Our talks are all held in the main hall, Liston hall, Marlow SL7 1DD - starting at 8.00 PM
Thursday 12th October 2017
Verulamium Revealed:Recent geophysical surveys in the Roman town
by Dr Kris Lockyear – Institute of Archaeology UCL
This talk will illustrate some amazing, brand-new revelations! The Roman city of Verulamium was the third largest in Britannia, and the largest Roman city in Britain which does not have a modern settlement built over it.
The Community Archaeology Geophysics Group has conducted a series of surveys in the town on previously inaccessible land on the Earl of Verulamium's estate, and completed a huge magnetometry survey as well as Ground Penetrating Radar and resistivity surveys.
After a brief lay-persons introduction to the techniques, Kris will illustrate the very latest findings including results of the surveys undertaken in August 2017, and will begin the process of putting these exciting results into context.
23 November 2017 The Vikings
by Barbara Askew (Joint talk AiM/MAS)
This talk explores the world of the Vikings, who they were, where they came from and their roles as raiders, traders and invaders, with special emphasis on the Viking settlement of Britain. The talk examines Viking life and culture, arts and technology, ships, burial, hoards and jewellery.
Thursday 22 February 2018 'Keeping the Grand Junction Canal Afloat'
by Doug Stuckey, Bucks Archaeological Society.
BAS was asked by the Canals and Rivers Trust to investigate two pumping stations scheduled for redevelopment. These dated from the early days of canal engineering on what is now part of the Grand Union Canal. Some interesting industrial archaeology was revealed.
Thursday 15 March 2018 'Mapledurham Mill'
by Corry Starling, Miller of Mapledurham.
The fascinating history of this Elizabethan house and working watermill on the Thames will be described up to the present day.
Thursday 26 April 2018 'Buckinghamshire in the Civil Wars'
by Prof Ian Bennett, Hon. Professor of Military History, University of Kent.
The history and impact of the English Civil Wars in the Buckinghamshire area.
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