The Researching Roman Southwell team are hosting an Archaeology Day in Southwell on Saturday 17th January, with all proceeds from the day going into the project funding campaign.
Four speakers are confirmed for the event, which will be held at the Minster School in Southwell from 2.30pm onwards (doors open from 2.15pm).
Speakers for the day are:
Matt Beresford (MBArchaeology)
Roman Southwell – An informative talk on the work carried out so far and plans for the coming months, with a review of the Roman archaeology of Southwell and the surrounding region.
Andy Gaunt (Mercian Archaeological Services)
King John’s Palace, Clipstone – Find out about Mercian’s ongoing project exploring King John’s Palace at Clipstone and related sites, and how their work fits into the wider Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project.
Rachael Hall (National Trust)
A Late Iron Age/Roman Coin Hoard from Derbyshire – A talk discussing the recent discovery of a coin hoard in a cave at Dovedale in the Derbyshire Peak District. Hear about the discovery, conservation and public display of this exciting find.
Kevin Winter (Civil War Centre)
National Civil War Centre, Newark – Hear about the progress of the new Civil War Centre at Newark, due to open in Spring 2015, and their plans for this exciting new development and what this means for the region.
The day costs just £5pp, with all proceeds going directly into the Roman Southwell project (see to support us and get involved in the project).
The event will be held in the Lecture Theatre at the school, and has a large car park in the adjacent Leisure Centre for those travelling by car. The school is also a two minute walk from the nearest bus stop – for those catching the bus from Nottingham the 100 goes to Southwell approximately every 20mins.
This event is the first of its kind in the town, and if successful will become part of the yearly activities there.
We hope to see you on the day!