The Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group

Norfolk's local history and archaeology club

Welcome to the website of the Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group

NAHRG Lecture Programme 2018/19

Meetings take place at the UEA (Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre) at 2.30 pm (except in December, when we hold a joint lecture with the NNAS in Norwich Castle)

Non-members are welcome to try a couple of meetings before joining (no charge) 


October 6

Walter Rye (1843-1929) : Antiquary Extraordinary

Christopher Kitching, CBE, FSA, FRHistS (Public Record Office & RCHM, retired) 

November 17

Humphrey Repton and His Norfolk Connections

Sarah Spooner (Senior Lecturer in Landscape History & Engagement, UEA) 

December 1

Joint meeting with the NNAS (Norwich Castle Museum)

  Norfolk’s Gateway to Medieval England :

  The Norwich Castle Keep Redevelopment Project

Tim Pestell (Senior Curator of Archaeology, Castle Museum) 


January 19

A Sideways Look at Underground Norwich

Matthew Williams (Chartered Geologist) 

February 9

Must Farm : Britain’s Bronze Age Pompeii

Alex Fisher (Outreach Officer, Suffolk Archaeology) 

March 23

Augustus Jessopp : Norfolk’s Antiquary

Nick Hartley (Retired economist and descendant of Jessopp) 

April 13   AGM and lecture    

The Welcome Stranger : Dutch, Walloon & Huguenot Communities in Norwich, 1550-1750

Frank Meeres (Archivist, Norfolk Record Office)

The Thomas Paine Centre is on the right towards the end of Chancellor's Drive from the Security Lodge. It is signed as such over the side entrance but the main entrance is styled ‘Norwich Business Centre’

There is a convenient bus stop very close to the Thomas Paine Centre. 

The West Car Park is closest and is open on a pay-and-display basis at weekends (£1.00 flat fee). The entrance to it is on the right off Chancellor’s Drive, just after the bus shelters (ignore the ‘staff only’ sign). The Centre is marked as 52 on the maps around the site and the West Car Park as P3. A downloadable version of the campus map is available on request.