The Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group

Norfolk's local history and archaeology club

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NAHRG Lecture Programme 2016/17

Unless otherwise shown, meetings take place at the University of East Anglia (Room Arts 01.02) at 2.30 pm (except in December, when we hold a joint lecture with the NNAS in Norwich Castle). Parking at the UEA costs £1.00 on a Saturday. Join us for tea or coffee afterwards.

Follow the blue signs from the main car park to the Council House & Registry building and pass it on your left. Go past the Arts 2 door on your right, down some steps and then turn right up the steps to the Arts 1 door. Stairs and lifts are on your left in the entrance hall. Go down one floor. Click here for a map of the UEA campus; the Arts Block is marked on it as 3. 

Non-members are welcome to try one or two lectures free of charge before joining.

The 2016/17 season begins on 15 October 2016 and the programme is set out below. 


October 15

A Million Years of Aylsham Archaeology

Claire Bradshaw (Community Archaeologist, Norfolk Historic Environment Service) 

November 19

The Destruction of Eccles-juxta-Mare

David Stannard (Retired Business Lecturer and Local Historian) 

December 3

Joint meeting with the NNAS (Norwich Castle Museum)

Francis Blomefield and the Parish Churches of Medieval Norwich

Clare Haynes (Senior Research Associate, UEA) and Sandy Heslop (Professor of Visual Arts, UEA)


January 21

“The Greatest Wealth of Our Country” : The Foldcourse in East Anglia

John Belcher (Food Industry, retired; recent UEA PhD) 

February 18

The Ancient Origins of Medieval Fields: a Reassessment

Tom Williamson (Professor of History, UEA) 

March 11

From Boats to Bricks : Ten Years of Discoveries in the Norfolk Broads

Heather Wallis (Freelance Archaeologist) 

April 8    AGM and lecture

Mapping Margery Kempe’s Lynn

Susan Maddock (Honorary Research Fellow, School of History, UEA; retired NRO Principal Archivist)