Thursday 14 October, ZOOM 7.15 (for 7.30)pm:
Archaeology of Burial
– speaker: Jill Eyers
A focussed look at Burial rights and methods discovered by Archaeology.
Register for this meeting Here
• 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.
October 9th at 14:15 (for 14:30) on Zoom 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. It took years to learn to write using a complex system of pictures and symbols to represent words, so the ability to read and write was confined to a small male elite.
Register now for this online lecture Here
(We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).
Saturday 25th September 14:15 (for 14:30) Online
You can see Michael Hardy’s, church glass pictures, many of which he used for his presentation, on his web site HERE
Saturday 28th August
L.T.C Rolt – Engineer, Author and Preservation Pioneer
Speaker: Julian Hunt, Society President
A review of L.T.C Rolt’s activities and achievements.
This Lecture has been recorded. The recording is available until the end of September 2021 Here
You will need to enter passcode w&?j5FZD in order to play the recording
CLICK HERE TO View the contents of each volume and order on-line
The society’s recent appeal for funds to complete the cataloguing of the BAS deeds collection of over 11,000 documents has raised £2,455 – and we will be able to add to this by reclaiming tax under the Gift Aid scheme.
So thanks are due to all who have donated. The fund will be sent to the Bucks Records Society, who are funding the work at Buckinghamshire Archive. The new catalogue will make the document collection accessible for research.
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.
Access the new portal Here