Talks and Lectures in the earlier years ……..

Reports of our lectures held before May 2014

We have reported our lectures in the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard for many years. Each year for some years we gathered these together at the end of each season and published them in late summer as one of our newsletters. If you should look through our past Lectures page or our publications pages, you can find which Newsletters have reports in them. Back copies of some of our Newsletters may be available on request from our editor. A copying charge may be made. Since 2014 we now only publish these reports online. We will keep paper copies solely for archive purposes. In general reports will appear online about a month after they have appeared in the Wilts & Glos Standard. If you would like to write up a report on a particular talk, contact a committee member as early in the season as possible, as we arrange a rota to ensure that every talk is reported.


Below is a list of talks going back several years. Do you have copies of programmes from years before this list? We would be glad to see them.


2013-14 Programme Reports can be found in Newsletter No.60

Sep 2013 Joint meeting with CSTS Using LIDAR to see through trees – Jon Hoyle 

Oct 2013 The Fairground Calendar – Graham Downie 

Nov 2013 Steaming Through Gloucestershire – Ian Thomas 

Jan 2014 The Story of Capability Brown – Roger Turner 

Feb 2014 Croome Memorial Lecture Joint meeting with CCS and Friends of Cirencester Parish Church Conservation – Truth or Fiction – John C Goom BA, Dip. Arch, RIBA 

Mar 2014 Mabel, Tennis Balls, Pigeon Pie and a Board Game – Alan Strickland 

Mar 19th 2014 Cotswold Archaeology – Annual Lecture Morgawr: Building a Bronze Age type plankboat & exploring prehistoric seafaring – Professor Robert Van de Noort – University of Exeter 

April 2014 Cirencester College-Student Archaeological Investigations 

May 2014 AGM followed by Talk Those were the Days – The Swinging 60’s – Virginia Adsett & Gill Morse


2012-13 Programme Reports will be found in Newsletter No. 58

Sep 2012 Archaeological Excavations at the former Bridges Garage Site, Cirencester- Cliff Bateman 

Oct 2012 Almshouses of Gloucestershire – John Loosley

Nov 2012 The Cotswold Canals – Their History and Restoration – Bruce Hall 

Jan 2013 Archaeology, the Future and the Next Generation of Archaeologists – Aidan Scott 

Feb 2013 Annual Croome Lecture Joint meeting with CS The Organ in Church – Mark Vennin

Mar 2013  The War Memorials Trust – Colonel Mike Bennett 

Mar 2013 Cotswold Archaeology – Annual Lecture  Childhood in Roman Pompeii – Professor Ray Laurence  

Apr 2013 The Cradle of Military Aviation-Pre WW1 Sites on Salisbury Plain – Bob Clarke 

May 2013 Under Devizes – John Girvan


2011-12 Programme  Reports will be found in Newsletter 56

Sep 2011 Free Public lecture for Heritage Open Days Cirencester: Archaeological Ironworking – Hector Cole  Sep 2011 Gloucester Malthouses – Amber Patrick 

Oct 2011 Atkyn’s Gloucestershire – the County’s Landscape 300 years ago – Alan Pilbeam 

Nov 2011 Mediaeval Hospitals – Charity, Hospitality, Healing – Tim Porter 

Jan 2012 Gloucestershire’s Underground Quarries – Arthur Price 

Feb 2012 The Croome Lecture held jointly with CCS: Church Conservation and Repair in the 21st Century – Henry Russell OBE 

Mar 2012 Joint meeting with CSTS: Early Settlers in the South West: Exmoor’s Hunter-Gatherers – Dr Paula Gardiner 

Mar 2012 Cotswold Archaeology Annual Public Lecture New thinking about Chedworth Roman Villa- Prof. Simon Esmonde-Cleary

Apr 2012 Archaeology of the Wormington – Sapperton Pipeline – Mark Brett 

May 2012 Museums – Stuff of history and History of Stuff – David Mullin


2010-11 Programme  Reports will be found in Newsletter 54

Sep 2010– Second Annual Heritage Open Days Lecture The Quaker Influence on Cirencester’s History- Wendy Lloyd-Sweet Warden, Friends Meeting House 

Sep 2010 New Finds and Displays at The Corinium Museum – Dr Alison Brooks   

Oct 2010 Archaeological Finds on the new Kingshill Development – Edward Biddulph:  Oxford Archaeology 

Nov 2010 Road Travel & Transport in Georgian Gloucestershire Nicholas Herbert 

Jan 2011 World War 2 Defences at Aston Down – Diana Wall:  Minchinhampton History Group  

Feb 2011 The Croome Lecture – Jointly sponsored with CCS since 1969 Sharpness Docks, Past Present and Future – Dr Ray Wilson 

Mar 2011   Joint Lecture with CSTS The Geo-archaeology of the Severn Estuary – Professor Martin Bell 

Mar 2011 Visit to Aston Down Airfield Mar 2011  Cotswold Archaeology Annual Lecture:The Staffordshire Hoard Kevin Leahy ; National Finds Advisor, Portable Antiquities Scheme 

Apr 2011 Current Developments at Chedworth Roman Villa – Mark George 

May 2011 The Gardens of the Cotswolds Tony Russell, Garden Lecturer and writer


2009-10 Programme  Reports will be found in Newsletter 52

Sep 2009 Heritage Open Days Public Lecture- sponsored by CAHS The History of the Salvation Army Hall – David Grace 

Sep 2009 Corn Hall Excavations – Laurie Coleman, Cotswold Archaeology 

Oct 2009 The Purton Ships Graveyard – Paul Barnett 

Nov 2009 The Wiggold Project: from early prehistory to the present day – Professor Tim Darvill [Wiggold  is a small hamlet at the centre of Abbey Home Farm Cirencester] 

Jan 2010 William Morris and Kelmscott Manor – Tristan Molloy and Jane Milne 

Feb 2010 The Croome Lecture -Jointly held with the Cirencester Civic Society. The Ongoing Refurbishment of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist – Malcolm James 

Mar 2010 Joint lecture with the CSTS. Current Approaches to Conservation Management in Historic Properties – Sarah Staniforth, Head of Conservation for the National Trust

Mar 2010 Cotswold Archaeology Public Lecture: The birth of a capital? Becoming Roman in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds – Tom Moore, University of Durham

Apr 2010 Punch & Judy – Alix Booth 

May 2010 Magic Lantern Show – Patrick Furley


2008-9 Season of activities: Reports will be found in Newsletter 50 

2007-8 Season of activities:  Reports will be found in Newsletter 48 

2006-7 Season of activities:  Reports will be found in Newsletter 46 

2005-6 Season of activities:  Reports will be found in Newsletter 44 

2004-5 Season of activities:  Reports will be found in Newsletter 42 

See Publications page for Newsletter details

If you still have any programmes from before 2004, we will be interested to see them