London Archaeologist would like to invite everyone to this year's very
special Annual Lecture, to be given by Dr Peter Marsden on Tuesday 19th May
at the Institute of Archaeology.
Peter dug with Prof Grimes as a volunteer before becoming the first paid
archaeologist at the City's Guildhall Museum, the precursor of Museum of
London Archaeology. Over two decades, with largely volunteer diggers, he
excavated scores of iconic sites - including Billingsgate and Huggin Hill
Roman baths, the 'Roman palace', Baynard's Castle, the Blackfriars medieval
barge, medieval churches and much more. So what did we learn from that
bonanza of sites, discoveries and research opportunities? And how could the
foundations of today's City archaeology be laid with such scant resources?
Peter's experience with London's riverside sites has led him to a
distinguished career focused especially on maritime archaeology. This is a
rare opportunity to find out from one of London archaeology's key figures
just how much was won, and lost, in those heady days after the war. And as
he wrote the first article in the first issue of London Archaeologist, he is
an especially appropriate speaker for our 40th AGM.
We've booked the lecture theatre this year to ensure there is plenty of
space. The lecture is not only FREE FOR ALL, but also includes a wine
reception beforehand. If you'd like to come to the latter, please RSVP to
me so we can make sure to have enough for everyone.
London Archaeologist AGM and Annual Lecture
19 May 2009
6.30pm - wine reception
7.00pm - short AGM followed by Annual Lecture by Peter Marsden: Hopes and
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
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