Forthcoming Events

18 September 2015, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Abbey Museum

Jerry Sampson will talk about

the Glastonbury masons throughout Somerset

16 October 2015, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

Paul Ashdown will talk about 

Joseph of Arimathea in Somerset: the origin of the legends.

While the evolution of the Joseph stories from the High Middle Ages is reasonably well understood, the problems surrounding their origins are very far from resolved. Paul will examine the difficulties, suggesting new approaches to understanding their background and dating.

20 November 2015, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

Tim Hopkinson-Ball will discuss 

‘Esoteric Tradition’ at Glastonbury Abbey: A Chimera?

In 1981 Professor James Carley published Melkin the Bard and Esoteric Tradition at Glastonbury Abbey. In this paper Carley explored the enigmatic prophesy of Melkin and suggested that it contained esoteric elements and hinted at a ‘consciously coded secret’. But what could this secret be? In this talk Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball will consider what is commonly regarded as esoteric tradition at Glastonbury Abbey. Looking at pavements, spheres, ladders, hills and trees, he will offer a new interpretation of this medieval symbolism.    

19 February 2016, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

Adam Stout will discuss

Henry Hunt, the Gothic Constitution and the Glastonbury court leet.

18 March 2016, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

Speaker and subject to be announced later

15 April 2016, 7.30pm

in Glastonbury Archers Way Library

Speaker and subject to be announced later

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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