We’re delighted to be able to finally publish the dates and times for the first six branch meetings.
The Stone Age – Pitt Rivers Museum at 11AM on Saturday 11th October
The Bronze Age – Rollright Stones at 11AM on Sunday 16th November
The Iron Age – Pitt Rivers Museum at 1PM on Saturday 13th December
The Roman Era – North Leigh Roman Villa at 2PM on Saturday 24th January
The Saxon Era – Wallingford at 2PM on Sunday 15th February
The Medieval Period – Godstow Priory at 11AM on 22nd March
Full details of where we’ll be meeting will be sent to members shortly.
The planning for the first six branch meetings is moving forward very nicely. Here’s how the programme is looking at the moment, don’t forget to check-in regularly for updates!
October 11th 2014
The Stone Age – Our inaugural meeting will be held at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. We’ve got a really exciting special guest who’s looking forward to talking about the Stone Age and will be offering a flint knapping display.
The Bronze Age – A field trip to the Rollright Stones. The branch will be having a look at this wonderful late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age ritual complex.
The Iron Age – The Branch’s Christmas Party. We’re going to have some fun and also an Iron Age Feast at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
The Roman Era – A field trip to North Leigh Roman Villa, a beautiful spot with some wonderful mosaics.
The Anglo-Saxon Era – A field trip to Wallingford, the largest Burh in Saxon England. The group will be looking at the surviving ramparts and the Norman castle.
The Medieval Period – A field trip to Godstow Abbey. A well preserved Nunnery that was converted to a mansion and severely damaged during the Civil War.
After a long period of setting things in motion we’re delighted to announce that the Oxfordshire YAC is operational. We’re looking forward to holding our first meeting in October at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Please note that due to the conditions of our insurance and health and safety policies we can only allow children that are paid up members to attend sessions. For information on joining the branch email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re delighted that the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford has agreed to act as the home of Oxfordshire YAC. We’re really excited as the venue has so many fascinating artefacts in the gallery and such wonderful spaces for our meetings. They’ve also mentioned our getting involved with some of the Museum’s projects in the future. Exciting times ahead…
The paperwork and organisation to get the branch back up and running is taking some time but we’re really confident that we’ll soon be able to offer some really exciting events.
We are currently working hard to start a new Young Archaeologist’s club in Oxfordshire. We hope to be up and running in time for the new academic year (2013/2014). News of our progress will be updated on this blog.
If you are interested in joining or volunteering please email us at Oxfordyacs@gmail.com