Events

For detailed information on the programmes organised by the Society select by clicking on one of the items on the left.

The Society talks and lectures are usually held at the St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby. A venue is also included in the event details in the calendar.

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  • Library Open
    13:30 -15:30
    08/01/2020

    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Library open upstairs on the 1st floor.

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  • The Council for British Archaeology: Past, Present and Future
    19:30 -21:30
    10/01/2020

    Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.

    Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.

    Lecture

    Speaker, Ken Smith

    This talk will consider the development of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) from its origins in the closing years of the Second World War amid concerns about the conservation of the country’s heritage in the face of war-time destruction and re-development, through its various subsequent manifestations, projects and achievements to date, to its current considerations on how to make it fit for the 21st century – sustainable, inclusive and responsive to membership and community ambitions and aspirations.’

    Ken Smith graduated from Sheffield University with a BA (Hons) Prehistory and Archaeology. He spent seven years directing excavations for the Central Excavation Unit of the Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments (Dept. of Environment) before becoming Derbyshire’s first Sites and Monuments (SMR) Officer 1982-87 (shared between DCC and Peak Park Joint Planning Board (PPJPB). He moved full-time to PPJPB in 1987 as Archaeologist and finished in 2017, as Cultural Heritage Manager. He is currently Trustee and Chair of Trustees for the Council for British Archaeology, a specialist volunteer for the National Trust, a Member of the Peak District National Park Authority, and engaging in occasional research projects e.g. the ‘value’ of drystone walls, using the Peak District as a case study. He was a member of Council of the DAS for over 30 years and is now an honorary Vice-president of the Society.’

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  • AS: Rufford Abbey, a Victorian and Edwardian House.
    19:30 -21:30
    17/01/2020

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Peter Smith.

    Rufford Abbey near Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire was a Cistercian House that was converted into a country house after the dissolution. After various vicissitudes, including partial demolition by Nottinghamshire Council in 1956, it is now jointly administered by English Heritage. This talk concentrates on the house in the 19th and 20th centuries.
    Peter Smith will be remembered for his recent talk on Barlborough Hall which was followed by a Section visit.

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  • IAS: Friar Gate Bridge, Derby.
    19:30 -21:30
    24/01/2020

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker, Peter Moseley, a member of the Friends of Friar Gate Bridge.

    Friar Gate bridge in Derby is an iconic City landmark. It was engineered and constructed by Andrew Handyside as part of the Great Northern Railway route to Burton on Trent from Nottingham and was in use from 1875-1968.

    The talk will include a description of the bridge’s construction and years in use as well as the constant and ongoing efforts to preserve it.

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  • Library Open
    10:00 -12:00
    25/01/2020

    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Library open upstairs on the 1st floor.

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