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Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
Founded 1855

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Lecture Programme

Lectures are normally held at 7.30pm. on Thursday evenings at New Walk Museum – please use main entrance from New Walk

The AGM is on 22nd November 2017 at the Guildhall.

Every year the W A North Memorial lecture is held in March and covers a topic related to the Roman Republic or Empire. The recently inaugurated John Scarborough Lecture is also held annually, and covers an aspect of the High Medieval in the East Midlands.

Photograph of a lecture

Lectures to members of the Society form an important part of the annual programme of activities. Between September and April lectures are held approximately every two or three weeks and consist of a mixture of history and archaeology topics usually on subjects which have local significance. However, on occasions subjects of national and international importance feature in the programme.

Programme for the 2018-19 season.

All lectures will be held at New Walk Museum at 7.30pm apart from the AGM on 21st November

Date Subject Lecturer
Thursday

1 November

2018

Sex, Shoes & Money: How shoemaking made Leicester famous

Dr David Holmes

Loughborough University

Wednesday

21 November

2018

The 163rd Annual General Meeting

at The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ


Followed by:
A Stable Story: Bradgate Park fieldschool, Season 4

Dr. Richard Thomas

School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester.

Thursday

6 December

2018
Charles Loraine Smith (1751-1835): The Squire of Enderby and his Leicestershire circle

Philip Warren

Leicestershire County Council Museums Service

Thursday

10 January

2019
What have we learnt about Roman Leicestershire & Rutland?

Peter Liddle MBE

 

Thursday

7 February

2019
East Midlands Gateway: Prehistoric and Roman remains in the parishes of Kegworth and Lockington

Patrick Daniel

Wessex Archaeology

Thursday

28 February

2019

Members’ Evening

If you would like to present the results of your research to fellow members please contact the Hon. Lecture Secretary by email at lectures@lahs.org.uk or by phone on 0116 2120271

 
Thursday

7 March

2019

 

W. Alan North Memorial Lecture

Green Romans? Roman attitudes to the environment

 

Dr Ailsa Hunt

University of Birmingham

Thursday

28 March

2019

 

Scarborough High Middle Ages Lecture

A Divers Panoply: The far-flung residences of the medieval bishops of Lincoln

 

Prof David Stocker

 

University of Birmingham

Thursday

11 April

2019

If These Sherds Could Speak: Understanding Ticknall’s pottery industry

Janet Spavold and Sue Brown

Ticknall Archaeological Research Group

Thursday

2 May

2019

How was the Battle of Bosworth won?

Richard Knox

Leicestershire County Council Museums Service

Thursday

23 May

2019


 

Distinctive districts of Late Medieval Leicester

Mark Webb

University of Leicester