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No 6165

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Vol cxl No 6

pp. 169–204

Societies, etc.

Antiquarian Society

The Society’s annual autumn conference, Recent archaeological work in Cambridgeshire, will be held on Saturday, 21 November 2009, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the Law Faculty Building, West Road. There will be free entry to exhibitions of artefacts and recent work from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Talks will be given from 11 a.m. onwards, and an admission fee of £5.00 is payable at the door.

The programme will be as follows:

10 a.m.

Exhibitions and displays of artefacts and recent work.

11 a.m.

Welcome, by Mark Hinman, Conference Secretary.

11 to 11.05 a.m.

Cambridgeshire Historic Environment: report and update, by the Cambridgeshire County Council Historic Environment Team.

11.40 a.m.

Wisbech Castle community dig: looking for the lost bishop’s palace, by Stephen Macaulay and James Fairbairn.

12.10 p.m.

Digging black holes: test pitting in Cambridgeshire villages, by Carenza Lewis.

12.45 to 1.55 p.m.


2 p.m.

Preliminary archaeological surveys of fields in Milton, by Derek Booth.

2.30 p.m.

A cook’s tour of C.A.U. sites, by Christopher Evans and Alison Dickens.

3 to 3.40 p.m.


3.40 p.m.

Preliminary findings from an Iron Age, Roman, and Saxon settlement at Dernford Farm, Sawston, by Matt Adams.

4.10 p.m.

Middle Bronze Age settlement at Briggs Farm, Thorney, by Richard Mortimer.

4.45 p.m.

Closing remarks, by Carenza Lewis, President of the Society.

Friends of Cambridge University Library

A meeting of the Friends of Cambridge University Library will be held on Wednesday, 11 November, at 5.30 p.m., in the Morison Room, University Library, West Road, at which Professor Gill Plain will give a talk entitled Creating the English everyman, or, how John Mills won the Second World War. All are welcome. Friends: £2.50; others: £3.50 (junior members of the University of Cambridge: free). Tea will be served from 5 p.m.

Philological Society

Dr Ellen Adams will give a talk entitled Capital cities through the lens of island archaeology: a comparative account of Bronze Age Knossos and Enkomi, at a meeting of the Philological Society, at 4.30 p.m., on Thursday, 12 November 2009, in Room G.21 in the Faculty of Classics. Tea will be served at 4 p.m.

Philosophical Society

On Monday, 9 November 2009, at 5.30 p.m., in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Professor Brian C. J. Moore, FMedSci, FRS, Professor of Auditory Perception, Department of Experimental Psychology, will deliver a lecture entitled Hearing loss and hearing aids. All who are interested are invited.

At a meeting held on Monday, 26 October 2009 in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Theatre, Professor A. W. Cuthbert, President, was in the Chair.

Professor G. Efstathiou, FRS, of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge Institute of Astronomy, delivered a lecture entitled The measure of the universe: a crisis for cosmology.

A vote of thanks was moved by Professor A. Howie.