Forthcoming Events

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    ‘Bare Ruin’d choirs’: The Archaeology of Medieval Monasteries

    10:00 amBlakeney Village Hall, Langham Rd, Blakeney, Holt NR25 7PG

    Monasteries were one of the most important and influential features of the medieval landscape. This lecture for the North Norfolk U3A Archaeology Group examines the monastic landscapes of Britain throughout the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods. Using examples from within East Anglia and from further afield, the history of monasticism in Britain, the development of the monastic cloister and precinct, and the management of monastic estates are explored. More details can be found here.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    ‘Bare Ruin’d choirs’: The Archaeology of Medieval Monasteries

    7:30 pmSt Margaret South Elmham Village Hall, St Margaret South Elmham, IP20 0PJ

    Monasteries were one of the most important and influential features of the medieval landscape. This lecture for the South Elmham Local History Group examines the monastic landscapes of Britain throughout the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods. Using examples from within East Anglia and from further afield, the history of monasticism in Britain, the development of the monastic cloister and precinct, and the management of monastic estates are explored. More details can be found here.

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019

    M.R. James' East Anglia

    2:30 pmSouthwold Methodist Hall, East Green, Southwold, IP18 6LB

    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 Southwold Historical 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. More details can be found here.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    M.R. James' East Anglia

    7:30 pmBury St Edmunds Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1PR

    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. More details can be found here.

  • 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

    6:30 pmAldeburgh Church Hall, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5DU

    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. More details can be found here.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    M.R. James' East Anglia

    10 am - 4 pmSutton Hoo, Woodbridge, IP12 3DJ

    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.