YAHS talks 18th and 25th March 2023

Saturday, 18th March, there will be a talk in the Roman Antiquities Section series, at 2.00 pm.  Our Roman colleagues have persuaded Professor David Breeze, one of the foremost experts on Roman Frontiers, to talk to us; his subject will be Hadrian’s Wall in its landscape setting.  Originally the talk was going to be in-person, but due to a train strike called for 18th March, the talk will now be offered via Zoom instead.  To register for the talk please contact Jo Heron via jo.heron@gmail.com
To complete the picture for March, there will be sessions in the Industrial History and Prehistory Research Section programmes on Saturday 25th March.  
First, from 10.45 am there is due to be a Prehistory members’ session when two Prehistory section colleagues will talk about their recent work.  This session is open to all (including people who are not section members), but will be in-person only at Swarthmore Education Centre.  The speakers and their subjects will be:
Yvonne Luke on A Druid’s Temple near Ribblehead?: The Sleights Pasture Prehistoric Monument Complex; and,
Blaise Vyner on The cross-ridge dyke on John Cross Rigg, Fylingdales Moor.
The number of people who have said they can attend these sessions at Swarthmore is so far not very many, so please let the Prehistory Chair, Yvonne Boutwood, know if you would like to attend; her email is info.prehist@yahs.org.uk.
Then in the afternoon, from 2.00 pm, there will be a talk given in-person at Swarthmore Education Centre and online via Zoom; this will be followed by the Section AGM at 3.15 pm.
The speaker will be Professor Anna Bloxam, from the University of Nottingham and she will speak about, ‘Yorkshire’s unusual Beaker burials: what can period-atypical funerary practices tell us about British prehistory?