Programme

Lectures were suspended from March 2020 and resumed online-only from September 2020. Lectures are generally on the last Tuesday each month and commence at 7.30pm with a request to be online from around 7.20pm. Confirmations and instructions are sent by email around a week prior. For details of how to attend for free by temporary, virtual subscription, follow this link »


27 April 2021 | Bronze Age metals and mobility in Northeast England | Ben Roberts

Rearranged from May 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

After his PhD on the Origins and Early Development of Metallurgy in Western Europe, Dr Roberts became Curator at the British Museum, responsible for the European Bronze Age collections, recording Bronze Age hoards found by metal-detecting in England and researching and co-writing 41 programmes in the British Museum/BBC Radio 4 series and accompanying book A History of the World in 100 Objects. Dr Roberts is now Associate Professor of Archaeology at Durham University, researching the transmission of new objects and technologies in northwest and southeast Europe from the Neolithic to the Early Iron Age.

25 May 2021 | Altogether Archaeology and community archaeology | Tony Metcalfe

Tony Metcalfe is the Chair of Altogether Archaeology (AA). A former teacher, he now serves on the advisory committees for the North East of England Research Framework (Historic England), and Belief in the North East project (Durham University) representing community archaeology groups.

Tony will outline the history and activities of AA, which began as a group set up by the North Pennines AONB and now operates independently. The aim of AA is to promote awareness of the archaeological heritage of the North Pennines and the surrounding area; by the involvement of its members of all ages; in archaeological fieldwork and research. AA provides opportunities for members to extend their knowledge of archaeological methods and practice by research, fieldwork and training. Activities have ranged from Name Books, surveys, excavations to finds processing, involving people from schoolchildren to members in their 80s.

29 June 2021 | Communities and archaeology in North Yorkshire | Jon Kenny

Jon Kenny [AG1] is a community archaeologist, awarded the prestigious Marsh Trust Award for Community Archaeologist of the Year in 2015. Formerly of York Archaeological Trust, Jon now works independently.

In this talk, Jon will outline his recent work with different communities in North Yorkshire, including with Beyond Boundaries, a group of people with learning disabilities investigating varied local industrial heritage in Commondale in the North York Moors, and with the Canals and Rivers Trust at Pocklington head canal.