Winter 2017-2018


Autumn/Winter 2016-2017

Lunesdale Archaeology Society holds a programme of talks on archaeological and historical subjects each year over the autumn and winter period. Talks are scheduled for the second Monday of the month, unless otherwise indicated, and they start at 7.30 pm. The venue is normally Tebay Methodist Chapel, unless stated otherwise. Talks are free to members. Non-members are very welcome to attend on payment of a small admission charge of £3.00. Refreshments are provided after the talk.

Date: Oct 9th

Speaker: John Zant

Title: Archaeology of the A66 improvement scheme

John Zant is a Senior Project manager at Oxford Archaeology North. John is vastly experienced in the excavation, recording and interpretation of multi-period archaeological remains, though his principal research interests lie in the archaeology of the Roman army and the development of urbanism in Britain. Since joining OA North in 2001, he has established a reputation as a leading expert on the Roman period in northern England, and has developed a strong track record of post-excavation analysis and publication. John has authored a wide range of archaeological reports, including substantial monographs presenting the results of large-scale urban excavations he directed at Winchester and Carlisle

Date: Nov 13th

Speaker: Chris Craghill

Title:  Reconstructing the village of Ulldale

Local historian Christine Craghill researches all aspects of Cumbrian History. Chris uses the latest computer based internet technology, archive material and landscape knowledge, to investigate local, family and house history, through the social, economic and landscape history of the region.

Date: Dec 11th

Speaker: Fraser Brown

Title:  The Stainton West excavation, Carlisle

Frazer Brown is a Senior Project manager at Oxford Archaeology North. He has considerable project management experience, overseeing projects, in both rural and urban environments and has particular experience of large-scale infrastructure projects, including road schemes, notably the recent Carlisle Northern Development Route.

Date: Feb 12th

Speaker: Jamie Lund

Title:  Tbc

Jamie Lund is the National Trust archaeologist for North West England. Jamie is vastly experienced and entertaining and his talks are always very popular.

Date: Mar 12th

Speaker: Sue Stallibrass

Title:  Romano-British local supply to the Roman Army in the Northwest

Sue Stallibrass is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool and the English Heritage regional science adviser for the northwest of England. She has worked extensively on Roman material from Northern England





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