The Spring 2021 Newletter (pre AGM version) is available Here.
A fourth (Zoom) discussion group is planned – first Wednesday in May 2021, at 10:30 – see topic and register Here
Saturday 17th April 2021:
The Human Cost of Civil War: the Buckinghamshire experience.
Speaker Professor Andrew Hopper, Director, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester and Principal Investigator for the AHRC Civil War Petitions Project
The ‘Conflict Welfare and Memory’ project researches how wounded soldiers, war widows and other bereaved family members petitioned for financial relief, some people affected for decades and into the 18th century. The Buckinghamshire petitions have recently been published on the project website.
Register now for this online lecture Here (We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).
You can find the full BAS Lecture programme Here
Our lectures are free and (normally) located in the County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP starting at 2.30pm. Lasting about one hour plus time for discussion. Refreshments are available after the event.
The Active Archaeology Group (AAG) meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month during the winter. These meetings are now online (Zoom) while COVID-19 precautions continue. Our current programme started in October 2020
Thursday 13th May, 7.30pm:
What animal bones can tell us in archaeology
– speaker: Matty Holmes
Insight into what animal bone finds, in an Archaeological context, tell us about human activity and environment.
Register for this meeting Here
• All meetings are at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, and start at 7.30pm. Entrance is from the footpath on the side of the building that faces St Mary’s Churchyard.
• All meetings are in three parts: a practical archaeology session or speaker on a recent excavation; a break for tea, coffee and biscuits; then reports on our current and recent archaeology projects. All welcome.