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 2017/18

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 14

St Edmund and St Æthelthryth : A Tale of Two Houses

Rebecca Pinner (Lecturer in Late Medieval History, UEA) 

November 18

Earth and Sky : The Legacy of Trevor Ashwin

Imogen Ashwin (Artist and Heritage Consultant) 

December 2

Joint meeting with the NNAS (Norwich Castle Museum)

Great Ryburgh : The Excavation of Rare Anglo-Saxon Coffins and a Saxon Church

James Fairclough (Museum of London Archaeology) 


January 20

The Priory and Church of All Saints, Lessingham

David Stannard (Retired Business Lecturer and Local Historian) 

February 10

The History of Redgrave Park

Tim Holt-Wilson (Freelance Geologist & Environmental Consultant)

March 24

Portable Antiquities in the Land of Boudica : Using Metal-Detector Finds for Research

Natasha Harlow (Postgraduate Researcher, University of Nottingham) 

April 14    AGM and lecture

From Brewing to Gentry : Creating Small Country Estates, 1780-1830

Margaret Bird (Hon Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London; FRHistS)


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 25 on the maps around the site.

The West Car Park is 26 and the bus stop is beside 22.

A downloadable version of the campus map

is available on request.