Bletchley Park: British Intelligence and the Second World War

Secret Buckinghamshire Virtual talk series: No. 1
Bletchley Park: British Intelligence and the Second World War
Date: Wednesday 7 April 2021             Time: 1900hrs           Free Online Event
with speaker Professor John Ferris (Professor of History at the University of Calgary)

For more details go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ODIsPvfqT5eQ7OaAs9fdew

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Lewes Priory free, online talks

The Lewes Priory Trust are putting on a series of on-line symposia in May to raise the profile of Lewes Priory. There will be four separate events comprising a colourful series of sixteen illustrated talks on Zoom.

The Trust is presenting a line-up of expert speakers in four, free evening symposia on-line for anyone with a love of Lewes history, telling the story of how the monastery became one of the top ten in England 900 years ago. 

Please email enquiries@lewespriory.org.uk to receive an invitation to register for the talks. A notice will be sent at the beginning of April when registration via Zoom opens. 

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Transition from Late Iron Age to Early Roman in SE England

Following the great success of the 2018 conference on the transition from Roman to Saxon in the South-East, the Roman Studies Group of the Surrey Archaeological Society is arranging another event, this time focusing on the end of the Iron Age and the start of Roman Britain in our area.

In recent years the Group has carried out or assisted on fieldwork at sites such as Abinger, Ashtead, Chiddingfold, Ewell and Flexford, all of which have added important information to our understanding of the period in the years before and after the time when our part of England became formally a part of the Roman Empire. The aim of the conference is to set these discoveries in their wider setting in the South-East.

For details and how to book click here to go to the Surrey Archaeological Society website.

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Current Archaeology Live March 5-7, 2021

Current Archaeology publishers have an upcoming event – Current Archaeology Live! 2021, which will run from 5-7 March. There is an excellent line-up of leading archaeological experts from across the UK to share their latest thinking on all aspects of the past.

In order to make the event as accessible as possible, all the talks have been pre-recorded and then uploaded to the Current Archaeology YouTube channel for you to enjoy at your leisure during the conference weekend. To join in go directly to YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/CurrentArchaeology. The videos will all be available for at least a week, so you can watch them in whatever order you prefer, at your convenience, with no concerns about sticking to a prescribed timetable.

For more details click here to go to the Current Archaeology website.

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Cobham online chat

The Cobham project online talk, held recently, is now available to watch online – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs_cmOkJDzc&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=ArchaeologywithSophie

Resources mentioned in the talk incude:

Medway archives – https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/

The Kent LiDAR portal is online here (you need to register) –  https://kentlidar.org.uk/wp_kent/wp/

The British Library map portal is here (zoom in to your area of interest and click on the British Library tab- bottom right) – http://britishlibrary.georeferencer.com/compare

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