Meetings

The Winter meeting programme 2018-19 is shown below.  Visitors are very welcome at the meetings. Please note speakers are booked many months in advance and sometimes have to cancel at short notice. Although we always try to find another speaker the talk may be on a different subject.

MEETINGS: 7.30pm at Ann Rose Hall, Greyfriars Community Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW

MEETING FEES:- Members £2.00, Visitors £3.50

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION:- Adult £10.00, Full-time Student £5.00

ENQUIRIES TO:- The Chairman, Mark Vincent 01425 473677 or use the Contact Us page.

AVON VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 289516

2018

5th September 2018: Wessex – from Roman Civitas to Anglo-Saxon Shire
Speaker: Dr Bruce Eagles

In this talk I should like to draw particular attention – though inevitably I can do this only very succinctly – to five themes which lie at the heart of my book:

  • The definition of the boundaries of the Roman civitates and their influence upon the pattern of the earliest English settlements
  • Ethnicity: who was a ‘Briton’ and who a ‘Saxon’ in the turbulent world that followed the collapse of Roman government?
  • The very marked contrasts between eastern (Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Wiltshire) and western Wessex (Somerset and Dorset)
  • The definition, development and demise of the territory of the Jutes in southern Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight; and its relationship to the ‘small shire’ of Hamtunscir
  • The relationship of Hamtunscir and other ‘small shires’ to the county of Hampshire as it has been known to us since the time of Domesday Book

3rd October 2018:  Recent investigations at Old Sarum
Speaker:  Kristian Strutt, University of Southampton

7th November 2018:To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

5th December 2018:To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

2019

2nd January 2019:  Members Evening

6th February 2019:To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

6th March 2019:To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

3rd April 2019:To be arranged
Speaker: To be arranged

1st May 2019: Annual General Meeting followed by a talk by one of our members

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