Hillforts and the Prehistoric Landscape

Hillforts and the Prehistoric Landscape

OUR DEVELOPING UNDERSTANDING

A FREE Talk by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe of Oxford University. ALL WELCOME.
Saturday 7 March, 2.30pm in Amersham at The King’s Church, Raans Road, HP6 6LX
Professor Cunliffe has excavated some of Britain’s important Iron Age and Roman sites, including Danebury Hillfort, Hengistbury Head and Fishbourne Roman Villa. He has published more than 25 books and was once described as ‘the David Attenborough of archaeology’.

BAS AAG Thursday evening meeting

Thursday 12 March:
The monks’ graveyard at St Albans – speaker: Ross Lane of the Canterbury Trust
What the excavations can tell us about one of England’s greatest monasteries.

See the full meeting schedule here.

All 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.
• All 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 Saturday Lecture

Saturday March 7th  – Special event at Amersham

Hillforts and the prehistoric landscape, 
Speaker: Professor Barry Cunliffe.  – See seperate notice

Saturday April 25th

Hedgerley: a South Buckinghamshire village.
Speaker: Julian Hunt

Our lectures are free and 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.

Buy our recent publications on-line

Now you can buy the society’s most recent publications on-line
via this website. Follow the links below…


Pots, Potters and Potteries
of Buckinghamshire 1200-1910
October 2019

Records of Buckinghamshire 59
May 2019

Wulfhere’s People:
Excavations at Wolverton
November 2018

Excavations at Missenden
Abbey 1983-88
May 2018

My Dearest Ben:
Disraeli through his letters
February 2018

Toll Roads of Buckinghamshire
1706-1881
September 2017

 

HS2 Archaeology Conference – 2020

HS2 ArchaeologyDiscoveries from Year 2

CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE BUCKS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

on Saturday 4 April at Winslow Public Hall, Elmsfield Gate, MK18 3JG.   1pm-5pm, £3 on the door.  The county’s biggest archaeological dig, on the route of the high-speed rail line, is turning up various unexpected settlements. From Mesolithic to Medieval plus a complex area under investigation in Warwickshire.  Speakers from the HS2 (Fusion) Archaeology team.

CBA South Midlands: Events Oct and Nov 2019

CBA South Midlands Autumn conference will be on the theme of Roman Villa Landscapes of the South Midlands. Winslow, Buckingshamshire on Sunday 20th October. Flyer to follow

 

Flyer and booking form for a Flint training workshop we’re holding in Northampton on 16th November for people who want to learn more about flint.

There are only 20 places available, so early booking is advised.

CBA-SM flint training workshop

Bucks Local History Network Conference

Buckinghamshire Local History Network 2019

ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND FAIR

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SOCIAL HOUSING
– FROM ALMSHOUSES TO RIGHT-TO-BUY

A one-day conference on the changing face of housing for the people: cottages on manorial estates, the 18th-century workhouse that provided work, the 19th-century workhouse that enforced it, ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ that launched council-provided housing after the First World War, then the New Towns and Milton Keynes after the Second, and its dismantling through Right-to-Buy.

PLUS displays and bookstalls by the county’s local history and archaeology societies.

Saturday 5 October 2019

at The Oculus, the Aylesbury Vale District Council conference centre in Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury

For full details and tickets in advance by post or on-line >>