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Programme of Events 2022

Using replica 18th Century landscape viewing aids

Continuing concerns regarding the risks of Covid-19 virus meant that the programme for 2022 was a mix of online lectures and field visits.

All Field Club members are welcome to attend ANY of the events. Members may bring a guest, joint-members may bring two guests.

Members - please see your newsletter for exact meeting places, and any booking requirements.

Non-members - please contact the section leader or secretary to see if places are available.

26th January WEDNESDAY at 7.00 for 7.30 pm via Zoom

Landscape Section, two online lectures on:

Landscapes Revealed - Recent Archaeological Research in and around Southampton

8th March TUESDAY at 7.15 for 7.30 via Zoom

Archaeology Section, The David Johnston Memorial Lecture - a free lecture:‘Richborough: town, fort and amphitheatre – some new insights
Tony Wilmott, Senior Archaeologist at Historic England. 

Richborough was close to the site of the original point of arrival of the Romans and quickly developed into a port whose purpose was the servicing and provisioning of troops bound for inland campaigns. Recent excavations by Historic England have addressed previously unexplored parts of the town, and in his talk, Tony will expound on new insights into life in this evocative frontier town.

2nd April SATURDAY

Landscape and Local HIstory Sections, a morning outing to look at:
Basingstoke's Religious Heritage

     This outing was jointly organised by the Landscape and Local History Sections of the Field Club. Starting at a notable survivor, London Street United Reformed Church (formerly Congregational Church), which dates from the early nineteenth century, the outing also included a visit to All Saints Church built at the beginning of the twentieth century.

For further information please visit the Landscape Section homepage.


HFC&AS, OGS Crawford Lecture by Professor Roger Leech: “Archaeology on the maps of Ordnance Survey

Professor Leech was Head of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments for England office at the Ordnance Survey and is now Visiting Professor in Archaeology at the University of Southampton. His lecture will take us through the history of the depiction of antiquities on British maps, look at the contributions of OGS Crawford and CW Phillips.

11th May WEDNESDAY via Zoom

Historic Buildings Section, Bill Fergie gave a talk on the:

Traditional Houses of the Worthy Villages (link to YouTube video of the presentation.)


HFC&AS, Annual General Meeting and President's Lecture

16th June THURSDAY

Archaeology Section, visit to the WARG excavation, Hursley, near Winchester, Hampshire. Medieval house site.

2nd July SATURDAY Local History Section, Summer Outing to Hambledon; 9.30-16.00. Further details will be available with the Spring posting.
6th July WEDNESDAY Archaeology Section, exclusive visit to Bournemouth University’s Durotriges 2022 excavation, Winterbourne Kingston, Dorset - 11.00 am. 
3rd September SATURDAY

Hampshire Papers Study Day - A full day of presentations by authors of the new series of Hampshire Papers and the launch of new papers.  Unfortunately, this event has been CANCELLED.

28th September WEDNESDAY Landscape Section, ‘The Picturesque Eye: Meonstoke’ – Gordon le Pard will lead a visit to the Meon Valley to demonstrate how past technologies may have influenced views of the landscape.

1st October SATURDAY

HFC&AS, Visit to Isle of Wight to celebrate the Centenary of the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society (IWNHAS):

Read about the visit.

12th November SATURDAY

HIstoric Buildings, half-day visit to: Longbridge Mill, Sherfield-on-Loddon AGM;10.00 am start - AGM 12 noon approx.

19th November SATURDAY

Archaeology Section, Conference and AGM:
“Pre-Modern People on the Move: migration, immigration and ethnicity”

Speakers included: Stuart Needham (Reading); Duncan Sayer (University of Central Lancashire); Christina Welch (Winchester); Hella Eckhardt (Reading); Andrew Fitzpatrick (Leicester)

23rd November WEDNESDAY

Landscape Section, AGM & Lecture on Sarsen Stones:

Dr Katy Whitaker will talk on "Sarsen Stone Industries in Southern England - what we know and what we don't know."

Watch a recording of the lecture on the HFC YouTube Channel.

From time to time, other societies and groups will give details of events, which may be of interest to our members, and we advertise these whenever possible.

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