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
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
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.
Actual Registry entry here:
|UK Design Code:
||Yellow 109, Green 356, Orange 167, Mid Brown 168, Light Brown 7574, Dark Red 484
||Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
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:
- 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
Over the past few months the BAS Publicity Group has been reviewing the Society’s communication strategy. One of the outcomes is that, on behalf of the Society, I have set up a Twitter account. Continue reading Follow BAS on Twitter