MidNAG Events 2017-2018

Venue for lectures

Unless otherwise stated, all our lectures are held in Oundle Methodist Church, Drumming Well Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4AA

Lectures start at 7:30pm, and a small charge of £2 per person is made for non-members.

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Excavations at Must Farm near Whittlesey, Peterborough

Friday,

Speaker: Dr Mark Knight

Special Lecture

Mark Knight of the University of Cambridge, and Current Archaeology (CA) magazine Archaeologist of the Year 2017, directed the excavation of the best preserved Bronze Age settlement ever found in Britain. We are privileged that Dr Knight is in Oundle to present his account of this now world famous site. Mark and his team also won the Rescue Project of the year award.

More information about Must Farm can be found in the CA Flag Fen basin review article, and the project's own website www.mustfarm.com.

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Venue: Queen Victoria Hall, 7 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4EJ.

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The Chester Farm project

Friday,

Speaker: Sarah Bridges

Lecture

Chester Farm, Irchester, is a very large project of international importance covering all periods of human occupation. Sarah Bridges is Project Director and well placed to describe the excavation and rebuilding of the farm.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

Annual General Meeting

Friday,

Meeting

A review of the year.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

Probing Peakirk’s Past: The Archaeology of a Fen-edge Settlement

Friday,

Speaker: Dr Avril Lumley-Prior

Lecture

Peakirk is a rural settlement on the western margins of Borough Fen, formerly in the Soke of Peterborough, Northamptonshire, now in Cambridgeshire. The place-name is derived from St Pega, ‘England’s’ first anchoress, who reputedly founded a cell here in the early 800s. Whilst Peakirk’s history is well-documented from the eleventh-century onwards, archaeological evidence indicates that the area first was colonised by Neolithic folk and that there was almost-continuous activity in the heart of the present village from the Romano-British period onwards.

Dr Prior will tell Peakirk’s story through a combination of archaeology, architecture, cartography, topography, photographs and written sources. It also features the work of PAST (Peakirk Archaeological Survey Team), an independent, self-funding group, whose recent projects have included re-plotting the route of the Roman watercourse, the Car Dyke, dispelling the ‘tradition’ of a Romano-British villa, rediscovering ‘lost’ buildings and revealing more about Peakirk’s diverse and secret heritage.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

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