Lewes Archaeological Group

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Programme of talks 2019-2020

All talks take place at 7.30pm in the Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall
(Fisher St entrance, lift access available).
Entrance (including tea/coffee) for members is £3/£2 for concessions.
Non-members are very welcome at £4/£3 for concessions.
FREE entry for those 18 years and under

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Fri 4 October l Henges & Hand Grenades: New Discoveries from Salisbury Plain with Martin Brown.
Martin is Assistant County Archaeologist at Wiltshire Council and former Ministry of Defence Archaeologist. Martin will talk about new developments connected with the Army Basing Project which have led to discoveries that are changing thinking about the past, including the origins of the Stonehenge landscape, the conversion of Wessex and the training of WW1 soldiers.
Fri 15 November 1264: The Battle of Lewes, a military perspective with Joe Gazeley.
Joe from the University of Edinburgh will present a fresh understanding of the Battle of Lewes based on the history and theory of warfare in the medieval period.
Fri 17 January Romano-British Settlements in the Ouse Valley with Dr David Rudling.
David is the Academic Director of the Sussex School of Archaeology and is a specialist in Romano-British settlements particularly in Sussex where he has carried out many excavations (including most recently the Roman villa site at Plumpton). He is author of Bignor Roman Villa and co-editor of the Archaeology of the Ouse Valley, Sussex, to AD 1500. David will talk about the Romano-British settlements in the Ouse Valley.
Fri 21 February The Report on the Major Excavations in Lewes at the Lewes Library, Baxter’s Printworks and Lewes House with Dan Swift.
Dan is a post-excavation project manager at Archaeology South East and is the author of the monograph for the major excavations that took place on the sites of the Lewes Library, Baxter’s Printworks and Lewes House (to be published in 2020).
Fri 20 March Malling, Lewes: An Anglo-Saxon Estate, a Christian Centre and Medieval Parish with John Bleach
Custodian of Lewes Castle for the Sussex Archaeological Society, 1977-2013. John will talk about Malling, Lewes as an Anglo-Saxon estate extending from Southerham to the Sussex/Kent border and as an important Christian centre. He will discuss Malling as a medieval estate with chapels in the Cliffe and Southerham areas of Lewes. To be followed at about 8.45pm by the AGM.
Fri 17 April Stonehenge Unveiled: large-scale field projects and the transformation of the Stonehenge landscape with Paul Garwood
Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Birmingham and he will talk about his recent work in the landscape around Stonehenge which is recovering a plethora of new information from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age.
Fisher Street is up the hill from Lewes railway station, just over the crossroads by Ask restaurant in the centre of town. The nearest parking is in the West Street car park – continue along Fisher Street then turn right, then shortly right again into the car park.
Please contact us if you have ideas for speakers or would like to give a talk.

Past talks.