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Middle Nene Archaeological Group

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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The Rothwell Charnel House Project

Friday,

Speaker: Dr Jenny Crangle

Lecture

Holy Trinity Church at Rothwell has one of only two mediaeval ossuaries in situ in England. Dr Crangle is an osteo-archaeologist who was one of the directors of the project to analyse the bones.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

Excavations at Nassington 2017

Friday,

Speaker: Derek Roberts

Lecture

Derek directed the excavations at Nassington again in our second year at the site, and will give an update on what has been found this year.

Tickets on the door; £5 adults, free for under 16s. Tea, coffee & biscuits included.

Venue: Nassington Village Hall, Church Street, Nassington, Northamptonshire, PE8 6QG.

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Treasure and the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Friday,

Speaker: Eleanor Cox

Lecture

Ellie has worked for the PAS since 2011 and is the Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for Northamptonshire.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

Annual Dinner: Food of the British Raj

Saturday,

Dinner

It is 70 years ago that the British left the subcontinent, leaving behind a distinctive cuisine that developed as the Memsahibs struggled to provide British dishes. New dishes such as kedgeree, mulligatawny soup. and chutney became popular and were brought back home. It isn't all curry or “hot” we are confident you will enjoy the menu.

Venue: Glapthorn Village Hall, Main Road, Glapthorn, Northamptonshire, PE8 5BE.

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To be confirmed

Friday,

Speaker: To be confirmed

Lecture

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

Excavations at Must Farm

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.

Tickets will be on sale later on in the year.

More information about Must Farm can be found in the CA Flag Fen basin review article and at the exhibition at Peterborough Museum, which is on until 10th September 2017, and the project's own website www.mustfarm.com.

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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