, Update on Birdoswald, Tony Wilmott. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.
  • 14 October, 6.00, evening of talks at the Digital Lounge at Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. An opportunity especially for our newer members, students and early career professionals to give a short presentation on their area of research or job role, in-person or via Zoom. Contact Katie Mountain for further information.
  • 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. Members can follow this link to view the 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. Members can follow this link to view the recording.
  • 25 May, Newcastle upon Tyne: Mapping the City 1250-2021, Mike Barke. Members can follow this link to view the recording.
  • 29 June, 6.00, Hadrian's Wall Collections, Frances McIntosh and Elsa Price. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. Members can follow this link to view the recording
  • 22 July, 6.00-8.00, Summer Social at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House.
  • 27 July, 6.00, Latest Fieldwork on the Early Medieval Monastery at Lindisfarne, David Petts. Members can follow this link to view the recording.

In the future, don’t forget your past