We have a Talk this Monday at Crampton by Andrew Mayfield on the search last year in a field at Ebbsfleet near Pegwell Bay for a Roman Camp from the first invasion of Britain – so something of local interest. The Talk is free to paid up IOTAS Members (if you haven’t yet paid this year’s membership, our Treasurer will be there on Monday to take your money!). You are welcome to bring along a guest, non members pay £3. Doors open at 7.15 for the Talk to start at 7.45 p.m.
Monday 25th April is our Public Talk at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Cliftonville. This Talk is being given by Phil Andrews who is coming all the way from Wessex Archaeology to talk about Operation Nightingale and the excavations they have been involved in.. This is a scheme to get injured servicemen or those with post traumatic stress involved in Archaeology. It has been a very successful project with some of the participants going on to study Archaeology at University. The dig that Operation Nightingale organised on a burial mound on Salisbury Plain was featured in an episode of Time Team. We hope members will come along and support this very worthy cause. On this occasion, the admission charge is £3 for Members of IOTAS and £5 for non members and the Society will be making a donation to the Nightingale Project.
The Course this year is now fully subscribed. We have had an amazing response to this Lecture Course, which just shows how much interest there is in Archaeology locally!
Don’t forget, even if you haven’t booked for the Course, you can still hear John Grigsby, as he is giving our March Talk, which is on Celtic Rituals and takes place on the 21st March.
Sorry, our complete Lecture Course for 2016 is now full, but please let
us know if you would still like to enrol for some individual lectures –
there are still a very few places on all lectures except those in May
and July. But you’ll need to hurry before they are all gone!
Download our 2016 Lecture programme here. Places are available but book early to avoid dissapointment!
Our monthly course this year starts on Monday 14 March. We are just finalising details of the last two lectures, but here’s a taste of what we’re offering this year:
- Spread of Christianity into Kent
- Lord of the Manor Ceremonial Landscape
- Archaeology of the North Sea Lands
- Saxon Shoreline
to name but a few of the topics.
If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, or for further details as soon as they are available, contact us on here, or email us at email@example.com Our courses fill up fast, so don’t be disappointed!
IOTAS has a wide selection of Current Archaeology, World Archaeology and Ancient Egypt magazines for sale, as well as a number of books on Archaeology which may interest you. If you are interested, please message us via this page or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know where your interests lie, and we’ll give you full details of what we have available.
A new link has been added to our links page, a Lidar map of England. Lidar is one of the newest scanning techniques used by archaeologists. An article from the Guardian helps to explain why Lidar is such a useful tool.
Our events, (talks and outings) for 2016 can now be viewed on our What’s On page! Some details remain to be worked out but we will update the page frequently so please keep checking back.
Members should note that there is a change to the Programme. On 30th November, we now have a Talk by Simon Gerrard entitled “A Saxon Chapel in Ellington?”. Simon has done a lot of research into this, and it should prove to be an interesting talk on a subject of local interest. It is our last talk before the Christmas break, so please come along. As usual, the Talk is free to members. Admission charge for non members is £2.
This coming Monday evening, 23rd November, pottery expert Nigel MacPherson Grant will be coming to to Crampton to continue going through the finds from the Tivoli Roman site. All members are welcome to come along.