Wednesday 22nd October 2014: Dr. Carenza Lewis MBE, University of Cambridge, will give a public lecture in Cambridge on ten years of her project investigating the origins and development of English Medieval villages. Go to:

Tuesday 4th November: ‘The Impact of Developer Funding on the Investigation and Recording of Archaeology in Hertfordshire’, by Dr. Isobel Thompson, Historic Environment Record Officer, Hertfordshire County Council. Letchworth Free Church (small hall), Gernon Rd, 8pm.

Friday 14th November: ‘Stepping into Britain: the first humans in East Anglia and Northern Europe’, by Dr. Nick Ashton, Curator, Dept. of Prehistory of Europe, British Museum. Flitton Church hall, 7.30pm. Entrance charge of £5 in aid of St John the Baptist church.

Tuesday 2nd December: Members’ evening. Letchworth Free Church (small hall), 8pm.

Tuesday 20th January 2015: ‘Norton Henge and the Neolithic of East Letchworth’, by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology Officer. Letchworth Free Church (small hall), 8pm.

February 2015: Site Visit to Ravensburgh Castle Iron Age Hillfort, Hexton. A guided tour will be led by Patrick Ashley-Cooper, the landowner, and Gil Burleigh.

The British Museum

Ancient lives
new discoveries

22 May – 30 November 2014
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Think you know mummies?
Think again…

This exhibition will introduce you to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming. Using the latest technology, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years – from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.

From a priest’s daughter to a temple singer, a middle-aged man to a young child, a temple doorkeeper to a woman with a Christian tattoo, find out how they lived and what happened to them after they died. Using interactive technology, discover new information about each mummy, from their state of health to how they were embalmed and preserved. Unravel the mysteries of mummification and gain a unique insight into these people’s lives.


Adults £10*, Members and under 16s free

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If you’re interested in news of the latest discoveries from around the world, visit this website:

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Egyptology, Aztecs, Ancient History, Anthropology, Incas, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, etc.
Stop the press! Published!

The Lifers’ Club, the debut novel by our NHAS President and renowned archaeologist Francis Pryor MBE (Time Team, discoverer of Bronze Age site Flag Fen, Britain AD and more) has been published online. Subscribers may read it here The hard printed copies will be available in late June when they will be posted to subscribers.

‘Controversial deceptively clever and a damn good read.’
– BBC History Magazine on Britain AD

‘Francis Pryor is a modern field archaeologist with a reputation second to none. He has written a book as successful and exciting as its ambition is huge… lucid and engaging.’
– Alan Garner, The Times, on Britain BC


2014/15 Subscriptions become due on 1st June 2014. Please renew now. The Society cannot continue to function without all members’ subscriptions. In particular, lecturers fees and expenses and hall hire have to come from subscriptions. Lack of sufficient income from subscriptions may result in fewer lectures. It’s up to us members.

Outstanding subscriptions may be paid in person at any meeting when membership cards can usually be issued also. Otherwise subscription cheques may be posted to Diane Burleigh, NHAS, 10 Cromwell Way, Pirton, Hitchin, Herts SG5 3RD.

Adult £19, Family £24, Concessions (over 65, under 16), £10.

Subscriptions for 2014/15 onwards were raised by a vote at the AGM last May. As from

1st June 2014: Adult £19, Family £24, Concessions £10

Non-members are welcome at any of our meetings. There will be a charge of £3 for entry.

Please renew your subscription otherwise you may be removed from our membership and circulation lists.

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