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 2019/20 (as a sample during coronavirus restrictions)

NAHRG Lecture Programme 2019/20 

Meetings take place at the UEA (Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre) at 2.30 pm

except in October (UEA Lecture Theatre 2) and December (2.15 in Norwich Castle)

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

Refreshments are served after each lecture. Directions are at the bottom of the page.


October 12   (Lecture Theatre 2 in the main UEA lecture block opposite the Library)

A Night on the Tiles : Animal Activity and Footprints on Drying Ceramic Tiles

Julie Curl (Freelance Archaeologist : Bone and Finds Specialist) 

November 16

Burnham Norton Friary : Mortar and Mystery

Brendan Chester-Kadwell (editor of ‘Burnham Norton Friary : Perspectives on the Carmelites in Norfolk’) 

December 14  (joint lecture with the NNAS in Norwich Castle at 2.15; note the earlier time)

Bury St Edmunds : The Abbey and the Antiquaries

Rik Hoggett (Freelance Heritage Consultant) 


January 18

Industrial Activity in Nineteenth-Century Norfolk and its Market Towns

Adrian O’Dell (Landscape Historian) 

February 8

The ‘Good Vicar’ of St Stephen’s : Richard Caister and Fifteenth-Century Norwich

Frank Meeres (Retired Archivist, Norfolk Record Office) 

March 21   Presidential Address   CANCELLED - CORONAVIRUS

The Norwich Dialect and its Origins

Peter Trudgill (Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics, University of Fribourg) 

April 18   AGM and lecture           CANCELLED - CORONAVIRUS

Mills of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Alison Yardy (Senior Historic Environment Officer, Norfolk CC)


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/Norwich Business School block. 

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 52 on the maps around the site. The West Car Park is marked as P3.

A downloadable version of the campus map is available on request.