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We offer a regular series of talks on the history and archaeology of Southwell and other related subjects. These take place on the third Thursday of each month at the Old Courthouse, Burgage, Southwell. Admittance is free to members and costs £3 to non-members.

Programme for 2015-16



17th September 2015     Dr Will Bowden   ‘Life after Boudica: recent research at Caistor Roman town (Norfolk)’


15th October 2015          Peter Allen   ‘Archaeological investigations into the history of   settlement in  Bingham’


19th November 2015       Laura Binns Trent & Peak Archaeology  ‘Lenton Priory’


21st January 2016          Gareth Davies & Laura Binns  Trent & Peak Archaeology ‘Burgage Manor Revealed Interim Report and proposals for the 2016 excavations’


25th  February 2016       Andy Weaver and Dave Johnson ‘Vernacular Buildings Project  in Southwell’


17th March 2016             Daryl Baxter – topic to be confirmed


14th April 2016                Paul Jameson      ‘The Battle of Hatfield’


19th May 2016                Adrian Henstock    ‘Little Brown Jug’


15th September 2016     Emily Gillott and Lorraine Horsley Nottinghamshire CC   ‘Segolocum’ - THIS TALK IS UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED


20th October 2016          Sue Brown and Janet Spavold   ‘Ticknall Pots and Potters’


17th November 2016      Matt Beresford  MB Archaeology  ‘Harvey’s field in Roman Southwell’


Programme for 2018-19


11th October - Natasha Harlow  - Belonging and Belongings in the Land of the Iceni


15th November -  Pauline Marples - Clipstone Camp: a First World War Training Camp


13th December  - Jenny Alexander - Masons Marks & Graffiti in the Minster


17th January    - Jim Priest - Moorhaig - a medieval chapel revisited


21st February  - Jennifer Horseman - Cresswell Crags: 50 Shades of Caves!


21st March  - Dave Johnson - Wall Paintings in the Saracens Head Hotel


18th April - Colin Merrony - Castleton Medieval Hospital in the Hope valley


16th May - Anita Radini - Final report on the study of Anglo-Saxon teeth from Southwell


19th September - John Lower - Restoration of the Chesterfield Canal




Programme for 2018


15th February - Naomi Sykes - The Origins of Easter


15th March - Gill Morrell  - Friends to Toton


19th April - Various - Vicars Court and Orchard Land Project: new light on the Roman villa


17th May  - Michael Jones - The White book of Southwell


20th September  - Adam Tinsley - Pots, Burials & Kilns: Recent excavation at Newark South




Programme for 2017


19th January Steve Flinders  History beneath our feet in Ilkeston.


16th February  Anita Randini  Diet and lifestyle in Anglo-Saxon Southwell, Revelations from a study of human teeth.


16th March  Tony Connolly Croxton Kerriel archaeology excavation


27th April   Emily Gillott and Lorraine Horsley  Segelocum Roman Town


18th May   Prof.Chris Brookes   Archaeology of church towers


21st September    Ian Cox  Navenby Excavations


26th October  Darryl Baxter  What King Arthur did for us


16th November  James Wright  A lost mediaeval fortified manor house at Strelley Hall


December meeting - social evening . details to be announced