Talk

Short talks given to Society groups (more user friendly than the term 'Lecture')

Anglo-Saxons or the not so Dark Ages

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The Anglo-Saxons dominated much of England from 410-1066. Mercenaries had for many years fought in the Roman army in Britain so they were not total strangers to the island. Discover what life was like for the people who gave Ewell its name, which means 'the people who live at the start of the river'.

£5 per child

For details contact: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

 

Excavations at Cocks Farm Abinger 2019

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Emma Corke, Director of excavations at Cock Farm Abinger, will be updating us on yet another successful season on this site of Iron Age and Roman agricultural activity in Abinger. Earlier indications of a human presence include Neolithic pottery and a number of flint implements. Archaeology found in the three CFA19 trenches , including Iron Age, transitional and Roman ditches, and more than 170 postholes, are tying together features from previous seasons to indicate a pattern of activity over several centuries.

James Bromwich talking on Gallic sanctuaries

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James Bromwich is the author of several specialist guide books to Roman archaeology in France. Last season we heard James talking on the garum and salt industries in France and he is back talking to us about Gallic sanctuaries. Sites that will be expanded upon include Le Vieil-Évreux in Normandy and Haut-Bécherel Sanctuary at Corseul in Brittany.

James' detailed guide books will be on sale during the evening.

Roman sites in Surrey with multiple finds by metal detectorists

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David Calow, Director of the Flexford excavations, will be talking to members about a number of sites within Surrey where metal detectorist have uncovered large numbers of metal finds. These finds have either enhanced the understanding of activities on a known site or highlighted the presence of a previously unknown site. Come along to learn more.

Mad with Fright

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Talk with Dr Edward Madigan, Royal Holloway, University of London.

The First World War was the bloodiest conflict in British history. This talk will explore the nature of trench warfare and the ways in which soldiers responded to the demands of front line service.

Tickets £10: Surrey History Trust members £5

Book from: surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/history-centre/events

 

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