Diary

Saturday September 23rd 9.00am – c 6.30pm

Chepstow and Caerphilly castles

With John Allan by coach from Exeter (departure point to be advised later). Pick up at Cullompton Services Junction 28 if requested. These castles are among the most impressive in the British Isles: both in the care of CADW. Chepstow, dramatically set above the Wye, preserves one the very earliest Norman keeps, with a succession of later medieval defences and domestic accommodation. The visit will also include the town walls and Chepstow Norman priory. After lunch to Caerphilly, the largest castle in the British Isles apart from Windsor. Built largely in the late 13th century by Gilbert de Clare, it is usually regarded as the first castle in the country with true concentric defences and the most impressive example of water defences. In recent years CADW have added some humorous touches to the presentation !

Chepstow Cadw £6.50, concessions £4.20; Caerphilly Cadw £7.95/£5.20. Both sites free to CADW/English Heritage members; bring your card. Guide price for coach £17 to be collected on coach. 

To book, please contact Henrietta Quinnell, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 01392 433214: if emailing please include phone number. For all visits wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and the site. Packed lunch and drinks for the day advised to be brought for all visits.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 21:19
 

Wednesday 11th October 7.30pm

Troy: Myth and Archaeology 

Prof. Ernst Pernicka, University of Heidelberg
 
The Guildhall, High Street, Exeter 
 

Sunday 15th October 11am - 4pm

Kit Hill: Prehistory and Sir John's Folly. A joint meeting with Cornwall Archaeological Society


Prehistorian Dave Williams will lead us to Kit Hill's neolithic longbarrow and a selection of round barrows including, with the permission of the landowner, to outside the Country Park and the beginning of the run of barrows along Hingston Down to the east. There is also a possible co-axial field system on the north-east slopes. 
Historian Stephen Docksey will point out three enigmatic circular features on the western sloped and Sir John Call's Folly on the summit.
Meet above the entrance car park (3835 7130). Bring packed lunch; wear suitable clothing and footwear for moorland walking - the summit is 1094 feet and the hill is exposed, with little shelter.
Enquiries: Stephen Docksey - Tel. 01822 834454. For Devon contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 01392 433214


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 June 2017 14:24
 

Wednesday 1st November 7.30pm

Making Wine for the Emperor. The Roman imperial estate at Vagnari, Italy

Prof. Maureen Carroll, University of Sheffield
 
The Guildhall, High Street, Exeter 
 
Admission Free. All welcome 
 

Wednesday 22nd November 7.30pm

The Devon Aerial Reconnaissance Project: retrospect and prospect

Frances Griffith, Vice-President, Devon Archaeological Society
 
The Guildhall, High Street, Exeter 
 
Admission Free. All welcome 
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:06
 

Saturday December 2nd 

Joint DAS/CAS Symposium

Early Medieval Archaeology in South West Britain: Recent Work

Tavistock 

Down load the programme by clicking here

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:28
 

Wednesday 24th January 7.30pm
The Origins of Art: New chronological and psychological research on the development of Palaeolithic cave art

Prof. Paul Pettitt, University of Durham
Joint meeting with the Prehistoric Society to be held in the Council Chamber at County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter

There will be a wine reception hosted by the Prehistoric Society, starting at 7.30pm, to which members are invited.  The lecture will start at 8.00pm.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:10
 

Wednesday 21st February 7.30pm

Unravelling an Industrial Palimpsest: archaeological survey and excavation at Crownhill Down tinwork

Dr. Sandy Gerrard
 
The Guildhall, High Street, Exeter 
 
Admission Free. All welcome 
 

Wednesday 14th March 7.30pm

The Ness of Brodgar, Orkney.

Nick Card, University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney
 
The Guildhall, High Street, Exeter 
 
Admission Free. All welcome 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:39
 

Wednesday 28th March 7.30pm

Not so quiet in the South West? An update on the Roman military establishments excavated in and around Exeter during the last 20 years and how these discoveries are changing perceptions

Dr. John Pamment Salvatore, former archaeologist with Exeter Archaeology
 
The Guildhall, High Street, Exeter 
 
Admission Free. All welcome 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:21