Saturday 10th March 2018 – London Anglo Saxon Symposium

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 14:00 – 18:30

LASS 2018: Anglo-Saxon London

Woburn Suite, Senate House

This year, our seventh, the theme is ‘Anglo-Saxon London’. Drawing on literary, archaeological, and historical sources, we will consider how London was created both as a physical and conceptual place in Anglo-Saxon England. We will then enjoy performances based on readings from Old English poems by students from Royal Holloway, University of London. We will end with a wine reception.

For more details and to register click here

Saturday 14th April 2018 – BAS Day School

BAS Day School: Archaeology in Berkshire 2017

Saturday 14th April 2018 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
St Nicolas Hall, Newbury RG14 5HG

Subjects cover the Mesolithic to the Iron Age. Highlights are:

The Mesolithic Kennet Valley by Professor Martin Bell

A Neolithic settlement at Datchet

Boxford Roman villa

The new temple found in Silchester and Nero’s Brickworks at Little London by Professor Fulford

Roman tools found in London

£10 payable at the door

Parking for the disabled is adjacent to the hall. Bring a packed lunch or eat out in local restaurants of pubs.

Image: Detail of the Boxford mosaic showing Hercules battling a centaur and Cupid

A flag for Berkshire

The Society has contributed their support to the development of a county flag for Berkshire. The design is shown above and is based on a traditional design already used by several local groups.

Flag Type: County Flag
Flag Date: C14th
Flag Designer: Traditional
Adoption Route: Traditional
UK Design Code: UNKG7456
Aspect Ratio: 3:5
Pantone® Colours: Yellow 109, Green 356, Orange 167, Mid Brown 168, Light Brown 7574, Dark Red 484
Certification: Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes:

The stag and oak is a symbol associated with the county at least as far back at Michael Drayton’s Battle of Agincourt poem. It is realised here with a red stag being ‘royally attired’ with antlers of twelve points. Thus this helps represents the county’s royal title in addition to the forests and deer herds for which Berkshire is known.

The traditional design was submitted for registration by a collection of representative bodies with support from the county’s Lord Lieutenant.

The Berkshire Flag was officially unveiled by H.M. Lord Lieutenant of Royal Berkshire, James Puxley, at the Royal County of Berkshire Show at Newbury Showground  on Sunday 17th September 2017.
Raising the flag of Berkshire part1
Raising the flag of Berkshire part2
Flags are commercially available at:

Berkshire Archaeological Journal – Volume 82

CONTENTS

  • Cross Dykes: An Interpretation   by R.J. Brewer
  • Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval remains at Caley’s Department Store, 19-23 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire
    by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
  • Prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval remains at Raghill Farm Quarry, Aldermaston, West Berkshire
    by S.E. Clelland and A. Manning, Wessex Archaeology 
  • Bronze Age to Roman site at George’s Farm, Crookham, Berkshire   by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
  • Locating ‘Hawkridge Wood’.  Interpreting the Bucklebury Charter of AD 956   by Dick Greenaway
  • Excavations at Park Way, Newbury, Berkshire
    by Tim Allen, Kate Brady and Steve Lawrence, Oxford Archaeology
  • Artefacts from Reading goal?   By Anthea Harris

Now being distributed free of charge to members 

Others may order a copy for £15 to Catherine Petts  or Andrew Hutt