Trent & Peak Archaeology

Trent & Peak Archaeology’s archaeologists are popular speakers with significant experience of working with community groups. All of our talks are based on our own archaeological fieldwork and research and many involve handling finds from the excavations. Our talks are very up-to-date, as we continue to add new titles, and to update old favourites, as our research progresses and new understandings are reached. Whether you’re an archaeological society, a historical association, or a lifelong learning or leisure group we can provide the right talk for your knowledge and interests, bringing the history and archaeology of the site to life.

Some of the talks for which we’re most well-known include the Archaeology of the Tram (the archaeology of the NET2 line at Clifton, Beeston and Lenton), We Dig the Castle (community excavations in the Outer Bailey of Nottingham Castle), Lenton Priory and the archaeology of Nottingham Castle. We also offer talks on excavations and fieldwork at Newark, Southwell, Toton, St Ann’s Allotments, Attenborough, Darley Abbey, Chester Green (the site of a Roman fort) and many other sites in the area, highlights of our work, overviews of Nottinghamshire’s archaeology, and introductions to the practice of archaeology.

Our speakers include Dr Gareth Davies (Head of Operations at Trent & Peak and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham), Laura Binns (Trent & Peak’s Community Archaeologist) and Dr David Knight (Head of Research).

We offer evening and daytime talks and, if required, can provide all equipment. We’re always very happy to hear from people interested in hearing about the talks that we can offer.

To enquire about a talk please contact, in the first instance, Gareth Davies: