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Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society

Season 2019-20

Reports on the season 2018-19 are here.

Lectures are held at the Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, unless detailed in the

programme notes below.

All meetings start at 7.30pm.

Visitors are always welcome. Those in full time education are free, others usually £3.

Wednesday 25th September 2019

From gold to sweets: the problem of small change

Dr Richard Reece

An intriguing amble through time from Roman to the present. It is a privilege to open our season with this talk, specially created for us by Dr Reece, Cirencester resident and world-renowned numismatist and archaeologist. Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The Cotswolds Navy- What’s in a name?

Paul Barnett

We welcome Paul back with this exploration into the region’s connection to the sea via its maritime fleet of locally named vessels and its efforts during Warship Week 1942. Wednesday 27th November 2019

Woodchester Mansion – an Unfinished Masterpiece

Liz Davenport

On behalf of the Woodchester Mansion Trust, Liz is going to tell us about this unique Grade 1 listed Victorian Gothic house hidden in a Cotswold valley. Wednesday 22nd January 2020

The Supply of Olive Oil to the Roman Garrison at Glevum

Dr Graham Barton

This talk will trace the interesting journey and organisation involved in getting this vital commodity from Roman Spain in the 1st century AD to our local Roman military bases. *MONDAY 17th February 2020

* PARISH CHURCH, MARKET PLACE, 7.30pm

The Croome Lecture  - A joint meeting with Cirencester Civic Society

Early Farmers in the Cotswolds

Professor Timothy Darvill (Bournemouth University)

Tim is a prehistorian with an international profile. He has undertaken pioneering research on Neolithic monuments including Stonehenge. Tim will update us on findings from the current project at Sisters Long Barrow, Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester. This is a free public lecture *Wednesday 11th March 2020

* THE BINGHAM HALL, KING ST, 7.30pm

Cotswold Archaeology - The Mick Aston Lecture

Religion and Art in the Roman Cotswolds:

Images of the Gods Carved from Oolitic Limestone

Professor Martin Henig (University of Oxford)

Admission free Wednesday 25th March 2020

The Cold War and the Fight to be Heard

Alan Strickland

The Cold War in the 1980s saw Cruise Missiles deployed to Greenham Common. Our committee member Alan will tell the Greenham story, of the women's peace camp and their fight for the right to be listened to. Now Scheduled, this significant site is considered as part of our 'conflict archaeology' heritage. *Wednesday 8th April 2020 A joint meeting with Cirencester Science and Technology Society at the Ashcroft Centre.

Snails, soils and sediments - how they help us reconstruct prehistoric

land-use and landscapes in Southern England

Dr Michael J Allen

Mike’s work allies geography, pedology, ecology, sedimentology and biology, but principally tells us about people in the past –archaeology. He is a leading-and  entertaining -expert on snails! Wednesday 27th May 2020                    Annual General Meeting  followed by

Spokes in a Wheel: Roads and Turnpikes around Cirencester

David Viner

David is a former Chairman of the Society, currently Editor and Archivist. After our brief AGM he will recall the Society’s Turnpikes Project of the 80s/90s and its fieldwork recording local milestones and routes. This road network, creating a Cirencester ‘hub,’ will be described and its modern legacy illustrated.
Page last updated 31 October  2019
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© CAHS & contributors 2016-9 Registered Charity 287289
Cirencester Archaeological  & Historical Society

Season 2019-20

Reports on the season 2018-19 are here.

Lectures are held at the Ashcroft Centre,

Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, unless detailed

in the programme notes below.

All meetings start at 7.30pm.

Visitors are always welcome. Those in full

time education are free, others usually £3.

Wednesday 25th September 2019

From gold to sweets: the

problem of small change

Dr Richard Reece

An intriguing amble through time from Roman to the present. It is a privilege to open our season with this talk, specially created for us by Dr Reece, Cirencester resident and world-renowned numismatist and archaeologist. Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The Cotswolds Navy- What’s in

a name?

Paul Barnett

We welcome Paul back with this exploration into the region’s connection to the sea via its maritime fleet of locally named vessels and its efforts during Warship Week 1942. Wednesday 27th November 2019

Woodchester Mansion – an

Unfinished Masterpiece

Liz Davenport

On behalf of the Woodchester Mansion Trust, Liz is going to tell us about this unique Grade 1 listed Victorian Gothic house hidden in a Cotswold valley. Wednesday 22nd January 2020

The Supply of Olive Oil to the

Roman Garrison at Glevum

Dr Graham Barton

This talk will trace the interesting journey and organisation involved in getting this vital commodity from Roman Spain in the 1st century AD to our local Roman military bases. *MONDAY 17th February 2020

* PARISH CHURCH, MARKET PLACE, 7.30pm

The Croome Lecture  - A joint meeting with Cirencester Civic Society

Early Farmers in the Cotswolds

Professor Timothy Darvill (Bournemouth

University)

Tim is a prehistorian with an international profile. He has undertaken pioneering research on Neolithic monuments including Stonehenge. Tim will update us on findings from the current project at Sisters Long Barrow, Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester. This is a free public lecture *Wednesday 11th March 2020

* THE BINGHAM HALL, KING ST, 7.30pm

Cotswold Archaeology - The Mick Aston Lecture

Religion and Art in the Roman

Cotswolds:

Images of the Gods Carved

from Oolitic Limestone

Professor Martin Henig (University of

Oxford)

Admission free Wednesday 25th March 2020

The Cold War and the Fight to

be Heard

Alan Strickland

The Cold War in the 1980s saw Cruise Missiles deployed to Greenham Common. Our committee member Alan will tell the Greenham story, of the women's peace camp and their fight for the right to be listened to. Now Scheduled, this significant site is considered as part of our 'conflict archaeology' heritage. *Wednesday 8th April 2020 A joint meeting with Cirencester Science and Technology Society at the Ashcroft Centre.

Snails, soils and sediments -

how they help us reconstruct

prehistoric land-use and

landscapes in Southern

England

Dr Michael J Allen

Mike’s work allies geography, pedology, ecology, sedimentology and biology, but principally tells us about people in the past –archaeology. He is a leading-and  entertaining -expert on snails! Wednesday 27th May 2020                    Annual General Meeting  followed by

Spokes in a Wheel: Roads and

Turnpikes around Cirencester

David Viner

David is a former Chairman of the Society, currently Editor and Archivist. After our brief AGM he will recall the Society’s Turnpikes Project of the 80s/90s and its fieldwork recording local milestones and routes. This road network, creating a Cirencester ‘hub,’ will be described and its modern legacy illustrated.
Page last updated 31 October  2019