The society’s regular Events
All are welcome at the society’s events, members and non-members alike. And most are free.
We run a Winter Lecture programme every year, one Saturday each month from November to March starting at 2.30pm.
Last year’s talks included Old Aylesbury, the Ffestiniog railway, Amersham brewery, Pictish symbol stones and London’s Elizabethan theatres.
In normal times these are held in the lecture room at the Bucks County Museum, in Church Street, Aylesbury — but during the Covid epidemic all talks are being presented on-line using Zoom.
CLICK HERE TO View the Saturday lectures and how to join them on-line.
THURSDAY ARCHAEOLOGY TALKS
Our Active Archaeology Group organises evening talks one Thursday each month starting at 7.30pm. Again these would normally be in the County Museum in Aylesbury, but during the epidemic they are on-line using Zoom.
Recent subjects have been Roman discoveries near Aylesbury, an Iron-Age Broch in Scotland, and Anglo-Saxons in the upper Thames valley.
Every year the society organises one-day outings to historic towns and buildings, churches and archaeological sites in Buckinghamshire and immediate neighbouring counties. Some are by coach, others by using your own transport.
The Covid epidemic prevented these from running in 2020. Instead each organiser turned the intended guided tour into an on-line presentation. Planning outings for Summer 2021 will be equally difficult.
CLICK HERE TO View our Summer Outings plans for 2021 as they develop.
HS2 ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCES
Working with archaeologists who are excavating along the HS2 high-speed rail, the society has organised three HS2 Archaeology Conferences so far.
A fourth, half-day conference on-line is planned for Saturday 15 May 2021. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE DETAILS AS THESE BECOME AVAILABLE.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY NETWORK CONFERENCE
The BLHN annual conference tackles a different aspect of the county’s history every year in October. Recent topics are Buckinghamshire breweries (2020) and 100 Years of Social Housing (2019).
CLICK HERE TO View advance details of this year’s BLHN Conference.
CLICK HERE TO find out more about the Bucks Local History Network
For some of our organised activities it is necessary to be a member so that you are covered by our insurance — but don’t let that put you off. The main qualification is enthusiasm.
Small-scale excavations, field-walking, desk-based research, traditional and geophysical surveys are run by the society’s Active Archaeology Group. Recent targets have been a pumping station on the Grand Union Canal and a ruined ha-ha at Great Linford Manor.
OTHER ACTIVITY GROUPS
The society’s Historic Buildings Group was active in the years 2008 to 2013, when its members recorded historic buildings in Wingrave, Hedgerley, Stowe, Great Horwood – and old public houses in seven towns and villages.
Workshops, on-line resources, building and village surveys and historical research were all used to build historic building reports.
CLICK HERE TO View the Historical Buildings Group’s resources and results.
If you are interested in helping to build such a group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org