BAS outing June 2022

Sunday 26th June, 12 noon picnic and/or 2pm gardens tour,
with Charles Boot of the Bucks Gardens Trust.
BAS outingAn outing to the splendid 18th century landscape gardens at Rousham Park which represent the first phase of English landscape design and remain almost as its designer William Kent left it.  

We will meet at the car park ( OX25 4QX for car drivers) at 12 noon for a picnic.
Bring your own picnics and drinks as there are toilets but no catering on site. Tickets for the gardens can be bought at the ticket machine at the entrance, £8 cash or card. The house is not open.
Then we shall gather again in the car park at 2pm for people who want to come only for the garden tour with Charles Boot. It would be good to arrive 15 minutes early as the ticket machine can be slow. 
Contact if you need a lift and we will try to link people.

Register for this excursion Here

BAS AAG Thursday evening meetings

Thursday 13 May 2022, ZOOM 7.15 (for 7.30)pm:

In search of a Holy Well at Old Linslade
– speaker: Paul Tate   

old linsladeThe existence of a Holy Well at Old Linslade is well documented, its location is not.  An interesting structure has been uncovered, the nearby canal is not helping the excavation. 




Register for this meeting  (Zoom) Here (we will send you the invitation)

BAS Saturday Lecture

Saturday June 11th 2:30pm: John Hampden and the Battle of Chalgrove

Speaker: Derek Lester

chalgroveDerek Lester will show how our knowledge of the Battle of Chalgrove and of John Hampden’s death and funeral depends on Clarendon’s ‘History of the Great Rebellion’ and Lord Nugent’s ‘Memorials of John Hampden.’ Derek argues that these accounts, written many years after the events, have misled students of the English Civil War.  Derek will show how Clarendon’s original diaries, preserved in the Bodleian Library, give a very different version of these critical events.


Register now for the online lecture Here  (We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).

Register now to attend the Lecture in Person Here  (We will acknowledge your registration by email).

BAS Saturday Lecture (online)

Saturday 9 October:  From Cuneiform to Codex
Speaker: Michael Ghirelli, Editor of the BAS Newsletter
CuneiformThe earliest books were written by impressing signs on flat squares of soft clay that were then baked hard under the sun.






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 2.30pmLasting about one hour plus time for discussion.  Refreshments are available after the event.