SHERF 16: Research Revisited


The annual Research Framework conference will be followed by the Society AGM. The programme will be as follows and a booking form is attached as a pdf.

09.30   Registration

10.00    Opening remarks: Chair, Emma Corke

10.10      New insights into the prehistoric ceramics from Weston Wood, Albury: Michael Russell

10.45      Coffee

11.15      Surrey Greensand hillforts: Judie English

11.45    Understanding Lowther's excavation of Ashtead Roman Villa: David Bird

12.15    Discussion

12.30   Lunch

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage


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.

Annual Local History Symposium - Change and Continuity in Surrey Churches and Chapels


The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at The Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BE. The symposium will cover various aspects of church history and also look at useful sources for historians.

Castles and Church Towers


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).

Annual Symposium


The Annual Symposium of Surrey Archaeological Society

This annual spring meeting will present a round-up of recent work in Surrey and by the Society. This symposium will end at 3.30pm and will be followed by a session free to all members of the Society to discuss the future plans for the Society. The full programme is available to view below with a booking form as a pdf.


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