Historic Views of Bucks Exhibition opens 27 February
11 February 2016
The society's collection of 18th and 19th-century prints is the source of a new exhibition that will open at the County Museum in Aylesbury on Saturday 27 February. Entry is free.
The exhibition will run for four months, until 2 July, and it is an opportunity to see some of the rarely seen gems in the society's collection - without having to search around in our archives.
The prints for display have been selected by BAS librarian Marian Miller and Dr Jeremy Howarth, who will be giving an introductory talk on what the prints tell us about the history of Buckinghamshire. This will launch the exhibition at 2.30pm on Saturday 27 February in the County Museum.
To find out more, go to the Museum website at:
Autumn and Winter meetings programme now out
3 September 2015
Two programmes of monthly meetings have been organised by the society between September 2015 and March 2016.
Our usual ‘Winter lectures’, held one Saturday afternoon each month, start on 7 November with Dr Susan Sorek speaking about the History of Lenborough and the hoard of gold coins recently found there, and ends on 26 March 2016 with Julian Hunt speaking on Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire's forgotten town.
In addition the society's Active Archaeology Group is running a series of talks on local archaeological activities. These are once a month on a Tuesday evening. The first will be on 15 September, when Michael Morris of Leicester University will report on their excavation on the route of the Icknield Way at Aston Clinton. This will be followed in succeeding months by reports from excavations at Maids Moreton, Ashridge, and Little Marlow – with more after the New Year.
All meetings are held at the County Museum in Aylesbury. For full details click on the links below:
BAS Winter Lectures
AAG local archaeology talks.
Summer outings 2015 – details now out
12 April 2015
Check our Summer outings page for full details of this summer's four historical outings to:
• Colnbrook: ‘Buckinghamshire's forgotten medieval town’
• Upton House and Farnborough Hall, near Banbury
• The Cotswolds: Charterville, Lodge Park and Northleach
• The Church Crawl, on the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border.