Saturday 28th 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. Meet outside the entrance gates to Hexton Manor at 10 am. You may park on the roadside. Wear strong shoes and suitable clothes for the weather. It will be very helpful if members would let me know in advance if they will be coming on this guided walk. Thank you.

Tuesday 31st March 2015: “Archaeology, some history, achievements and crises – going full circle?”, Robin Densem, Independent Archaeologist. There will be time for questions and discussion afterwards. Letchworth Free Church, small hall, 8 pm.

Tuesday 21st April 2015: “50 years Digging – Adventures of an Archaeologist”, by Gil Burleigh, NHAS Hon. Field Officer. Letchworth Free Church, small hall, 8 pm.

Wednesday 20th May 2015: Annual General Meeting, British Schools Museum, Queen Street, Hitchin, 8 pm.

Thursday 1st October 2015: “Stepping into Britain: the Arrival of the first Humans”, by Dr. Nick Ashton, Curator, Dept. of Prehistory and Early Europe, The British Museum. This will be a public lecture with a reduced admission charge for members. Letchworth Free Church, 8 pm.

Tuesday 27th October 2015: “Excavations at Silchester and the Origins of Towns in Britain”, by Prof. Mike Fulford, Reading University. Letchworth Free Church, 8 pm. This will be a public lecture with a reduced admission charge for members.

November 2015: “The Watford Bronze Age Hoard”, Laurie Elvin, Chairman, Watford and SW Herts Archaeological Society.

December 2015: Members Christmas Evening.

Exhibition at The British Museum:

Eight mummies, eight lives, eight stories
Extended until 19 April 2015

ancient lives

Ancient lives, new discoveries

Book online
Members free


DEA SENUNA: TREASURE, CULT AND RITUAL AT ASHWELL, HERTFORDSHIRE by Ralph Jackson and Gilbert Burleigh and numerous other contributors will be published by the British Museum later in 2015.


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