The Welwyn Archaeological Society have released their programme of lectures for 2012-13. Meeting are at the Free Church Hall, Church Road, Welwyn Garden City at 7:45pm for an 8pm start. You can e-mail WASmembership@hotmail.co.uk for details of membership. Visitors are welcome to lectures and asked for £2 contribution to the society.
Dr Tony Rook founded the organisation in 1960 after discovering the Dicket Mead Roman Villa and successfully preserved the remains of the villas Roman baths in a steel vault 30ft under the A1(M) motorway in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. Since then the society has continued as an active archaeological society, working on a variety of sites in the area. The society holds a series of lectures from September – April and publishes three newsletters a year detailing the societies current research and news and organises at least one coach outing a year. The Welwyn Archaeological Society is under the directorship of Dr Kris Lockyear, lecturer at University College London.
Friday 28th September ‘Battlefield Archaeology: Excavations at Shiloh, Tennessee’ by Ellen Shlasko
Friday 12th October ‘Education in Roman Britain’ by Mark Hassall
Friday 26th October ‘Romans in the Fens’ by Chris Carr
Friday 9th November ‘Water Steam & Stone- the rediscovery of a Derbyshire Mill Site’ by Les Mather
Friday 23rd November ‘Recent work at the Hava Ftwah, Libya’ by Tim Reynolds
Friday 25th January ‘Six weeks in the Finnish Neolithic: Excavation, reconstruct & experimental Archaeology’ by Burcu Urundul
Friday 8th February ‘Putting the central Nile Delta, back on the map- Recent investigations in Quesna & Minufiyeh province’ by Joanne Rowland
Friday 22nd February ‘Progressing with the Prittlewell Burial’ by Lynn Blackmore
Friday 8th March ’70 years of Archaeology’ by John Smith
Friday 22nd March A.G.M.