Lectures Programme 2019/20

All talks start at 7:30pm.

10th Oct 2019 – Tofts, Crofts and Platforms – Chris Paul

Chris Paul (BACAS member) will discuss how field systems evolved, how they are named and why.

13th Nov – Cirencester after the Romans: time for a rethink? – Prof Mark Horton FSA

Mark has recently become an Emeritus Professor at Bristol University after 25 years as an academic there and more recently joined the Royal Agricultural University’s (RAU) new Cultural Heritage Institute (CHI) at Swindon as Professorial Research Fellow. He has had a varied career in archaeology, being involved in many prestigious excavations, but is best known for being a presenter on the BBC’s ‘Coast’ and ‘Time Flyers’ programmes as well as Time Team.

Thursday 12th Dec – Bath Abbey Footprint Project Update – Cai Mason, Wessex Archaeology

Following on from his lecture last year, Cai Mason will give us a further update on discoveries at Bath Abbey as the Footprint project progresses.

9th Jan 2020 – Aerial photography : Techniques and Recent Finds – Simon Crutchley, Historic England

“Summer 2018 was an exceptional year for aerial archaeology when the dry weather led Historic England and others to make a number of significant discoveries. This talk will discuss some of these finds, together with the techniques related to the discovery and recording of these and other sites.”

13 Feb — AGM / Members Projects

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution on Thursday 13 February 2019, and will be preceded by presentations of society and members’ projects.

12 March – Gaining World Heritage Status – Professor Barry Gilbertson, Chair, The City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Professor Gilbertson will discuss how Bath’s Inscription on the world list in 1987 makes it one of only two cities in Europe with a citywide World Heritage Site designation and why this is so valuable to Bath’s future.

All talks are at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN.  The start time is 7:30pm. Admission charge of £4 for members (on display of a current BACAS membership card), and £5 for the general public. Pay on the door.
Photo by Ad Meskens – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12567818