1066 and all that...

Frontier, feuding and fortresses: the impact of the Norman Invasion on the people of the Northern Marches.

In January 1066 news of Halley's Comet is brought to the newly crowned Harold; beneath him a ghostly fleet of ships hints at the Norman invasion.

Saturday 26th October 2013

10.15 - 4.00 p.m.

The Marches School and Technology College
Morda Road
Oswestry SY11 2AR
(On the B5069 south of central Oswestry, Parking Available)



Tickets (to include coffee/ tea, biscuits and sandwich lunch, Vegetarian options available) are obtainable by completing the booking sheet and returning together with payment of £10.00

Our contributors:
Roger Cooper BA Hons HND Mech Eng FSA (Scot) An independent archaeologist and prior to semi-retiring principle of SAP archaeology; with many years experience of teachingarchaeology to adultsat variousFurther Education establishments and on research excavations.

Margaret Hill BEd MPhil is an independent archaeologist with a long association with the University of Manchester where her interest in Early Medieval and Landscape History included extensive work on Offa's and Wat's dykes.

Euryn Rhys Roberts BA MA PhD is a lecturer in Medieval History at the School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University. He teaches various aspects of medieval and early medieval European and British history, and his main research interests concern medieval Wales.

David Stephenson MA DPhil, Honorary Research Fellow at the School of History & Welsh History the University of Bangor is an authority on Welsh Medieval History. He has a particular interest in the northern Welsh March in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Damian Tyler BA MA PhD currently teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University and also contributes to Manchester's Continuing Education Network. His research interests include Anglo Saxon kingship, Penda and Mercia.

10.15-10.30am -  Arrival, Tea/Coffee and Welcome

10.30-11.15am -  Damian Tyler: 'Before All That: England 1000 - 1066'

11.15-12.00pm -  Margaret Hill: 'Embroidering the past: the view from Bayeux'

12.00-1.00pm -  Lunch plus displays and/or videos

1.00-1.45pm -  Euryn Rhys Roberts: 'The Men who would be Kings: the struggle for supremacy in eleventh-century Wales'

1.45-2.30pm -  David Stephenson: 'Conquest and Confrontation: the coming of the Normans'

2.30-3.00pm -  Tea/Coffee

3.00-3.45pm -  Roger Cooper: 'Oswestry Castle in context: Reviewing the archaeological evidence'

3.50-4.00pm  -  Final Discussion

Seminar Reports:
Copies of the seminar reports from 2007 - 2011 are available at Oswestry Library, Oswestry Museum, OBHAG meetings and from the email address above, priced at 1.50 plus postage and packaging if appropriate. The 2012 report will also be on sale at this year's seminar.

Old Oswestry Landscape and Archaeology Project
About OOLAP:

Old Oswestry Landscape and Archaeology Project is a sub-committee of Oswestry and Borders History and Archaeology group and is made up entirely of volunteers. Our first seminar in 2007 was developed as part of a partnership project run by Oswestry Borough Council, with the purpose of revitalising the area around Old Oswestry Hillfort. OOLAP developed from this project with the intention of continuing to raise the profile of Old Oswestry in continuing years. We are now completely independent and self funding.

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