Saturday 18th November 2017 Lecture:
My Work as a Dendrochronologist
An illustrated talk by Dr Martin Bridge of UCL
Have you ever wondered how old buildings can be accurately dated?
Martin has been working as a dendrochronologist for nearly 40 years. During this period most of his work has been associated with the dating of standing buildings, doors and chests, art works and ship remains (notably the Mary Rose), as well as tree growth and woodland history.
His professional interests include the development of timber-framed buildings, and extracting information on where the trees used may have grown (provenancing).
This talk will explain the methodology and limitations of dendrochronology with some local examples, as well as looking at possible developments likely to get even more information in the near future.
2.00 pm for 2.30 pm at the RISC Centre, London Street, Reading RG1 4PS