The Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group

Norfolk's local history and archaeology club

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NAHRG Lecture Programme 2023/24

NAHRG Lecture Programme 2023/24

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

(except for December, when we meet jointly with the NNAS at 2.15 in Norwich Castle).

There is a hearing loop in the lecture theatre. Refreshments will be available afterwards.

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


October 14 

A History of Architects Through East Anglian Buildings

Eleanor Joliffe (Chartered Architect)

November 11

Riddlesworth: The Development and Decline of a Norfolk Estate

Sarah Pearson (Architectural Historian)

December 2

NB 2.15 start. Joint meeting with the NNAS in Norwich Castle Auditorium (also on Zoom)  

Latest Research on the Snettisham Hoards

Julia Farley (British Museum) and Jody Joy (Cambridge University)


January 20

What Can We Learn From Pillboxes?

Chris Kolonko (Freelance Archaeologist)

February 10

First World War German Prisoner-of-War Camps in Norfolk

Brendan Chester-Kadwell (Landscape Archaeologist)

March 9

Fornication and Penance: Unlocking the Norwich Consistory Court Archive

Jonathan Draper (Partnership and Development Manager, Norfolk Record Office)

April 20   (AGM followed by lecture)

Roman Temples in East Anglia     

Natasha Harlow (Hon. Research Fellow, University of Nottingham)


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 nearest and is open on a pay-and-display basis at weekends (£1.00 flat fee). The entrance 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.