From September to May we offer a programme of talks in the cinema of the New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester on the fourth Wednesday of the month, given by leading archaeologists, authors and academics. Refreshments are available in the bar after the meeting, when there is a chance to chat. We welcome non-members at the lectures, which start at 7.30 pm and usually finish about 9 pm. An entry fee of £5 is payable by non-members at the door.
We hope that you have an enjoyable experience whether in person or online and ask that you bear with us in trying to achieve some semblance of normality. Future events will of course be subject to any changes in regulations and government advice.
26th October: Dr Judie English: Reconstructing the Anglo-Saxon and early Medieval Landscape using Place-names and maps. Judie has a PhD in the Bronze Age and is very interested in landscape archaeology, especially the development of the Low Weald in the Saxon and medieval periods.
"In archaeology and history in general it is difficult to hear the voices of the average person but place-names are one way in which we can do this. Another type of evidence that is available is the modern landscape where boundaries often survive from the medieval period and sometimes even from prehistory. Combined with old and modern maps, and aerial photographs, it is sometimes possible to add to our understanding of place-names by literally seeing what they meant by recognising features on maps and in the field. This talk will use examples, mainly from Surrey and Sussex, to illustrate the possibilities."
23rd November: David Rudling: Bignor Roman Villa
6th December: AGM
25th January: Trevor Creighton: Recreating the Sparsholt Mosaic at Butser Ancient Farm – shedding light on mosaic making in Roman Britain
22nd February: Matt Pope: The Future of Archaeology in Sussex
22nd March: Hayley Evans: Excavation by Archaeology South East (ASE) in Chichester (provisional title)
26th April: Elke Raeaman: Finds and Artefacts from ASE excavations in Chichester
24th May: Members evening
27th September: Simon Stevens: Working with Children and Animals: The Stiances Archaeological Project
25th October Jaime Kaminski: Bronze Age finds from Chichester and Sussex (provisional)
22nd November Jane Evans, Finds Liaison Officer for Sussex: Recording our Past – recent finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Sussex (provisional)