Current Lecture Series

LECTURE PROGRAMME 2018-19

Meetings take place at 7.30 pm at St Peter’s Baptist Church, Eden Close, St Peter’s Drive, Worcester WR5 3TZ from 14th January 2019 onwards. 

Finding the church

The church is on St Peter’s Drive, Worcester, next to Tesco. The full postal address is St Peter’s Baptist Church, Eden Close, Worcester WR5 3TZ. If you are travelling by car and using satellite navigation you may need to use the postcode WR5 3TA as the postcode is relatively new and may not be on your satellite navigation system.

Car Parking

The church car park is very large and there should be no problem with finding a space.  If by any chance there is no space left, please park in Tesco’s car park next door (we have permission) rather than in adjoining roads. If you park at the far end of Tesco’s from the entrance, it is just a very short walk past the children’s play area to get to the church.


Visitors welcome: Guest membership is £2 per meeting (FREE for registered students)

Mon 17 September: The Black Death and beyond: discoveries from archaeological test pits

Professor Carenza Lewis (University of Lincoln)

(NOTE: This lecture will be in the Perrins Hall at the Royal Grammar School – access as for the Lecture Theatre)

Mon 8 October: The broad view: investigations on the Broadway flood alleviation scheme

Richard Bradley (Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service)

Mon 29 October: Palfrey: the man, the collection and the conservation

Rhonda Niven (Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service)

Mon 19 November: The giant wombat in the basement, and other stories: Worcester’s antiquarian trailblazers

Rob Hedge (Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service)

Mon 10 December: Arthur Henry Whinfield: lantern slide photographer, archaeology enthusiast, churchman, organ builder. A centenary reflection on his Worcester life

Justin Hughes (WAAS) & Tim Bridges (Worcs & Dudley Historic Churches Trust)

Mon 14 January: From Stonehenge to Easter Island, via Bredon Hill: aerial photogrammetry and the deployment of UAVs for mapping archaeology

Adam Stanford (Aerial-Cam)

Mon 4 February: Homeless, driven out: what next?  Nuns’ lives after the Dissolution

Margaret Goodrich

Mon 25 February: The Celtic place-names of Worcestershire

Professor Andrew Breeze (University of Navarre)

Mon 25 March: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, followed by a presentation to be announced

Mon 8 April: THE BERKELEY LECTURE

Surviving or thriving? New approaches to Worcestershire peasants in the later middle ages (1200-1540)

Professor Chris Dyer (University of Leicester)