The village of Stewkley has a very fine example of a Norman church, keeping its primary architecture through 900 years of change. A ticketed illustrated talk as part of church fund raising is scheduled for Friday 15 March at 7.30pm, including refreshments .
Tickets will be £10 and can be ordered from the contact details on the image, payment by cash, BACS transfer to the PCC or by card through ‘Givey’.
Current Archaeology magazine’s annual conference, CA Live! 2024, in partnership with UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, will take place on 24 February 2024 at the Institute of Education in London. Tickets are now available at the early bird rate of £45 (full price £60) – book here www.archaeology.co.uk/live
The new County Council have launched the long awaited update to the online Heritage Portal for Buckinghamshire. The new online service has a current search engine and is linked directly to the HER database – so new entries are available via the portal immediately.
Saturday 9 October:From Cuneiform to Codex Speaker: Michael Ghirelli,Editor of the BAS Newsletter The 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 lectureHere (We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).
Our lectures are free and (normally) 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.
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.
Lucy Lawrence (Bucks County Council Archaeology Officer) will outline how the Archaeology of HS2 is helping to answer some longstanding questions about the development and use of this historic landscape.
In the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50