Friday January 8th 2016
"Mapping Hillforts: problems and
progress" by Professor Gary Lock
Professor Lock's work on the Hillforts project is of particular interest to
the Society, as we hope to be involved with a survey of the Bury Bank site
in Spring. Gary is an old friend of the Society and we last saw him at the
launch of the King's/Queen's Low publication
Friday February 12th 2016
"Arthur's Cairn - A Bronze Age Cairn on
Eyam Moor" by Arthur Wilson
Arthur Wilson has the dubious distinction of having a cairn named after him
whilst still alive! He is coming to talk about the excavation of a cairn on
Eyam Moor by Artaemus.
Friday February 26th 2016
"'Living North of the Watford Gap' -
Neanderthal survival strategies on the edge of the Pleistocene World"
by Christian Hoggard
Christian Hoggard is a PhD student who is going to speak about the unusual
(for us) subject of the Neanderthals.
Friday March 11th 2016
"Operation Nightingale and the Dovedale
Hoard" by Rachael Hall
Rachael Hall will give us an insight into Project Nightingale and the
discovery of a hoard of Roman and Iron Age coins in a cave in Dovedale. This
project uses the skills of injured service men and women in archaeological
excavations. Rachael is a lively speaker who has been to us before.
Friday April 8th 2016
"Collections in the Landscape Project"
by Joe Perry
Joe Perry, who is assistant Collections Officer at Buxton museum, will talk
to us about the 'Collections in the Landscape' project which uses digital
and mobile technology to interpret archaeological remains in the landscape
and connect them to museum collections.
Friday April 22nd 2016
"Presenting Roman Middlewich"
by Kerry Fletcher
Kerry Fletcher is the Heritage Development Officer based in Middlewich. She
has been involved with the community dig uncovering the Roman remains in
Middlewich and is behind a small, but excellent display of finds and
information in the local library. This is a fine example of what can be done
with enthusiasm, initiative and a Heritage Lottery grant.
(Wording of titles may vary slightly)
All lectures are held in the Learning Suite of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley on Fridays at 7.45 p.m. Entrance at the side of the Potteries Museum, off Warner Street.
Admission is free to members. Visitors are welcome: £3, students £1.50