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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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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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2013-04-18 17:00:0018Apr2013

Rex Whistler: A Closer Look

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 18:00

 A  lecture by Nikki Frater. 6.00 pm drinks, 6.45 pm talk.

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2019-07-18 17:30:00 to 2019-07-18 19:00:0018Jul2019

Winifred Lamb: Field Archaeologist and Museum Curator - A talk by Professor David Gill

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

Winifred Lamb, who grew up at Winterslow near Salisbury, served as honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge from 1920 to 1958.

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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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2017-03-08 18:30:00 to 2017-03-08 20:00:0008Mar2017

Unexpected Treasures: Archaeology and Botany - A talk by Ruth Pelling

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Archaeobotany (the study of plant remains from archaeological contexts) has been a routine practice in most commercial and research excavations for the last few decades.

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2019-07-14 12:30:00 to 2019-07-14 13:30:0014Jul2019

Festival Talk - Christie Willis: Up in Flames: Cremation at Stonehenge and in Neolithic Britain

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

This talk will examine the evolution of cremation during the Early to Middle Neolithic and how it became the dominant burial rite by the end of the Neolithic.  Wildly diverse locations were selecte

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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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2012-03-13 19:30:0013Mar2012

The more you dig, the less you know: Devilish Mysteries at the former MoD Estate Offices, Durrington

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 19:30

A talk by Andy Manning, Wessex Archaeology. Recent fieldwork by Wessex Archaeology in late 2010 and 2011 on the site of the former MoD estate offices has uncovered something of a mystery.

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2015-06-03 17:30:0003Jun2015

J M W Turner: His Life and Masterworks

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 18:30
A Lecture by Eric Shanes.  In this talk, Eric Shanes will put Turner's achievement within its cultural, painterly and biographical context. 
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2014-05-08 17:30:0008May2014

Life in the House of Lords

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 18:30

Michael Dobbs is most famous for writing The House of Cards for television but has gone on to write books about Prime Ministers, Kings and the Dalai Lama.

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2010-09-14 18:30:0014Sep2010

Surveying Historic Buildings: the changing techniques and use of 3d imagery in building recording

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 19:30

A talk by Robin Ault, Building Surveyor, Downland Partnership. In recent years there have been dramatic changes in the way we measure and record historic buildings.

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2017-07-06 17:30:00 to 2017-07-06 19:00:0006Jul2017

The Draw of the Ancient Landscape - A talk with Anna and Patrick Dillon

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

The landscape of the Wessex Chalklands with its prehistoric monuments is a frequent theme in Modernist British painting, notably through the work of Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious and John Piper.

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2017-10-25 17:30:00 to 2017-10-25 19:00:0025Oct2017

The Art of Discworld: An illustrated talk by Terry Pratchett’s artist of choice, Paul Kidby

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Paul Kidby is best known for being the ‘artist of choice’ for award-winning writer, the late Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away in 2015.  Paul has designed the ‘Discworld’ book jackets since 2002

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2014-12-09 19:30:0009Dec2014

Old Sarum: Reconstructing a lost Wiltshire Masterpiece

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 19:30

The Cathedral at Old Sarum ceased to be a place of worship almost 800 years ago and the building today is simply a series of marks in the ground. But hundreds of fragments in the museum store and in English Heritage’s stone store suggest that by the mid 12th century the cathedral was a magnificent tribute to its powerful patron Bishop Roger of Salisbury.

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2019-07-14 14:00:00 to 2019-07-14 15:00:0014Jul2019

Festival Talk - Lorraine Mepham and Adrian Green: More Cakes and Buns! Digging the Foundations of the Cafe

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00

This spring, Dr Phil Harding and Lorraine Mepham dug a test pit in the museum grounds, adding to our knowledge of this historic building.

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2014-08-28 18:00:0028Aug2014

Hugo Vickers on Cecil Beaton: Lecture

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 19:00

Due to popular demand, Hugo Vickers has kindly agreed to do another talk here at the museum.

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2012-10-09 18:30:0009Oct2012

Projects and partnerships: what’s new in the work of the Wiltshire Archaeology Service?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 19:30

A talk by Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger, Wiltshire County Archaeologist. A lecture in the Salisbury Museum Archaeology Lectures (SMAL) series.

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2012-09-08 18:30:0008Sep2012

Beyond the Roman pots: Evidence of Foodstuffs and Eating Them

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 19:30

A lecture by Dr Mike Allen, Allen Environmental Archaeology.

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2015-07-02 17:30:00 to 2015-07-02 19:00:0002Jul2015

Beckford and Turner - Capturing the Rise and Fall of Fonthill Abbey: A Lecture by Dr Amy Frost

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:00

William Beckford's gothic revival masterpiece, Fonthill Abbey, is one of the greatest lost country houses in England.

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