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Saturday 21st October 2017 – Lecture: Shakespeare’s London Theatre Land

Saturday 21st October 2017 Lecture: 

Shakespeare’s London Theatre Land

by Julian Bowsher

Julian will talk about 16th century London theatre life and Shakespeare and other playwrights’ lives. There are many documentary accounts of the spread of theatrical development as well as contemporary developments. But now archaeology has bought a new dimension to the study of this phenomenon. We can gauge the size and shape of the venues and their stages (useful to modern performers), as well as conditions experienced by managers, performers and playgoers

Illustration by Faith Vardy: A reconstruction of Bankside c.1602 showing the Globe (B1, phase 1) in the foreground and the Rose (B2, phase 2) behind.

2.00 pm for 2.30 pm at the RISC Centre, London Street, Reading RG1 4PS

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Saturday 18th November 2017 Lecture: My Work as a Dendrochronologist

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?

This talk will introduce tree ring dating (dendrochronology) – how it works, what the limitations are and what we have learnt as a result of accumulating dendro dates over the last few decades – mostly buildings, but other artefacts too.

Martin is a part-time lecturer at UCL Institute of Archaeology and Partner in the Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory, having been involved in tree-ring research since 1979.

He has worked all over the world, but mostly on medieval buildings in southern Britain, from Historic Royal Palaces, Cathedrals, NT properties to barns, farmhouses and cottages – and even church chests and doors. He has also worked on the Mary Rose.

2.00 pm for 2.30 pm at the RISC Centre, London Street, Reading RG1 4PS

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Thursday 23rd November 2017 – Marlow lecture: The Vikings

Invitation from Archaeology in Marlow

The Vikings

by Barbara Askew

The talk will explore the world of the Vikings, who they were, where they came from and their roles as raiders, traders and invaders, with special emphasis on the Viking settlement of Britain. The talk examines Viking life and cul- ture, arts and technology, ships, burial, hoards and jewellery.

A joint event with Marlow Archaeology organised by AIM
Members of AIM/MAS £3, visitors £4.50
8pm Main Hall, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD
For details of AIM’s other activities and how you can join, either log on to our website,, or contact: John Laker, 9 Spinfield Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2JT. Tel: 01628 481792

Saturday November 5th 2017 – CBA Wessex Conference: From Bones to Drones

The CBA Wessex Annual Conference – From Bones to Drones: Science in Archaeology

In collaboration with the University of Winchester and Wessex Archaeology, this will be an informative and fun day with eminent speakers and stalls covering a range of talks on how archaeology is brought alive through remote sensing, drone and geoarchaeological survey and the uses of DNA, chemical and isotope analysis.  If you have ever wondered how difficult it is to fly a drone steady whilst taking photos or wondered what our ancestors were eating and drinking then this is your chance to find out.

Date: Sat, 04 November 2017
Pricing: £25 CBA Wessex members, £35 Non-members, £15 Students (£10 each for blocking bookings of 5 or more)/YAC parents
Time: Registration starts from 9 am and conference begins at 9.45 am
Contact: General enquiries to Andy Manning – or 03303 133406

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