Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society
Lecture programme Autumn 2012
Lectures are held at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 3 Margaret Street, Birmingham 3, at 7.00 p.m. except for the January lunch-time lecture (Central Library theatre, 1.00 p.m.). Non-members are very welcome to attend for a small fee (£2, but no charge is made for talks in the Library Theatre).
October 2nd: JONATHAN DAVIES (King Edward’s School, Edgbaston): ‘Bringing the past to life? If only!’
For the past decade the King Edward’s Living History Group has been taking part in re-enactment events. We have cut quills, made ink, built bread ovens and large trebuchets, sewn, shot, roasted, danced and dallied. We have had to learn old skills and develop new ones. In the process we have had an awful lot of fun, helped educate and entertain thousands upon thousands of the public but what have we actually experienced?
November 6th: HAL DALWOOD (Worcestershire Archaeology Service): ‘The archaeology of Anglo-Saxon towns in Mercia’
Over the last 40 years archaeologists have endeavoured to throw light on the character and development of towns in the late Saxon period. The results and challenges of this research will be reviewed with reference to towns in Mercia.
December 4th: Annual General Meeting followed by:
DELLA HOOKE (Retiring President): ‘The Early Days of the Society’
Early copies of the Transactions provide an insight into the early years of the Society in the 1870s. This will be an illustrated talk and will show how much has changed since then.
January 8th lunch-time lecture, 1.00p.m.: NICK MOLYNEUX (English Heritage): ‘JW Evans Silver Factory, Birmingham’.
February 5th: ALEX JONES (AJ Archaeology)): ‘Metchley Roman Fort, Birmingham’
March 5th: ROGER KIPLING (ULAS): ‘Recent Excavations in Birmingham’
April 9th: STEPHEN DEAN (Staffordshire County Council): ‘Cannock Chase’