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Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Ashcroft Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

Wot! No Engines? Horsa, The Silent Wooden Warrior

James Rendell

James Rendell is a local historian and lecturer whose experiences include architecture, fire defence systems consultancy and RAF police dog handling. Gloucestershire played a major part in WW2 airborne operations; James will talk about the production and role of these vital troop-carrying gliders and their link to local wartime airfields.

Wednesday 24th October 2018

 Ashcroft Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

Northleach- A ‘Planted’ Town

Peter Dawson

Peter is a well-known Northleach historian and resident. He will explain why his town is a fine example of the market towns set up in the 250 years following the Norman Invasion of 1066

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Ashcroft Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

Francis Haverfield’s ‘Roman Cirencester’: Then and Now

Neil Holbrook

Neil is Chief Executive of Cotswold Archaeology and a specialist on Roman Britain. Francis John Haverfield (1860-1919) has been described as the greatest archaeologist of Roman Britain. Neil will talk about the 1920 publication of his paper on Cirencester, and its relevance to our understanding of the town’s archaeology today.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Ashcroft Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

The Storming of Cirencester 1643

John Paddock

In the seventeenth century, at a crucial time in English history, the people of Cirencester were split in their allegiance to those fighting for political power. John is an expert on English Civil War in the Cotswolds. His account of this battle and its context will take place almost on the anniversary of that cold and wintry event in our town.

Monday 18th February 2019   Note the new venue!

CIRENCESTER BAPTIST CHURCH, CHESTERTON LANE 7.30pm

The Annual Croome Memorial Lecture -  Joint meeting with Cirencester Civic Society

The Great Army and the Vikings in Cirencester

Mark Horton - University of Bristol

The Vikings made winter camp at Cirencester in 879. Mark will examine new evidence for the make-up and composition of the Army in 873-4 before its invasion of Wessex

Wednesday 13th March 2019   Note the Venue!

THE BINGHAM HALL, KING ST – 7.30pm

Cotswold Archaeology- The Mick Aston Lecture

The Origins of Wessex: Archaeology and Landscape in the Upper

Thames Valley, 5th-7th Centuries AD

Professor Helena Hamerow (University of Oxford)

This is a Free Public Lecture

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Ashcroft Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

Over to You – Members’ Evening

Have you an artefact or information you would love to share with others? Is there something you have discovered about our local history? Sign in on the night for a turn at a brief explanation and display. Time available will depend on demand

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Note the Venue!

The Sir Emrys Jones Lecture Theatre,

ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY- 7.30pm

Joint meeting with Cirencester Science & Technology Society

The Cheltenham Branch of Mr Brunel’s Great Western Railway

 Colin Maggs

Colin Maggs is a well-known and extensively published railway historian from Bath.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Ashcroft Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

AGM followed by House History

Rose Hewlett

Rose is a local historian, active in the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. She is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Bristol. Rose will demonstrate practical ways to find out more of the history of your house, and share some of her investigations into a variety of interesting Gloucestershire properties.

Season 2018-9

Reports on the season 2017-8 are on-line.

The programme for 2018-9 is below.

Most talks are in the Ashcroft Hall on the fourth Wednesday of the month, but in February, March and April, joint meetings are on different dates and different places. There is no December meeting, but we have two in March. Our March meeting is something new, a chance for you to tell us briefly  your story, whether it be about an object, or some history you have uncovered.
Page last updated 9 August 2018
© CAHS & contributors 2016-8 Registered Charity 287289
Cirencester Archaeological  & Historical Society

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Ashcroft

Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

Wot! No Engines? Horsa, The

Silent Wooden Warrior

James Rendell

James Rendell is a local historian and lecturer whose experiences include architecture, fire defence systems consultancy and RAF police dog handling. Gloucestershire played a major part in WW2 airborne operations; James will talk about the production and role of these vital troop-carrying gliders and their link to local wartime airfields.

Wednesday 24th October 2018

 Ashcroft

Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

Northleach- A ‘Planted’ Town

Peter Dawson

Peter is a well-known Northleach historian and resident. He will explain why his town is a fine example of the market towns set up in the 250 years following the Norman Invasion of 1066

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Ashcroft

Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

Francis Haverfield’s ‘Roman

Cirencester’: Then and Now

Neil Holbrook

Neil is Chief Executive of Cotswold Archaeology and a specialist on Roman Britain. Francis John Haverfield (1860-1919) has been described as the greatest archaeologist of Roman Britain. Neil will talk about the 1920 publication of his paper on Cirencester, and its relevance to our understanding of the town’s archaeology today.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Ashcroft Hall,

Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

The Storming of Cirencester

1643

John Paddock

In the seventeenth century, at a crucial time in English history, the people of Cirencester were split in their allegiance to those fighting for political power. John is an expert on English Civil War in the Cotswolds. His account of this battle and its context will take place almost on the anniversary of that cold and wintry event in our town.

Monday 18th February 2019   Note the new

venue!

CIRENCESTER BAPTIST CHURCH,

CHESTERTON LANE 7.30pm

The Annual Croome Memorial Lecture - 

Joint meeting with Cirencester Civic Society

The Great Army and the Vikings

in Cirencester

Mark Horton - University of Bristol

The Vikings made winter camp at Cirencester in 879. Mark will examine new evidence for the make-up and composition of the Army in 873-4 before its invasion of Wessex

Wednesday 13th March 2019   Note the

Venue!

THE BINGHAM HALL, KING ST – 7.30pm

Cotswold Archaeology- The Mick Aston

Lecture

The Origins of Wessex:

Archaeology and Landscape in

the Upper Thames Valley, 5th-

7th Centuries AD

Professor Helena Hamerow (University of

Oxford)

This is a Free Public Lecture

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Ashcroft Hall,

Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

Over to You – Members’

Evening

Have you an artefact or information you would love to share with others? Is there something you have discovered about our local history? Sign in on the night for a turn at a brief explanation and display. Time available will depend on demand

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Note the

Venue!

The Sir Emrys Jones Lecture Theatre,

ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY-

7.30pm

Joint meeting with Cirencester Science &

Technology Society

The Cheltenham Branch of Mr

Brunel’s Great Western Railway

 Colin Maggs

Colin Maggs is a well-known and extensively published railway historian from Bath.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Ashcroft

Hall, Ashcroft Road Cirencester 7.30pm

AGM followed by House History

Rose Hewlett

Rose is a local historian, active in the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. She is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Bristol. Rose will demonstrate practical ways to find out more of the history of your house, and share some of her investigations into a variety of interesting Gloucestershire properties.

Season 2018-9

Reports on the season 2017-8 are on-line.

The programme for 2018-9 is

below.

Most talks are in the Ashcroft Hall on the fourth Wednesday of the month, but in February, March and April, joint meetings are on different dates and different places. There is no December meeting, but we have two in March. Our March meeting is something new, a chance for you to tell us briefly  your story, whether it be about an object, or some history you have uncovered.
Page last updated 9 August 2018