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Check out our new Active Archaeology Group pages
15 January 2015

The Society's Active Archaeology Group has been going for a year now, and has a full programme of projects, activities and evening meetings.

Click here to find out more...

Tributes to Professor Bill Mead
18 December 2014

Professor Bill Mead was President of the Society from the year 2000 until 2008, but had been an active member for very much longer. He died on 20 July this year.

Now the Geography Department his university, University College London, have put on-line the series of tributes that were made at the Royal Geographical Society's Memorial Event for Professor Mead at the end of October.

Go to Tributes to Professor Bill Mead to read the tributes by the Ambassador of Finland, six fellow academics, the former headmaster of Aylesbury Grammar School, and his great friend Bill Willett.

A brief tribute appeared in the Society's Autumn Newsletter. A longer appreciation of Professor Mead's life and achievements will appear in the 2015 edition of Records of Buckinghamshire.

Records of Bucks 2014 now out
21 November 2014

The 54th volume of Records of Buckinghamshire was published early in May.

The leading articles in this 2014 volume include:
• For Roman historians, 'The late Iron Age to early Roman transition in the Chilterns: What ditches can tell us'.
• For those who prefer their archaeology a little younger, there’s 'Anglo-Saxon Granborough' by Keith Bailey.
• For local historians, there's 'Chesham after the Black Death', by Garry Marshall.
• Buckinghamshire people are to the fore in 'Simon Mayne: Regicide', by David Pickup, and 'Sir William Smyth – North Bucks landowner, soldier, lawyer, property dealer and entrepreneur', by Jeremy Howarth.
• And we come right into the 20th century with 'Basque and Jewish refugees at Tythrop House, Kingsey, 1937-1940' by Diana Gulland.

In short, there's something for everyone.

• Members receive their copy of Records free each year.
• For non-members copies are £18.50 including postage. To get your copy, send your cheque made out to 'Bucks Archaeological Society' to: Records 54, BAS Library, County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury Bucks HP20 2QP.
• For a full contents list, see the Records 54 page.
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