Forthcoming Lectures
7th November, 2017Tom WalkerMesolithic to Modern: living on sand at Gwithian, Cornwall

Gwithian, on the east of St Ives Bay, has revealed evidence of human presence from the Mesolithic to twentieth century tin mining activity, with multiple episodes of settlement and abandonment. Environmental studies can show how the landscape has altered over the millennia, and how climate changes have influenced the phases of occupation. A recent project consisting of a programme of coring, down to 10m depth, as well as one test pit, will be discussed. Numerous different analytical techniques, together with dating on multiple samples, has improved knowledge of the sequence of changes in the river valley from early marsh to major pollution from the upstream tin mining. The siting and timing of human activity can often be related to secular climate change, associated with sand stability/instability.

5th December, 2017 AGM 2017

2nd January, 2018Colin BerksSaxon Cookham

6th February, 2018Michael RedleyThe Boer War: a forgotten conflict

6th March, 2018Graham TwemlowArt and Design in the Chilterns

3rd April, 2018Caroline BrownAnne Damer: Sculpting Society

1st May, 2018James MatherThe Watlington Hoard

5th June, 2018Jack OgdenInvincible No Longer: Diamonds in the Mediaeval World

2nd October, 2018Jill EyersBoudicca – Warrior Queen or Rebel?

Who was Boudicca? What precisely happened during and shortly after the Roman invasion of Britain, and how did we get to the rebellion of some British tribes in AD60? This talk goes into the hard evidence and some of it might surprise you.

6th November, 2018Phillada BallardCookham Court

4th December, 2018 AGM 2018