Current Lecture Series


Lectures are currently being delivered via Zoom video conferencing software up to and including the 10th January lecture.  Members receive an invitation via their email address.  Non-members who would like to attend a Zoom lecture should contact the Secretary, Bob Ruffle – . There is a recommended donation of £2 per lecture.

Mon 20 September:     Worcestershire church bells – craftsmanship and sound Chris Pickford

Mon 11 October:          Westwood House, Droitwich: Sir John ‘Lusty’ Pakington and his Grand Design Nick Molyneux (Historic England)

Mon 1 November:        Grown in the Vale – hidden tales of market gardening Nina O’Hare (WAAS)

Mon 22 November:      Shrewsbury Castle and other shire-town castles Nigel Baker

Mon 13 December:       It’s just a load of old rubbish: an archaeological study of industrial waste from the Worcester Porcelain Factories Helen Loney and Andrew Hoean (University of Worcester)

Mon 10 January:          Crime, poverty and pub licencing: local petitioning in Worcestershire, c.1600-1800 Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck, University of London)

Mon 31 January:          Ringing the dead to heaven: Worcester Cathedral and the lost belltower of St Michael Michael Shapland (Archaeology South-East / UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology) 

Mon 21 February:        Europe’s lost frontiers – the archaeology of Doggerland Vince Gaffney (University of Bradford)

Mon 14 March:             ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, followed by: Eat like your ancestors: the archaeology of food and farmed landscape and the future of food (a West Midlands perspective) Liz Pearson Mann (WAAS)                                         

Mon 4 April:                 Tewkesbury Abbey: the archaeology and history of a great medieval Benedictine abbey in the west Ellie March (University of Exeter)

Mon 25 April                THE BERKELEY LECTURE: An excavation in Fladbury revisited  David Hinton (University of Southampton)