Forthcoming Events

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    The Abbey and the Antiquaries: The Archaeology and History of St Edmund’s Abbey

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Further details to follow.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    NAHRG Norfolk History Day

    Time TBAThomas Paine Lecture Theatre, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

    As part of a study day organised by the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group to mark the publication of A History of Norfolk by the late Chris Barringer, I shall be lecturing on the subject of 'Monastic Archaeology in Norfolk and Beyond'. Using examples from within East Anglia and from further afield, this lecture examines how archaeological investigations has shed light on the region's monastic sites, including the development of monastic cloisters and precincts, and the management of monastic estates. Further details of the day and booking details can be found via the NAHRG website.

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

    M.R. James' East Anglia

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Best known as the writer of some of the finest ghost stories ever published, M.R. James was also the foremost medieval scholar of his day and had a strong academic and personal interest in East Anglia's landscape and history. This lecture for the Breckland Society examines James' East Anglian connections, from his childhood in Suffolk to his involvement with excavations at St Edmund's abbey in Bury, and looks at the influence which the region had on the development of his ghost stories.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    North Norfolk U3A

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Subject TBC.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    M.R. James' East Anglia

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Best known as the writer of some of the finest ghost stories ever published, M.R. James was also the foremost medieval scholar of his day and had a strong academic and personal interest in East Anglia's landscape and history. This lecture for the Bury Past and Present Society examines James' East Anglian connections, from his childhood in Suffolk to his involvement with excavations at St Edmund's abbey in Bury, and looks at the influence which the region had on the development of his ghost stories.

  • Mon
    14
    Oct
    2019

    Changing Beliefs: The Archaeology of the East Anglian Conversion

    7:30 pmHethersett Methodist Hall, 32 Great Melton Rd, Hethersett, NR9 3AB

    This lecture for the The Hethersett Society examines the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity, one of the most significant cultural changes in our nation’s history and it changed the Anglo-Saxon landscape forever. This lecture uses documentary sources and artefacts, cemeteries, settlements and early churches from the region’s rich archaeological record to present an overview of the adoption of Christianity in seventh-century East Anglia.

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    A Portrait of the Artist: J.M.W. Turner in East Anglia

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    This lecture for the Aldeburgh and District Local History Society examines a series of watercolours Joseph Mallord William Turner made of sites along the East Anglian coast in the 1820s, including views of Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Happisburgh. As well as being beautiful paintings in their own right, these images tell us a great deal about the dynamic coastal landscape and illustrate the changing artistic fashions of the early 19th century.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    M.R. James' East Anglia

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Best known as the writer of some of the finest ghost stories ever published, M.R. James was also the foremost medieval scholar of his day and had a strong academic and personal interest in East Anglia's landscape and history. This dayschool for Wuffing Education examines James' East Anglian connections, from his childhood in Suffolk to his involvement with excavations at St Edmund's abbey in Bury, and looks at the influence which the region had on the development of his ghost stories. Further details can be found on the Wuffing Education website.