BAS AAG Thursday evening meetings

Thursday 11 November, ZOOM 7.15 (for 7.30)pm:
Quarrendon, history and action planning
– speaker: Sandy Kidd and Garry Marshall
QuarrendonRecent historical document research and planning for further activities at Quarrendon Manor and village site.

 

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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.  We will stream the sessions on Zoom while Covid precautions are required. 
• 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. All welcome.

BAS Lecture


November 27th at 14:30 Discovering Buckinghamshire’s Museum Gardens

Speaker: Claire de Carle, Garden Historian and Vice Chair of Bucks Garden Trust

TMuseum Gardenhis talk will be based on the research carried out by the Bucks gardens Trust volunteers, covering the County Museum, Aylesbury, High Wycombe (former Chair Museum), The Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney and the period gardens that have been re-created at the Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Giles.

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust have been researching historic parks and gardens of local importance the resulting reports their website. 
https://bucksgardenstrust.org.uk/research-and-recording/locally-important-sites/

Lecture in person at St Mary’s Church Aylesbury (limit of 40) and streamed on Zoom.

Register now for this online lecture Here 
(We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).
Register now for Church in person Here  (We will email the in person invitation (Max 40))
 

 

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.

Hs2 conference-on-the-web has audience of 200+

HS2 Conference online

Two hundred people signed into the society’s first Conference-on-the-Web on Saturday 4 April. They heard and watched new archaeological discoveries across Buckinghamshire ahead of the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail line. They were all sitting safely in their own homes.

The speakers told of a Saxon longhouse excavated at Great Missenden, what appears to be a ceremonial circle on the route through the Chiltern escarpment at Wendover, Roman farm buildings in the Colne Valley, and a Saxon ‘sunken-floor’ building at Chetwode.

The on-line conference was a joint effort between the Bucks Archaeological Society and Fusion, who are the main archaeological contractors for HS2. Fusion provided the speakers and organised the ‘webinar’ technology which delivered the four-hour conference into people’s homes. Applause is difficult to project on-line, but a stream of email messages followed the end of the conference complimenting the speakers and the organisers.

The society’s members led the way by assessing the impact of HS2 on the county’s archaeology as soon as the HS2 project was announced in 2010.

The online conference was recorded. We will try and bring you a link to it as soon as we can.