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BHS February Lecture

The Broughton Hoard

Dear all,  This is just another reminder that this week’s lecture is a really local one on February 14th. Keith Westcott is going to tell us all about Discovering the Broughton Hoard and the Broughton Roman Villa. Keith has himself been instrumental in these discoveries so we shall be hearing all about it at first […]

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The Rise and Rise of Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Sullolk

Report on BHS lecture of 10th Jan 2019

‘The rise and rise of Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Suffolk’   Dr Rowena Archer, a medieval historian who has studied Alice Chaucer (c 1405-1475) and her family for many years, gave the first lecture of 2019.  The Duchess was a formidable woman who rose to great wealth from a commoner background who was also an […]

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January 2019 BHS Newsletter

First meeting of the New Year

Dear all,  Happy New Year to all our members.  Somehow January is already fleeing past me and I should have sent out an enewsletter last week.  I am hoping that you all have Thursday January 10th in your diaries when we have Rowena Archer coming to talk to us about Alice Chaucer, who became Duchess […]

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“The Rise and Fall of Glovemaking in West Oxfordshire”

Report on lecture by Carol Anderson to the Society 13thDecember 2018

Gloves were first used by the ancient Egyptians.  In Elizabethan times they were worn as decorative items by the wealthy.  From the thirteenth  century there were various centres of production  including London, Worcester and Oxford.  In the late eighteenth century thousands were employed at Worcester and then at Yeovil. From the Middle Ages Woodstock had […]

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November Newsletter

Smallpox in 18th-century Banbury

Dear all,      Our last lecture was a terrific high-speed adventure through the interface between genetics and archaeology bringing us the very latest research in this very fast-developing field.      Our next lecture is much more locally based but is also the result of recent work.  On the  8thNovember Dr. Rosemary Leadbeater, who has recently joined […]

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October Lecture

Using DNA archeologically

Dear all,   Don’t forget that you have to get into the Museum via the towpath and the cafe at the moment – it will be signposted. Interesting lecture coming up on Thursday!   …. With a rather dry title but don’t be put off as our speaker has been highly recommended and his subject is part […]

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