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News from 2013

29 November 2013

The Centre's latest publication - Printed Maps of Lancashire: the first two hundred years - was launched on 28th November at Lancaster City Museum, with 40 people attending.

Photo of author and editor

From left: Bill Shannon (editor) and Ian Saunders (author). In the background are some of the maps featured in the book, from Ian Saunders' personal collection.

Our thanks to Heather Dowler and her team at the museum for making us so welcome.

You can find out more about the book, and order it through our online store, here.

 

12 November 2013

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A very successful conference on the Crosby Garrett Helmet was held at Tullie House, Carlisle, on 9th November, with a sell-out audience of 105 people. The event was supported by the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, the Senhouse Museum, Maryport, and Tullie House.

The helmet is on show at Tullie House until 26th January 2014. For further information please see http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/

crosby garrett speakers

Speakers at the conference, from left: Professor David Breeze (CWAAS), Dr Jon Coulston (University of St Andrews), Dr Mike Bishop (Editor, Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies), Dot Boughton (Finds Liaison Officer, Lancashire and Cumbria, Portable Antiquities Scheme), Patricia Shaw (Freelance Archaeologist and Archaeobotanist), Chris Healey (Director, Minerva Heritage Ltd).

 

14 October 2013

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24 September 2013

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20 June 2013

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14 June 2013

The Centre's latest publication - The West Indies and the Arctic in the age of sail: the voyages of Abram (1806-62) - was launched on 12th June at Lancaster Maritime Museum, with 60 people attending.

Abram authors and editor

From left: Rob David and Mike Winstanley (authors) Sam Riches (General Editor of the CNWRS Occasional Paper Series). In the background is an artwork inspired by the story of Abram, created by Sarah Keast.

Our thanks to Michelle Cooper and her team at the museum for making us so welcome.

You can find out more about the book, and order it through our online store, here.

 

7 May 2013

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12 April 2013

The Centre's latest publication - The Three-Legged Society. The lives of the Westmorland naturalists George Stabler, James M. Barnes and Joseph A. Martindale - was launched on 10th April at Kendal Museum, with over 50 people attending.

Group shot of book launch

In the foreground - the authors, Allan Steward and Ian Hodkinson, with Carol Davies, Curator of Kendal Museum.

Image courtesy of Kendal Museum.

 

 

From left: Carol Davies, Allan Steward, Ian Hodkinson and Sam Riches (General Editor of the CNWRS Occasional Paper Series)

Our thanks to Aine Holden and her team at the museum for making us so welcome - and to Kendal College for the delicious cakes!

You can find out more about the book, and order it through our online store, here.

 

26 February 2013

Lancaster City Park Bioblitz - Workshop for potential partners - 2:00pm, Thursday 7th March, The Storey (Auditorium), Meeting House Lane, Lancaster 

Following the Beyond the Castle activities in 2012 and the continuation of the feasibility study, it is proposed to hold a Bioblitz on the Lancaster City Park site on Saturday 18th May 2013.  For those of you who aren't familiar with the City Park, a plan showing the site boundary is attached here.

The Bioblitz event is intended to help map the ecology and wildlife of the City Park as well as continuing to involve the local community in developing the future of the area.   It is likely to involve a range of activities that can include anything from identifying birds at dawn, to bats at dusk, and many other events in between.  Further information regarding what a Bioblitz is and why one is planned at Lancaster City Park is attached here.

Details of the activities for the Bioblitz are being developed now, but to do this the organisers need the help of partners and individuals who may be able to contribute resources, time or ideas to make the day enjoyable and informative for all those taking part.   If you are interested in having an input into developing the activities that will run as part of the Bioblitz, a workshop is being held at 2pm on Thursday 7th March in The Auditorium at The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster.

For those who can't make this event but are still interested in contributing towards the day please contact Faiyaz Laly on 01772 (5) 35928 or e-mail Faiyaz.laly@lancashire,gov.uk

We will post more information once details of the event have been finalised.

If you plan to attend the event on 7th March please confirm by e-mailing Faiyaz Laly at the e-mail address above.

 

25 February 2013

The Centre's Director, Professor Angus Winchester, is appearing as a guest on BBC Radio 4's 'Making History' programme, which is being broadcast on Tuesday 26 February at 3.02 p.m. Angus is talking about King Dunmail, the kingdom of Cumbria and regional history in general.

The programme will be available on the BBC website to 'listen again' for seven days after the broadcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qxrc

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