Saturday 5th May 2018 – Surrey AS: How did Roman Britain become Saxon England?

Saturday 5th May at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead 9.30-17.45
Surrey Archaeological Society’ Roman Studies Group is hosting a regional conference
Shining a light on the 5th century AD in Surrey and the South-East: how did Roman Britain become Saxon England?
Speakers include specialists from across the Roman – Saxon interface and it is hoped that this conference will lead to a programme of work to look at this period across the South-East, which hitherto has been difficult to trace in the archaeological record.
Tickets are £15 a head, including morning and afternoon refreshments and can be booked by post (using the attached form) or online via the Society website www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk.
The programme is as follows:
9.30     Registration
10.00   Chair    Welcome and introductory remarks
10.10   Late Roman coinage in south-eastern England and beyond
             Dr Peter Guest, Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology, Cardiff University
10.50   Coffee and tea
11.30   Pottery, power and small worlds at the end of Roman Britain
             Dr James Gerrard, Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology, Newcastle University
12.10   Thinking about transitions: perspectives from Eastern England
              Dr Sam Lucy, Fellow of Newnham College,  University of Cambridge
12.50   Lunch
14.00   Inheritance and transformation: engaging with the past in the early medieval funerary landscape of south-east England
             Dr Kate Mees, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of  Archaeology, University of Durham                                                                   
14.40   The Upper Thames Valley in the 5th Century and the origins of Wessex 
             Prof. Helena Hamerow, Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archeology, University of Oxford                                                                             
15.20   Tea
16.00   A discussion of the material evidence for the transitional period
             Prof. John Hines, Professor of Archaeology, Cardiff University [to be read by Lisa Backhouse]
16.40   Exploring the post-Roman to early Anglo-Saxon transition in SE Britain: new perspectives from Quoit Brooch style metalwork
             Dr Ellen Swift, Reader in Archaeology,  University of Kent                                                                                                     
17.20   Chair    Discussion and closing comments
17.45   Close