Flodden project archaeology lectures planned

Alistair Bowden, Flodden 1513 project co-ordinator.
Alistair Bowden, Flodden 1513 project co-ordinator.

Following successful and extremely well attended series of five training courses in the spring, Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project have announced the final set of lectures.

To be held at Birgham Village Hall, this totally free event has been scheduled into, five sessions.

The lectures will all be held from 7-9pm as follows: Tuesday, September 15 – Dr David Petts (Durham University) Early Medieval; September 22 – Dr Chris Bowles (SBC) Iron Age, Romans and Early Medieval in Lowland Scotland; September 29 – Dr David Caldwell (formerly National Museum of Scotland) Medieval Highlands and Islands including the Lordship Isles; October 6 – Dr Stuart Campbell (National Museum of Scotland) Medieval and Post Medieval Material Culture in Scotland; October 13 – Dr Natasha Ferguson (National Museum of Scotland) Battlefield and post Medieval Scotland.

Alistair Bowden, Flodden 1513 project co-ordinator said: “We were amazed at the interest generated by the five courses held in the spring. They were really well attended and extremely well received. We were delighted to see on average 40 to 50 people at each lecture and look forward to welcoming all of those people back and many more who would like to come along to any or all of these free events.”

Lasting for four years, the Flodden 1513 project aims to raise the profile of Battle of Flodden and leave a lasting legacy for communities in North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. The £1.3m project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is the UK’s first cross-border ecomuseum.

For further information on the Flodden project, contact flodden500@gmail.com.