The Society focuses on all aspects of our historic county, working to protect and record our heritage and historic environment. Historic buildings and ancient churches, documentary research and the landscapes of the past, local history – as well as archaeology and fieldwork – all are within our remit. We are just as concerned about the present as the past: our members are active in assessing the impact that the HS2 and the Oxford-Cambridge Express Way will have on the county’s historic buildings and landscapes. We were formed in 1848, over 170 years ago, our collection is curated by the County Council in the County Museum, Aylesbury [an historic building in shared ownership between the Society and the Council] and at the Centre for Bucks Studies (see LINKS menu above). County heritage data can also be accessed via the Bucks and Berks historic environment sites (see LINKS menu). For details of how to join the Society, visit our membership page.
A FREE Talk by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe of Oxford University. ALL WELCOME. Saturday 7 March, 2.30pm in Amersham at The King’s Church, Raans Road, HP6 6LX
Professor Cunliffe has excavated some of Britain’s important Iron Age and Roman sites, including Danebury Hillfort, Hengistbury Head and Fishbourne Roman Villa. He has published more than 25 books and was once described as ‘the David Attenborough of archaeology’.
CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE BUCKS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
on Saturday 4 April at Winslow Public Hall, Elmsfield Gate, MK18 3JG. 1pm-5pm, £3 on the door. The county’s biggest archaeological dig, on the route of the high-speed rail line, is turning up various unexpected settlements. From Mesolithic to Medieval plus a complex area under investigation in Warwickshire. Speakers from the HS2 (Fusion) Archaeology team.
• 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.
Hillforts and the prehistoric landscape, Speaker: Professor Barry Cunliffe. – See seperate notice
Saturday April 25th
Hedgerley: a South Buckinghamshire village. Speaker: Julian Hunt
Our lectures are free and 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.