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Archived News

 

News article title Date of article
Recent Events
Date Subject Lecturer
Thursday

28 September

2017

Scarborough High Middle Ages Lecture

Pots, Pins and Other Possessions: Things That People Owned in the High Middle Ages

Prof. David Hinton


University of Southampton

Tuesday

24 October

2017

Equity & Co.: Leicester’s Pioneering 20th Century Worker Co-operatives

Prof. Peter Ackers

Loughborough University

Wednesday

22 November

2017

The 162nd Annual General Meeting

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


Followed by:
New Discoveries at Bradgate Park: Preliminary Results from the Third Season of Excavation

Dr. Richard Thomas

School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester.

Thursday

7 December

2017
Captain Pouch and the East Midlands Enclosure Riots of 1607

Len Holden

Market Harborough Historical Society

Thursday

11 January

2018
The Viking Great Army and the Making of England

Prof. Dawn Hadley

University of Sheffield

Thursday

8 February

2018
The Rise and Fall of Cult Worship in the Gwash Valley of Rutland

Jim Brown

Museum of London Archaeology

Thursday

22 February

2018

Members’ Evening

 
Thursday

8 March

2018

W. Alan North Memorial Lecture

Roman London’s First Voices: the Bloomberg Tablets and their Archaeological Context

 

 

Roger Tomlin, Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford & John Pearce, Department of Classics, Kings College, London

Thursday

12 April

2018

Stibbe’s Secrets Revealed: Unearthing Roman mosaics, houses and streets in Leicester

Gavin Speed

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

Thursday

26 April

2018

How to Read a Church: the View from the Middle Ages

Dr. Miriam Gill

University of Leicester

Thursday

24 May

2018


 

‘Let Steeple Bells be Swungen’: the History and Archaeology of Bells and Bell-founding

Chris Pickford

John Taylor Bellfoundry Museum and Archive, Loughborough

 

 
 

Death of Alan McWhirr, Honorary Secretary of the Society

It is with great regret that we must report the death of Alan McWhirr on 14th April 2010 following a period of treatment for cancer.

Alan served on the Society Committee from 1964, acting first as Secretary of the Sub-Committee for Fieldwork and Research and later as Hon. Assistant Editor, Hon. Secretary (Publicity) and, since 1980, as Hon. Secretary.

Obituary by Marilyn Palmer

Interview by Alan at the Shires Excavation in Leicester, 1988-9 (sound clip)

2016 2010  

History day at Appleby Magna

A highly successful History Day was held on 31 October 2009 at Sir John Moore's school, Appleby Magna -pictures here.

 

2009

Town Hall Visit

The Lord Mayor invited members to visit the Town Hall, pictures here

2009

The Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 1855-2005

A new detailed history of the Society written by Robert Rutland is now available and can be bought by members and non-members. It extends to 238 pages and contains 77 illustrations. It also has an index

Details can be found on our publications page LAHS - Occasional Publications

2006

New Vice-Presidents elected at AGM

Robert Rutland and Lars Tharp were both elected Vice-Presidents of the Society 2006

Leicester Abbey Anniversary Book

The anniversary book on Leicester Abbey has now been published and is available free to all members who ordered a copy. It is also on sale to non-members.

2006

Transactions Index

The recently published Index to Transactions is on sale.

2006