Robert Owen, the 617 squadron historian, will be speaking about Barnes Wallis in commemoration of his life and death 40 years ago.
Short talks given to Society groups (more user friendly than the term 'Lecture')
Two performances by Mary-Ann Ochota and Jason Buck to bring out history from the ground in which it has been buried and into stories.
14.30-16.30 for ages 9+; Adults £15; 16 and under £6
19.30-21.30 for 12+; All tickets £15; bar available
Further information and booking details from: www.butserancientfarm.co.uk
Dr. Sara Machin is the ceramic building material (CBM) specialist for the Silchester Project.
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 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.
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.
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
Professor Alice Roberts will share insights, anecdotes and behind the scenes stories from her personal journies to explore Britain's past.
More information and booking from: https://www.princeshall.com/event/89604/professor-alice-roberts
David Quick, Chairman of Liss Archaeology, will talk to us on the latest excavations at Colemore.
The first of RSG's winter series of talks commences with the group's Annual General Meeting.
Once business is concluded we are lucky enough to have a talk by Dr Clare Rainsford on animal bones in ritual contexts.