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Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society

Season 2019-20

Reports on the season 2018-19 are on-line. This season has now ended. Our programme for 2019-20 will be published here from about mid- August. The season runs from September to May, with most meetings being held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Ashcroft Church, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester. Our joint meetings with other groups may be on other dates
Page last updated 18 June 2019
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Cirencester Archaeological  & Historical Society

Wednesday 26th September 2018

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

 

Northleach- A ‘Planted’ Town

Peter Dawson

Peter is a well-known Northleach historian and resident. He explained 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

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

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 took place almost on the anniversary of that cold and wintry event in our town.

Monday 18th February 2019  

The Annual Croome Memorial Lecture - 

Joint meeting with Cirencester Civic Society

Professor Mark Horton

Cirencester after the Romans -

time for a rethink?

Cirencester is rightly famous for its Roman heritage, as one of the largest cities and capital of Britannia Prima. However less well known is what happened in the period after the Romans ‘left’ in the fifth century and the foundation of the abbey in the twelfth century. This lecture offered some new thoughts, in the light of other recent work on Saxon Mercia and the Viking army as well as the immediate post-Roman period - the so-called ‘Age of Arthur. The lecture also reported on some recent geophysical surveys and argued that there is still much to learn. 

Wednesday 13th March 2019  

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)

a Free Public Lecture . Watch it Here>     

https://www.youtube.com/c/CotswoldArchaeol

ogy

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Over to You – Members’

Evening

A small audience studied a number of items brought in by members and guests, and was not able to identify everything, but found the evening very interesting, with several members talking about theit items.

Wednesday 10th April 2019

 

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

AGM followed by

Ghosts In The Stones:

Supernatural Tales in

Gloucestershire.'

 Kirsty Hartsiotis,  The Wilson in Cheltenham

Season 2019-20

Reports on the season 2018-19 are on-line. This season has now ended. Our programme for 2019-20 will be published here from about mid- August. The season runs from September to May, with most meetings being held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Ashcroft Church, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester. Our joint meetings with other groups may be on other dates
Page last updated 18 June 2019