Arbeia Society conference 2012: Hadrian’s Wall and its Legacy on Tyneside

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This year’s Arbeia Society conference will feature recent discoveries on Hadrian’s Wall, as well as plans for future research involving the local community.

With a series of talks focussed on the Wall’s Tyneside legacy, the conference will be held  on Saturday 17 November at  The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, Tyne & Wear.



10.00-10.20         Coffee and Registration

10.20-10.45      Introduction: Paul Bidwell (TWM Archaeology): Hadrian’s Wall and its legacy on Tyneside

10.45-11.05         Lindsay Allason-Jones (President, Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne): Hadrian’s Wall: the legacy of its material culture

11.05-11.30      John Poulter (author of Roman walls and roads in northern Britain): The possible course of the Stanegate between Corbridge and the North Tyne

11.30-11.55           Alex Croom (TWM Archaeology): the Trouble with Tiles

11.55-12.30           Nick Hodgson (TWM Archaeology): What we hope to find out about the Wall between South Shields and the North Tyne

12.30-1.00             Discussion


1.00-2.15               LUNCH


2.15-2.35         Andrew Parkin (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums): Hadrian’s Wall in the Great North Museum and Community Archaeology

2.35-3.00                 David Heslop (Tyne and Wear Specialist Conservation Team): Recent discoveries and outstanding problems in Roman Newcastle

3.00-3.20                 Michael Coates (Chair, Friends of Northumberland Park, North Shields): the experience of the Northumberland Park community archaeology project


3.20 — 3.50         TEA


3.50 — 4.10           Margaret Snape (Independent Researcher): The late and post-Roman Corbridge landscape

4.10-4.30                 Rob Collins (Portable Antiquities Scheme,Newcastle University): Fifth-c. shades of Grey: Identifying and interpreting the final frontier

4.30-5.00               Discussion

Society members/concessions: £15, non-members: £20, price refunded to South Tyneside residents who join  Hadrian’s Wall  and its legacy on Tyneside  community archaeology project.

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