Forthcoming Events

19 February 2016, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

Adam Stout will discuss

Henry Hunt, the Gothic Constitution and the Glastonbury Court Leet

Henry 'Orator' Hunt, lord of the manor of Glastonbury, was one of the most famous - and controversial - figures of the early nineteenth century. He is best known for addressing the peaceful electoral reform meeting near Manchester in 1819, which turned into the infamous 'Peterloo Massacre' when the yeomanry charged and 15 people were killed; but Hunt was no revolutionary. He believed that all would be well once England shook off the corrupt and self-serving laws of later centuries and returned to the pure democracy of the Anglo-Saxons; and he attempted to put these ideas into practice in Glastonbury. Adam Stout explores this unknown episode of Glastonbury's history.

18 March 2016, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

Rachel Bellamy (Learning Officer – Hinkley Point Archaeology Outreach Project) will talk about

The post-Roman cemetery and other recent excavations at Hinkley Point 

15 April 2016, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

(to be confirmed) Nancy Hollinrake talking about

Recent excavations in Bove Town

13 May 2016, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

Richard Brunning (Levels and Moors Archaeologist at South West Heritage Trust) and Peter Marshall (head of scientific dating at Historic England) will talk about

Dating and researching Glastonbury Lake Village: Final results from the recent excavations

The recent excavations at the lake village site have allowed an investigation of the heart of the settlement for the first time since 1907. The results have changed our view of how the roundhouses were made and given an enhanced understanding of the site construction. We now know how much archaeology is left on the site and where it is in relation to the water table. Most significantly the excavations have allowed a thorough scientific dating programme to be undertaken. The results will revolutionise our understanding of the dating of the settlement, and will have significant implications for Iron Age dating.


24 June 2016

Field Trip - details to be announced later

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