Bucks Active Archaeology Group – evening talks

Bucks Active Archaeology evening meetings in Autumn 2021 and Winter 2022

Our programme of talks was suspended when the Covid-19 lockdown started in March 2020, but re-started on-line over Zoom. When we do return to our usual face-to-face meetings in the Discover Bucks Museum – we plan to continue to stream our talks online from there.

See also the societies programme of Saturday Lectures

Bucks Active Archaeology

Active Archaeology Talks on the second Thursday of each month:

Thursday 9 September, 7.30pm: (Online Zoom meeting)
BAS Chetwode Mill Project – speaker: Peter Marsden and Doug Stuckey.
A documentary study to support HS2 excavation at a Mill site in Chetwode Bucks.


Thursday 14 October, 7.30pm: (Online Zoom meeting)
Archaeology of Burialspeaker: Jill Eyers.
A focussed look at burial rights and methods discovered by Archaeology.

Thursday 11 November, 7.30pm: (online Zoom meeting)
Recent Research at Quarrendon speakers: Sandy Kidd, Mike Wood, Garry Marshall, Richard Gem
Recent documentary research has expanded our knowledge of the early settlement at Quarrendon.  We will review the current management of the site and plans for the moat and other possible restorations.
This Presentation was recorded, the video can be played Here, it runs for 80 minutes.


Thursday 9 December, 7.30pm: (online Zoom meeting)
Christmas Party and AAG round-up of the year’s activities
– Host Doug Stuckey
A Roman Road from Verulamium to SilchesterSpeaker Nigel Rothwell
How recent Lidar evidence and research has helped define a section of this Roman road.
The end of year Quiz (for fun, Questions on Mid Neolithic to Early Bronze age [4500 to 3000 BCE] sites in Northern Europe). Brush up on your Barrows/Cursus/Dolmens/Passage Graves/Henges etc, plus Great Linford Manor Ha-ha excavations.

Thursday 13 January 2022, 7.30pm: with be streamed over Zoom
Yet more digging in Scotland
– speaker: Doug Stuckey

Volunteering on an archaeological excavation in Kings Park Sterling (1st Century AD stone structure), visit Burnswark, Dumfries and Galloway (Roman camp and hilltop enclosure) and Castle Law, Dumyat, Sterlingshire


Thursday 10 February, 7.30pm:
Hunting for the King’s Building in Brill
– speaker: Mike Farley
An insight into Brills historic significance as the administrative centre of a Royal Forest, with the King holding court in the village on one of his visits.
Register for this meeting Here


Thursday 10 March, 7.30pm:
Animal Bones (Saxon Period)
– speaker: Matty Holmes
What animal bones can tell us about Saxon living conditions. 


Thursday 14 April, 7.30pm:
Great Linford Church
– speaker: Bob Zeepvat
The excavations at the church of St Andrew before the building of Great Linford suburb in Milton Keynes. 


Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm:
– speaker: TBC    

• NORMALLY all Active Archaeology meetings are held 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.

• IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS prevent face-to-face meetings, these illustrated talks may be given on-line, accessible via the web from your living room. Watch this page for details.

• ALL physical 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.


Click here for information about the society’s Active Archaeology Group.


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