The Oakington & Westwick History Society tend to meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month, traditionally September, October, November, January, February & March.

We meet at St Andrews Church Hall on High Street, Oakington CB24 3AG at 7.30pm. Entry is free to members and £3.00 to non-members.

You can download the posters from the table below. If you can display them at work or at a suitable public display area please do so.

Year  Date Subject Speaker Poster
2016 15th September The Ouse Washes: A History of the Fens Part II. Mike Petty  –
2016 20th October The Fens part 1. Mike Petty  –
2016 17th November The Archaeology of Wimpole Hall. Mike Coles  –
2017 19th January Fifty Days that changed the World, the American Presidential Election. Shane Guy  Download
2017 16th February Northstowe an update on the Archaeology of Phase 1. Alison Dickens  Download
2017 16th March Railways of Cambridge. Roy Stoner  Download
2017 20th April Members meeting.  –
2017 18th May Update on the Archaeology from the Recreation Ground. Richard Mortimer & Duncan Sayer  –
Other Events  –
2017 23rd April Cottenham Road Run  Link
‘Cambridge History Festival 2017’ - Annual festival from The Museum of Cambridge 
9th - 25th February 2017 
Something for everyone – from the impact of previous migrations to this country with ‘Vikings in the Vocabulary’ and ‘William The Conqueror’ - to Death and ‘Disease in Cambridge’, ‘Cambridge Pub Tour’ , ‘LGBT Cambridge Tour’; and a feast in Corpus Christi College, the only college founded by townsmen! 
To guarantee a place please book in advance. The festival programme is available online here: https://issuu.com/museumofcambridge/docs/chf_2017_programme-low-res 
Book Online: www.chf2017.eventbrite.co.uk By telephone: 01223 355159 In person: Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Hill, Cambridge 


Histon & Impington Archaeology Group & Histon and Impington Village Society History Group  - Monthly talk
'The Trains That Ran Through Histon: The Cambridge to St. Ives Line-A History and Travelogue' by Roy Stoner 
9th February 2017 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church
Members £2 Non-members £3 Refreshments Available
See attached poster.


FenArch, Fenland Archaeological Society - Monthly meeting
Flint Knapping Demonstration by John Lord
14th February 2017 at 7:30pm
Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech
Members of the public are welcome to attend, entrance is £2 for non-members.
Fenland Archaeological Society is delighted to be hosting a flint knapping demonstration by the nationally known flint knapper Mr. John Lord. In 1975, John and his wife were engaged by the Department of the Environment, (now English Heritage), to take custody of Grimes Graves, the Neolithic flint mining site at Lynford, Norfolk. That was the start of their prehistoric technology research projects, and they strove to master the art of flint knapping. 


Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly talk 
'The Archaeology of Neanderthal humanity: the Shanidar Project' by Tim Reynolds (Birkbeck University) 
16th February 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open 7:15pm)
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College (Note: The Tony Cooper Suite is in the sixth form block behind the main school.)
Tim will be talking about his research exploring the adaptations and behaviour of Neanderthals and modern humans against a background of changing climate. Excavations at Shanidar Cave (in Iraqi Kurdistan) have yielded evidence for occupation by Neanderthals and modern humans. A number of Neanderthal burials were recovered that showed care for elderly and injured individuals. Recent discoveries of interbreeding between Neanderthals and modern humans and a late date for the spread of the latter into Europe make sites such as Shanidar key to understanding the nature of Neanderthal/Homo sapiens relations and to answering the question of what happened to the Neanderthals.
Tim Reynolds is a senior lecturer at Birkbeck College, London, and is a former county archaeologist for Cambridgeshire. He is currently preparing a book on the origin and spread of modern humans, completing work on the site of the Haua Fteah, Libya and planning renewed investigations for Shanidar cave, Iraq.


Archaeology Open Day - University of Cambridge 
23rd February 2017 from 12 noon 
Interested in learning more about what Archaeology at Cambridge has to offer? Join the Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge to find out more about the various subject tracks offered as part of their new undergraduate course: Archaeology, Assyriology, Egyptology and Biological Anthropology. There'll be tours of the facilities and a chance to chat with lecturers and current undergraduate students and learn about the Cambridge college system and admissions. Current Year 12 students, mature students, parents/carers, teachers and educators are all welcome. The event is free to attend, but booking is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-archaeology-open-day-tickets-30221624693?aff=es2 


Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Spring conference 
'Archaeology and Conflict' 
Saturday 25th February 2017 
Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge 
Put the date in your diaries, programme and speakers to be announced in due course. Further information will be released on the CAS website http://www.camantsoc.org/conf.html 


Cambridgeshire Archaeology in the News 
More Anglo-Saxon finds unearthed at another housing development (Cambridge News) - http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/more-anglo-saxon-finds-unearthed-12437111 
Must Farm Post-Excavation Diary 2 (CAU) - http://www.mustfarm.com/post-dig/post-ex-diary-2-what-is-post-excavation/ 
Archaeologists find 25 skeletons in medieval Cambridge friary (BBC) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-38735157 

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