Other Events Across the County

(programmes of local groups and societies)

Although every effort is made to keep this list up to date, changes sometimes have to be made to published programmes by local history groups and we are not always made aware of them.  In addition, a lot of history societies are postponing their programme of talks at the moment due to the Coronavirus.  We therefore strongly recommend double-checking with individual societies before attending one of these events, to avoid disappointment.  You will be able to find contact details for these societies on our 'OTHER SOCIETIES' webpage, or by an internet search.

Wednesday 14 April 2021

The Hugely Huggable History of the Teddy Bear, Dr Gillian White.  An online talk for Alcester and District LHS starting at 7.30 pm.  To join on Zoom, please contact Alan Godrey: alangodfrey@hotmail.com 

Saturday 17 April 2021

Portcullis History are offering a free online lecture on Wills and Will Making in Medieval England: insights on daily life.  Wills have long been recognised by historians as invaluable documents that can often bring the reader into closer empathy with the lives and mentalité of men and women of the past. The lecture will run from 10 am until 11.30 am.  Please email Karen Kemp on portcullishistory@gmail.com before 5th April to register.  

Saturday 24 April 2021

Out of the River - Inventories of routine from the Must Farm pile-dwelling settlement Mark Knight, Senior Project Officer, Cambridge Archaeological Unit, 3 pm

Part of the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust, 2021 Conference: Bronze Age Britain. The NVAT 2021 Conference goes virtual for the first time and will this year take the form of five separate lectures. Their fast developing knowledge of Bronze Age Britain will be explored. There will be reference to the remarkable Bronze Age archaeology of the Nene valley but themes and topics are of national significance.  The talks are free to attend though you will need to register for each event by visiting the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust website.  Donations are strongly encouraged

Saturday 22 May 2021

Migration and Mobility in Bronze and Iron Age Britain: ancient DNA, isotopes and archaeology, Ian Armit, Chair in Archaeology,  University of York, 3 pm

Part of the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust, 2021 Conference: Bronze Age Britain. The NVAT 2021 Conference goes virtual for the first time and will this year take the form of five separate lectures. Their fast developing knowledge of Bronze Age Britain will be explored. There will be reference to the remarkable Bronze Age archaeology of the Nene valley but themes and topics are of national significance.  The talks are free to attend though you will need to register for each event by visiting the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust website.  Donations are strongly encouraged

Saturday 15 May 2021

Dugdale Society Conference, 15th and 16th May, online.  This year's conference will be free and online and features many interesting talks.  Prebooking is required via Eventbrite.  For more information on the programme, and to book a place, please visit  Eventbrite

Saturday 12 June 2021

101 things to do with a dead body in the Bronze Age, Joanna Brück, Professor of Archaeology, University College Dublin, 3 pm

Part of the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust, 2021 Conference: Bronze Age Britain. The NVAT 2021 Conference goes virtual for the first time and will this year take the form of five separate lectures. Their fast developing knowledge of Bronze Age Britain will be explored. There will be reference to the remarkable Bronze Age archaeology of the Nene valley but themes and topics are of national significance.  The talks are free to attend though you will need to register for each event by visiting the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust website.  Donations are strongly encouraged

Saturday 7 August 2021

Historical Pageants Day at Cecil Sharp House, London.  The event will involve performances of pageant scenes, talks, music, film screenings and dance, and is free to attend. It begins at 11am but you can stay for as long or as short a time you want. Please click here for details of the afternoon programme and click here for details of the evening performance.  This is part of a large public project exploring historical pageants in Britain.