Afternoon Talks

To book please telephone 01285 655611 or call into the Corinium Museum.

Recent Excavations at Cirencester

Dr Alison Brookes

Thursday 18 May, 2.30-3.30pm

Across Cirencester and its immediate environs archaeological investigation continues to expand our understanding of the Prehistoric past. Join Alison in the latest of a series of talks to hear about the excavations carried out at Kingshill North and the Beeches Playing Fields, Cirencester. There will be an opportunity to see the archive and finds from the excavations.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking essential

 

Roman Countryside

 James Harris

Thursday 22 June, 2.30-3.30pm

The majority of the Romano-British population lived outside of the major towns and cities. What does the Romano-British countryside tell us about British Iron Age practices? What changes came with the conquest? Join James for a bird’s eye view of the Romano-British Cotswold countryside.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking essential

 

Treasure Highlights from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Kurt Adams

Thursday 20 July, 2.30-3.30pm

Join Kurt Adams, Finds Liaison Officer for Gloucestershire, to hear about the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Every year thousands of Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and Medieval objects are unearthed across Britain. This talk will reveal some of the recent discoveries unearthed in Gloucestershire. There will also be an opportunity to share your discoveries or finds with Kurt. If you have objects you would like identified please bring them along.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking essential

 

The People of Cirencester Abbey

Emma Stuart and Craig Jones

Tuesday 12 September, 2.30-3.30pm

Cirencester Abbey or St Mary’s Abbey, Cirencester in Gloucestershire was founded as an Augustinian monastery in 1117 on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon church. This afternoon talk will draw upon a fusion of evidence exploring the people associated with the medieval Abbey. We will discuss excavated finds and data analysis from human remains, largely uncovered during the 1964-66 excavations.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking essential