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.

Lectures in Marlow

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.

Kings, Power and Conversion in Anglo-Saxon England

Dr Gabor Thomas (Reading University), new archaeological perspectives from the Kingdom of Kent.

Main Hall, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50, students £1.50

Thursday 20th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.

The Archaeology of HS2 in Buckinghamshire

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