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45th Annual Archaeology Forum

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018 Time: 09.55-16.30

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Please note new venue this year: Biology Lecture Theatre (marked LEC on new campus maps), Lancaster University
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The Annual Archaeology Forum, hosted by the Regional Heritage Centre, has been established as a key event in the archaeological calendar of the North of England for many years. We are delighted to bring together a range of familiar names and new voices to report on the range of work being undertaken in professional and community settings.

We are pleased to acknowledge the financial support of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies for this event.

9.30 - 9.55 am ASSEMBLE in Biology Lecture Theatre (tea/coffee is not served at beginning of the day – but is available to purchase on campus)

9.55 - 10.00          Welcome and opening remarks

10.00 - 11.30        St Michael's Church, Workington: An early medieval ecclesiastical site? – Adam Parsons,
                             Oxford Archaeology North;

                             Spinning a yarn - excavating and recording the cotton mill: 20 years of research in Greater
                             Manchester – Dr Michael Nevell, University of Salford + Questions for session

11.30 - 12.00     COFFEE/TEA

12.00 - 1.00          Vindolanda and the frontier in transition – Dr Andrew Birley, Vindolanda Trust + Questions

1.00 - 2.00           LUNCH (optional buffet lunch available to book)*

2.00 - 3.15            What do we know, what do we want to know, and how can we find out more? The dynamic
                            update to t
he North West Regional Research Framework – Dr Sue Stallibrass, Historic England;

                             Warton Crag: An Iron Age Hill Fort - Or Is It? – Kevin Grice, Community Archaeologist,
                             Morecambe Bay Partnership + Questions for session

3.15 - 3.45           TEA/COFFEE

3.45 - 4.30             The Roman amphitheatre site at Chester: the prehistoric and Roman archaeology –
                               Tony Wilmott, Historic England + Questions

4.30 pm               Close of Forum

Fee for this event: £29/£26.10 for Friends and Patrons of the Centre (fee includes coffee/tea & biscuits)

To book: please book for this event through the University's Online Store

Lunch: * An optional buffet lunch is available at £16.50 per head: MENU: poached fillet of salmon on a bed of rocket leaves with lemon creme fraiche/platter of sliced ham/Italian vegetable terrine/bread rolls/hot buttered new potatoes/assorted salads/fresh fruit basket/selection of cheese and biscuits/tea, coffee, orange juice.

Alternatively, sandwiches/coffee/tea can be bought on the University campus (either at SPAR supermarket or Gregg's).  Hot and cold snacks and drinks are also available at Café Republic – or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Getting here: the University campus is well-served by public transport, especially from Lancaster City Centre. Free parking is avaliable on campus on Saturdays. You can find information on travel and parking here.

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Our events are extremely popular and we strongly recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.  If you do have to cancel your booking please give us five full working days’ notice and we will happily send you a refund.  Please note that these refunds can now only be made via electronic means because the University no longer issues cheques.  Should you require a refund we will need a note of your account name, account number and sort-code.  Payments originally made by credit card can be reimbursed via the same card details.


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