Medieval Studies Forum

Medieval Studies Forum Meeting - Medieval Industries

Location

The Octagon, St Peter & St Paul Church
Borough Road
GU7 1ET Godalming
Events: 

A meeting on the topic of Medieval Industries will take place at The Octagon in Godalming. Speakers will inlcude Dr David Dungworth from Historic England, Doug Irvine and Ian West. Further details will be circulated to members of the Forum and posted on the website in due course.

The meeting will also include the AGM of the Medieval Studies Forum.

MSF Study Day - Kingston

Location

Lovekyn Chapel KT2 6RJ Kingston upon Thames
Events: 

A study day has been arranged to Kingston upon Thames.

The day begins with a visit to the Lovekyn Chapel. This is followed by  a talk on Anglo-Saxon Kingston, a tour of All Saints Church, and a guided town walk with a stop off to view the remains of Kingston's medieval bridge. Please see the attached programme and application form for further details.

Medieval Studies Forum - Members' Day: Research - A way forward

Location

Abraham Dixon Hall, Leatherhead Institute
67 High Street
KT22 8AH Leatherhead
Events: 

A meeting of the Forum will take place in the Abraham Dixon Hall at the Leatherhead Institute. The morning programme includes a variety of speakers on topics related to research and fieldwork, which it is hoped members will find helpful in taking forward their projects. The afternoon is devoted to short presentations by members of the Forum on their particular research interests before a general discussion on what the Forum can offer in the future to assist members.

Details are on the attached programme.

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage

Location

St Catherine's Village Hall
Chestnut Avenue
GU2 4HD Guildford
Events: 

This is the first time the important and multi faceted topic of Pilgrims and Pilgrimage has featured at a Medieval Studies Forum meeting. Two exciting external speakers will attend the meeting and be discussing pilgirmage from their perspectives: Martin Locker from UCL will be giving a presentation based on his research that set out to explore the link between the landscape and the pilgrim in Medieval Britain while John Jenkins from the University of York will discuss the experience of pilgrimage in relationship to English cathedrals that has arisen from the University's project.

Medieval Studies Forum - Study visit to Godalming

Location

The Octagon Parish Room,
Parish Church of St Pater and St Paul
GU7 1ET Godalming
Events: 

This study day promises a very interesting visit to a local town with a variety of talks on recent archaeology discoveries that throw light on the early development of Godalming, guided visits to the Church and around the town plus a visit to the excellent local museum. Not forgetting the opportunity to lunch in one of the local hostelries.

Please see the attached programme for more details.

For more information, call 01483 532454 or email info@surreyarchaeology.org.uk

 

Springs, soil and civilisation of Effingham and adjacent parishes

Location

Lovelace Room, East Horsley Village Hall
Kingston Avenue,
KT24 6QT East Horsley
United Kingdom
GB

Professor Richard Selley will be giving an illustrated talk on the importance of geology and soil and how this shapes the life of the region to the Effingham Local History Group. Visitors are welcome. Charge £2. Please see the attached flyer.

Castles and Church Towers

Location

Leatherhead Institute
67 High Street
KT22 8AH Leatherhead
Events: 

The Medieval Studies Forum has arranged a meeting at the Leatherhead Institute on the topic of 'Castles and Church Towers'. Full details have been sent to members. Speakers include Michael Shapland and Terry Carlysle plus a number of Forum members. The day will also include a presentation by Jo Richards on the recently completed Villages Study Project looking at Esher.

The full programme for the day is attached. The cost is £9 per person, payable on the day. All are welcome. Please register your interest with Brian Creese (contact details on the attached programme).

Medieval Studies Forum - Moated Sites and Churches in the Landscape

Location

St Catherines Village Hall
Chestnut Avenue
GU2 4HF Guildford
United Kingdom
GB
Events: 

A full day meeting of the Medieval Studies Forum and Villages Study Group, featuring presentations on various aspects of "Moated Sites" in the mornng and "Churches in the Landscape" in the afternoon. See programme attached for full details and the 'invitation' to offer displays, which gives further background to the two seminars. The programme of presentations is now full but further tabletop displays would be very welcome, whether large or small.

Woking test pitting

Location

Rectory Manor Old Woking
Events: 

The Medforum has been offered the opportunity to dig three test pits in the garden of the Old Manor House (ie Rectory Manor).

This is a highly strategic site in the attempt to complete the sampling of the historic centre of Old Woking.

A number of experienced volunteers will be needed. Please contact Chris Hayward or Richard Savage either via the office or at medforum@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

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