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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 2019-20


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


25th June (new date) - Anita Radini - Final report on the study of Anglo-Saxon teeth from Southwell


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


17th October - Peter Hammond - Finds from the night soil!


21st November - James Wright - Tattershall Castle and Church


19th December: CHRISTMAS SOCIAL details to follow




16th January - Flaming Pots - Jim Priest


20th February- Recent Excavations at Nottingham Castle- Laura Parker (nee Binns)


19th March  - Revisiting Nikolaus Pevsner's Buildings- Clare Hartwell


16th April  - Laxton - England's Last Open Field Village- John Beckett