Thursday 14th November 2013: ‘Recent Excavations at Trumpington, Cambridge: a multi-period site from the Neolithic onwards’, including the discovery of a rare Anglo-Saxon bed burial with gold cross, by Alison Dickins, Senior Archaeological Manager, Cambridge Archaeological Unit, University of Cambridge.
British Schools Museum, Queen Street, Hitchin, 8pm.

Tuesday 17th December: Members’ evening with cheese & wine, etc. We need a volunteer to give a short presentation on a subject of interest to members.
Letchworth Free Church hall, Gernon Rd/Norton Way South, 8pm.

Tuesday 21st January 2014: ‘Norton Henge and the Prehistory of the Baldock Basin – new views’, by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology Officer.
Letchworth Free Church hall, 8pm.

Tuesday 11th February: ‘Community archaeology, geophysics and the Roman settlements of Hertfordshire’, by Drs. Kris Lockyear and Ellen Shasko, Institute of Archaeology, University of London.
Letchworth Free Church hall, 8pm.

Just to whet your appetites for the 2014/15 season:

September: ’50 Years Digging – adventures of an archaeologist’, by Gil Burleigh, NHAS Field Officer.

October: ‘Iron Age and Roman Silchester – the origins of towns in Britain’, by Professor Michael Fulford, CBE, FBA, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading.


The British Museum –

Beyond El Dorado
power and gold
in ancient Colombia

Organised with Museo del Oro

17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014

Book online

BM Members free/Open late Fridays

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

Heritage Daily – Latest Archaeology News and Archaeological Press Releases

Egyptology, Aztecs, Ancient History, Anthropology, Incas, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, etc.


Our President, Francis Pryor, has sent me this great news about the publication of his thriller/detective novel:


Dear Gilbert

Pitch video screenshot

HOORAY! We’ve done it. The Lifers’ Club has reached its minimum target and will now certainly be published. In the meantime I and those clever folks at Unbound have got several things to do: designing, editing and producing the book. To find out what we’re all up to you can visit my Shed at the Unbound website (and they’re going to teach me how to update it all by myself!!!).

All this is going to take time, and while we’re doing it we’ll still be able to enlist any further subscribers here. If you’d like to increase your current pledge level to include further goodies, then please do so by clicking on the upgrade options, listed below your current pledge level here. All new names will, of course, be listed in the back of the book until we close the subscribers’ list to move onto the next step.

I’m now a convert to crowd-funding. Never before have I established such a strong link with my readership as I have with this project – and the book hasn’t even been printed! Later I’ll be appearing at book festivals and book-signings and I VERY much hope we’ll be able to meet in person, if I don’t know you already. I’ll be publishing full contact details in my Shed.

Thank you so much for backing The Lifers’ Club. And I hope it gives you at least one sleepless night…

All the best,


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2013/14 Subscriptions became due on 1st June 2013. 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.

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