Current Lecture Series

LECTURE PROGRAMME 2017-18

Meetings take place at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre, the Royal Grammar School, Upper Tything, Worcester, WR1 1 HP (Free car parking in Little London)

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

Mon 18 September: 20 years of treasure: The Portable Antiquities Scheme in Worcestershire                                                                                                        Angie Bolton (Portable Antiquities Scheme, Museums Worcestershire)

Mon 9 October: Worcestershire’s earliest farming settlement: Late Bronze Age occupation at Huntsman’s Quarry, Kemerton                                                       Robin Jackson (Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service)

Mon 30 October: Investigating historic Droitwich: Its streets and people               Lyn Blewitt and Stephen Price (Historic Droitwich Project)

Mon 20 November: Demons and Bugs in Early Modern England                         Darren Oldridge (Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts, University of Worcester)

Mon 11 December: The Celtic place-names of Worcestershire                            Andrew Breeze (University of Navarre)

Mon 15 January: In search of Worcester’s Anglo-Saxon cathedrals                      Chris Guy (Worcester Cathedral), and Simon Haddrell (Stratascan SUMO)

Mon 5 February: John Gwynn: 18th century town planner and bridge builder: ‘a fine, lively, rattling fellow’                                                                                     Stefka Ritchie (Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham) and David Whitehead (Victoria County History of Herefordshire)

Mon 26 February: Saving Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the West Midlands Tim Bridges (Victorian Society)

Mon 19 March: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, followed by: Museum Archaeology and the new Worcestershire Archaeological Society Gallery                               Deborah Fox and Rachel Robinson (Museums Worcestershire)

Mon 16 April: THE BERKELEY LECTURE  The landscape history of the Malvern Hills; new discoveries                                                                                                     George Demidowicz, (Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham)