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.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis our talks will take place online using Zoom until further notice. Instructions for how to register to join the talks will be provided to members in the September mailing.

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  • Special Event: The Church Broughton Bassoon.
    19:30 -21:30
    04/10/2019

    Special Event

    THE CHURCH BROUGHTON BASSOON
    The venue will be Church Broughton parish church.

    During a visit to Church Broughton church in May 2013 a bassoon, dating from a time when church bands led congregational singing during services, was on show in a case. Subsequently, a grant was made from the Pilling Bequest to assist in its conservation and the work is now completed.
    On October 4th Eric Moulder, who conserved the instrument, will be giving a talk on the bassoon, its history, its conservation and other musical instruments which would have been played in churches at the time. Entry is free and wine and soft drinks will be available for a donation to church funds.

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  • IAS: Derby Flood Defences
    19:30 -21:30
    11/10/2019
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker, Philippa Puzey-Broomhead (Trent & Peak Archaeology)

    The construction of improved flood defences along the River Derwent through Derby has given a unique opportunity to investigate the archaeology of all periods from the Romans to the recent past. The banks of the river as it runs through Derby were once lined with a variety of industries, but the famous Silk Mill is the only survivor.

    In this talk, we will hear what has been learned about activity along the west bank of the river in the industrial era from one of archaeologists involved.

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  • New Light on an Ancient City.
    19:30 -21:30
    25/10/2019
    Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.

    Lecture

    Speaker, Dr Patrick Ottaway.

    York (Eburacum), world renowned site of a Roman legionary fortress and town, became a provincial capital in the early third century, making York one of the most important Roman centres in Britain. The lecture will outline its history, looking at aspects of the fortress, headquarters and baths. The speaker will draw on a recent publication on excavations south-west of the River Ouse, looking at the buildings and the environmental material, well preserved in waterlogged ground. Finally, the speaker will talk about a selection of the more important artefacts, not previously seen in public, brought to light in a recent overview of the Roman collections held by the York Museums Trust.

    Patrick Ottaway M.A., D. Phil., FSA, has been a professional archaeologist for 40 years, first at Winchester Museum Service then at York Archaeological Trust to oversee a range of projects. In 2006 he set up PJO Archaeology, a York-based archaeological consultancy. His many publications include Roman York (2004), Archaeology in the Environs of Roman York, Excavations in York 1976 – 2005 (2011) and Roman Yorkshire: People, Culture, Landscape (2013). He has tutored in archaeology for Leeds, York and Hull Universities. In 2017-18 he advised the Yorkshire Museum on its Roman collections as part of an Arts Council project, ‘Old Collections – New Questions’.

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