Forthcoming Events

  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017

    Thoughts and Crosses: New Research into the Anglo-Saxon Church in East Anglia

    11:30 amSutton Hoo

    The conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity was one of the most significant cultural changes in our nation’s history and it has shaped our physical and social landscape for the last 1400 years. We have recently seen a number of significant steps forward in our understanding of the origins and development of the early Church in East Anglia and this lecture presents the latest thoughts on the artefacts, sites and documents which shed light on this formative period. Subjects to be covered include the early use of Christian iconography, the high-precision dating of Anglo-Saxon burials, and the recently published Middle Saxon sites at Brandon, Sedgeford and Barber’s Point, as well as the spectacular new discovery of Middle Saxon timber coffins and a possible chapel at Great Ryburgh.

  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017

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

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

    This lecture for the Southwold Museum & Historical 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
    13
    Jan
    2018

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

    2:30 pmBlackbourne Hall, Elmswell, Suffolk, IP30 9UH

    This lecture for the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History 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 can tell us a great deal about the changing landscape and historic buildings which were (and in many cases still are) to be found along this outstanding stretch of coast.

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    The Archaeology of the Cold War

    10:30 amBeccles U3A

    Details TBC.

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Raising the Dead: The Anglo-Saxon Archaeology of Norfolk

    10:30 amNorth Norfolk U3A

    Details TBC.

  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018

    Changing Beliefs: The Archaeology of the East Anglian Conversion

    10:15 am‘Jubilee Youth Club’ Back Lane/Steeple Tower, Hethersett, NR9 3JJ

    This lecture for the The Probus Club of Hethersett, Wymondham and District 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.