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2013-10-16 17:30:0016Oct2013

Who built the Cathedral Tower and Spire and how did they do it?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 18:30

Tim Tatton-Brown was Consultant Archaeologist to the Cathedral and joint author of the most recent book on this ‘medieval masterpiece’.

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2017-11-09 18:30:00 to 2017-11-09 20:00:0009Nov2017

Discworld Fandom: Stranger than Fiction? A talk by Pat Harkin

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Pat Harkin is tremendously proud to have been referred to as ‘Lord of the Uber Fans’ by Sir Terry in the preface to the collection ‘A Slip of the Keyboard’ but acknowledges that the title was a lot

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2013-02-12 19:30:0012Feb2013

Operation Nightingale: Archaeology for Recovering Soldiers

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 19:30

A talk by Richard Osgood, Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

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2019-07-13 11:00:00 to 2019-07-13 12:00:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Ella Al-Shamahi: Are You a Neanderthal?

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

With revelations such as our ancestors interbreeding with Neanderthals; that most of us have up to 4% Neanderthal DNA; and that Tibetans have a gene that helps them live high up in the mountains be

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2018-05-10 17:30:00 to 2018-05-10 19:00:0010May2018

Living with Monuments: New Work on the Neolithic of the Avebury Region - A talk by Dr Josh Pollard

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

The Avebury landscape has long attracted archaeological interest, drawn by its remarkable prehistoric monumental architecture.

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2012-10-29 18:30:0029Oct2012

Drawing the Past

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 18:30

A  talk by Tim Harrisson. In this talk Tim will discuss his series of drawings connected to the Pitt Rivers excavations on Cranborne Chase.

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2013-04-24 17:30:0024Apr2013

The Life and Notorious Times of a Political Correspondent

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 18:30

 Drinks at 6.30 pm. Talk at 7pm. Peter Oborne is a political journalist, author and commentator who reports for both the British and worldwide press.

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2016-06-16 17:00:00 to 2016-06-16 19:30:0016Jun2016

Spelling out Ancient Egypt - A talk by Ilona Regulski, Curator of the British Museum Touring Exhibition

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:30

Ancient Egypt has produced an astonishing variety of written material in its great temples, on the walls of the tombs of Pharaohs and the coffins of the dead, and in the rubbish dumps of lost and f

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2012-03-14 14:30:0014Mar2012

Have Diplomats had their day?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 14:30

A lecture by Dame Rosemary Spencer.  An afternoon talk which will give some insights into diplomatic life and work, and their relevance to the challenges of the 21st century.

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2014-11-11 19:30:0011Nov2014

New research on Romano-British settlement in the south-west

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 19:30

A talk by Dr Alex Smith, University of Reading about Roman settlement in the south-west of England.

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2013-11-12 19:30:0012Nov2013

Stonehenge: results from recent research

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 19:30

This lecture will be yet another opportunity to find out about the exciting work conducted by Mike Parker-Pearson (Institute of Archaeology UCL) relating to Stonehenge.

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2011-11-08 19:30:0008Nov2011

Damerham Archaeology Project: more to find in the Wessex heartlands?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 19:30

A talk by Dr Helen Wickstead, Kingston University and Martyn Barber, Aerial Survey, English Heritage.

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2015-04-15 18:30:0015Apr2015

The Life and Death of the Flint Axe

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 19:30

A talk by James Dilley. The polished stone axe in British archaeology holds a very strong position in its understanding as a functioning tool and social marker.

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2013-10-30 18:30:0030Oct2013

The Great House in Clarendon Park, Wiltshire

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 18:30

6.30 pm drinks; 7.00 pm talk. Our speaker is James Ayres, FSA, President of the Wiltshire Buildings Record and a distinguished author on English interiors.

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2019-06-20 17:30:00 to 2019-06-20 19:00:0020Jun2019

Augustus John: His Place in the History of Portraiture - A talk by Nicholas Beer

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

A practising portrait painter and teacher of portrait painting with twenty five years of experience, Nicholas Beer will give an illustrated outline of the British portrait tradition and Augustus Jo

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2017-01-12 18:30:00 to 2017-01-12 20:00:0012Jan2017

A Reassessment of Constable's Paradoxical Rainbow: A talk by Professor John Thornes

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

John Constable’s powers of observation and thirst for meteorological knowledge propelled him to paint more natural-looking skies than most other English artists before or since.

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2013-03-12 19:30:0012Mar2013

Giants of Wessex: Silbury Hill, the Marlborough Mound, and the Hatfield Barrow

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 19:30

A talk by Jim Leary, English Heritage. Over the last few years the three giant round mounds of Wessex have seen some form of archaeological work.

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2019-07-13 12:30:00 to 2019-07-13 13:30:0013Jul2019

Festival Talk - Richard Osgood: A Gothic Tale: Spears and Javelins at Barrow Clump

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30

In 2003, English Heritage started recording badger damage to a Bronze Age barrow on Salisbury Plain.

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2011-03-08 19:30:0008Mar2011

Trusting the Ground with the Treasure of Warriors: Digging the Staffordshire Hoard

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 19:30

A talk by Stephen Dean, County Archaeologist for Staffordshire. The Staffordshire Hoard is quite simply a singular assemblage of Anglo-Saxon treasure the like of which has never before been seen.

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2013-05-28 17:00:0028May2013

Rex Whistler and the Inspiration of Wessex

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 18:00

A lecture by Hugh and Mirabel Cecil. 6pm: Drinks and Private View.

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