HIAG Talks Programme 2019-2020


All talks are held at 7:30pm at Histon Baptist Church. Members and accompanied children free. Non-members £3. Refreshment available.

Monday 9th September      Windows into the Distant Past: Iron Age Coins and what  they tell us about the  Celtic Peoples  with Rodney Scarle(Local Volunteer Museum Numismatist)

Monday 14th October      Identity and Power: Wimpole at the time of the Roman Conquest with Paddy Lambert (Oxford Archaeology East)

Monday 18th November   Bog Bodies. The 2000 year old mystery of Lindow Man with Dr Jody Joy (Senior Curator in Archaeology, Cambridge)

Monday 13th January      Roman to Saxon in East Anglia: the archaeological evidence with Dr Catherine Hills (Senior Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge)

Monday 17th February       Bronze Age settlement in East Anglia with Nick Gilmour (Oxford Archaeology East)

Monday 23rd March         Postponed The Black Death: and later outbreaks of the plague in Cambridgeshire with Craig Cessford (Senior Project Officer, Cambridge Archaeological Unit)

Monday 27th April           Postponed Colonising Inlands: Later Prehistoric and Roman North West Cambridge with Christopher Evans (Director, Cambridge Archaeological Unit)

Monday 8th June               Postponed The Old Stones (Joint meeting with FEAG) with Andy Burnham (Editor of the award winning book “The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland”)

Monday 6th July               Postponed Who Stole Histon Green?  – A thousand years of encroaching  development with Eleanor Whitehead, our local historian

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Invitation to a guided visit to Devil’s Dyke for HIAG and FEAG members

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Stephen Macaulay, Deputy Regional Manager responsible for education and outreach at Oxford Archaeology East will be leading a joint guided walk to Devil’s Dyke for HIAG and FEAG members. The largest Anglo-Saxon Dyke/Ditch in Britain, built around the 6th-7th centuries AD, it forms an impressive feature across the East Anglian landscape. It also lies within a landscape of much more archaeology, from the Bronze Age onwards.

Starting at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd August and lasting around 1.5 – 2 hours, the walk will take us up to Galley Hill then along the dyke, ending at Reach at approximately 8 – 8.30 pm.

As numbers on the walk are strictly limited, this is open to HIAG and FEAG members only. Booking is essential: use this link to the Contact Us page of our website to book a place. If all the places are already taken, names will be added to the waiting list in case a space becomes available.

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