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.

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 Archaeology – 

This meeting will now take place via an online webinar (same date and time).  You will be able to access the meeting from your home via the device you use for the internet.  Invitation instructions will follow once they have been confirmed.

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