Due to unforseen circumstances Martyn Allen, who was originally booked to talk to us on Roman rural settlement in Surrey, is unable to join us. We hope Martyn will be able to join us early in the next winter series of talks to kick-start the theme of rural settlement, which we hope to follow up with a seminar/workshop.
Meanwhile David Bird, RSG Chairman, has kindly agreed to talk on the Roman-Saxon transition; his recent thoughts on this subject have been the inspiration for the forthcoming regional conference:
|Shining a light on the 5th century AD in Surrey and the South-East: how did Roman Britain become Saxon England?|
David will suggest that one should see the change to Saxon England as a process starting at least as early as the 4th century with continuity of a sort through to the middle Saxon period, rather than a Saxon take over of SE England in the years after 410.