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Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
Founded 1855

Photograph of the Guildhall in Leicester

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 24th November 2016 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, and from 2017 the John Scarborough Lecture which will also be held annually and will cover 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 2016-17 season.

All lectures will be held at New Walk Museum at 7.30pm apart from the AGM on 24th November


Date Subject Lecturer
6 October 2016

Late Neolithic Art and Symbolism at Rothley Lodge Farm, Rothley

Dr. Patrick Clay

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

27 October 2016

Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity at Pineham, Northamptonshire

James Harvey and Dr. Gavin Speed

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

24 November 2016

The 161st Annual General Meeting

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

Followed by
The Bradgate Park Fieldschool: revealing 15,000 years of human interaction in an upland landscape

Dr. Richard Thomas

School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester.

8 December 2016 Burning Passions: the struggle for women’s suffrage in Leicestershire

Jess Jenkins

Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

12 January 2017 The 1916 Zeppelin Raid on Loughborough

Bob Stephens

Great Central Railway, Loughborough

9 February 2017 Local heritage opposition to post war town planning schemes: Leicester and Coventry

Mark Webb

School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester.

23 February 2017

Members’ Evening

If you would like to present the results of your
research to fellow members
please contact the Hon. Lecture Secretary by email or by phone.
yolanda.courtney@ntlworld.com / 0116 2120271

9 March 2017

W. Alan North Memorial Lecture
The bastards of Cynosarges and the invention of virtue

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Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
Leventis Professor of Greek Culture

University of Cambridge

6 April 2017

The digital reconstruction of the church of the Annunciation of the
Blessed Virgin Mary in the Newarke, Leicester

Dr. Douglas Cawthorne

School of Architecture, De Montfort University

27 April 2017

Scientific knowledge, print culture and radical politics in late 18th century Leicestershire

Dr. John Hinks

4 May 2017

(not 11 May as advertised on Membership Card)

John Scarborough Lecture

Test pit excavation: exploring a new source of evidence for historic village development

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Prof. Carenza Lewis

School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln