The Roman Roads Research Association together with the Friends of Roman Aldborough are pleased to announce that Dr Mike Bishop will be giving a talk entitled ‘Of Networks and Nodes: The Place of Roman Aldborough ‘ in St Andrews Church Aldborough, Nr Boroughbridge at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 15th July.
This will be a rare opportunity to hear Mike Bishop speak in Yorkshire and early booking is strongly recommended.
To make sure of one of the few remaining places book now via http://www.romanroads.org/rrratalks.html#MikeBishop and reserve your seat(s)
Prehistoric Ilkley Moor: a guided walk on Sunday May 31st 2015
Dave Weldrake will be leading a guided walk on Ilkley Moor on Sunday 31st May. The walk will start from the public car park at the base of the Cow and Calf Rocks at 2.00 PM.
We will look at several notable examples of Rock Art as well as a couple of settlement sites on the edge of the moor.
The cost of the walk is £3. More detailed information can be found on the Dave Weldrake: Heritage Education website
Continuing the popular series of talks at Thornton Le Street, Mike Turpin will be presenting ‘How Many Roads Lead to Aldborough?’ on Saturday 7th March 2015 at 2.00 p.m.
Come and find out about the work currently underway to understand Rievaulx Abbey and its landscapes, and how you could take part! Workshop venue: Schoolroom at Rievaulx Abbey, near Helmsley YO62 5LB
Saturday 28 February 2015. Time: 1-3pm. Refreshments provided. FREE EVENT BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.
Click here for full details and booking information
“Recent Work on Finds from Roman London” A Talk by Michael Marshall
Museum of London Archaeology
Just a quick reminder that the next Roman Antiquities Section of the Yorkshire Archaeology Society lecture is on Saturday 15th November, 2pm at Claremont, followed by a short break then the usual business meeting.
Non-members are cordially invited to attend Michael Marshall’s talk
ROMAN EMPIRE EXHIBITION, EVENTS & LECTURES
A British Museum Tour Leeds City Museum
A major touring British Museum Exhibition is coming to Yorkshire! The exhibition also gives visitors a chance to explore their own local Roman heritage. Fascinating artefacts from Leeds Museums and Galleries’ own collections and from other locally renowned museum’s collections will be on show including important jewellery, sculpture and religious objects from across the region. Leeds City Museum is one of only six UK venues to host this remarkable exhibition and provides a rare opportunity for visitors to see the British Museum’s objects in Leeds. Roman objects can also be explored in our permanent galleries including the 1st century BC Lanuvium marbles and a mosaic from Dalton Parlours, the only excavated Roman villa in West Yorkshire.
20 September 2014 – 4 January 2015 FREE ADMISSION Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds. LS2 8BH
There will also be a series of lectures at the museum about Life in Roman Britain
More details from the Leeds City Museum website You can also download the leaflet and poster giving more details about the exhibition and lectures respectively.
Here is a reminder for the above conference
We have been told that places are going fast and this year there is the added benefit of YAT annual book fair.
The website address to book on line is
York Archaeological Trust are putting on their annual display in the Guildhall on the same day. In addition to book stalls there will be displays by local heritage groups and a number of talks have also been arranged. Further details will hopefully follow.