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Medieval Studies Lecture and AGM (via Zoom) - Dr Gabor Thomas on 'Anglo-Saxon monasteries of the Middle Thames: New Archaeological Perspectives from Cookham, Berkshire'

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On Thursday 16 November at 18:00, the MSF will be hosting their annual lecture online via Zoom.

This year’s talk will be by Dr Gabor Thomas of the University of Reading, who will be speaking on ‘Anglo-Saxon monasteries of the Middle Thames: New Archaeological Perspectives from Cookham, Berkshire’. Dr Thomas has been leading excavations at Cookham, close to the parish church and the river which has been producing new insights into the Middle Saxon period.  

Prehistoric Group Zoom talk by Dr Matt Pope: Neanderthal People of La Mancheland: Exploring the Earliest Prehistory of the English Channel Region

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A Zoom talk by Dr Matt Pope for the Prehistoric Group discussing the possibilities of cross channel similarities during early prehistory. Register your interest via martintrose@aol.com

Interim findings from the 'Monumentality and Landscape: Linear Earthworks in Britain' project

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A free online talk by Dr Barney Harris of University College, London about this Leverhulme funded project. The research is comparing the two periods where tangible large scale territoriality emerged in the British landscape: the Iron Age and the early middle ages.

Booking for this is available from martintrose@aol.com

Zoom Lecture followed by Medieval Studies Forum AGM

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A Zoom lecture "Merton's Literary Canons - the place and use of books at Merton Priory' by Katie Hawks, currently undertaking PhD studies at the History Department , University of Wales Trinity St David will be followed by the AGM of the Medieval Studies Forum. 

All are welcome to attend the lecture, which will start at 7pm. This will be followed at approximately 8pm by the Annual General Meeting of the Medieval Studies Forum  - only those who are registered members of the Forum can vote at the AGM.

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Medieval Studies Forum lecture by Prof Alexandra Sanmark on 'Medieval Sites of Power and Assembly in the Thames Valley' BOOK NOW!

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The Medieval Studies Forum have arranged a special lecture by Professor Alexandra Sanmark (University of the Highlands and Islands) on 'Medieval Sites of Power and Assembly in the Thames Valley', which includes a look in detail at the sites of both Kingston and Runnymede.

After Prof Sanmark's lecture, the National Trust team will provide a short presentation and update on the Runnymede Explored project.

This talk will be held online, via Zoom.

Although welcome to all, the event is free for SyAS and MSF members, with a fee of £2 from non-members.

MSF special lecture 'The Folklore and Archaeology of Historic Buildings' and AGM

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On Thursday 16 December at approximately 19:00, the MSF AGM will be preceded by an online Zoom lecture from James Wright FSA on ‘The Folklore and Archaeology of Historic Buildings’. James, a buildings archaeologist and historic stone specialist, will explore some of the most common misconceptions surrounding historic buildings, outlining the legends, explaining the origins of the myths and revealing the underlying truth behind each story to understand a little more about their former occupants.

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