Archaeology Conference 2018

We arrange the Lake District Annual Archaeology Conference to showcase the research that takes place within this rich cultural landscape, which was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2017.

This year the conference will provide an opportunity to learn about recent projects carried out in partnership with local communities and volunteers within the National Park. Many of these have been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

  • Date: Saturday 10 November 2018
  • Location: Rheged, Redhills, nr Penrith
  • Cost: £15 (with tea and coffee) or £25.20 (with tea and coffee and buffet lunch)
  • Parking is available for free on site

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10.00 Introduction Chris Hogg, Heritage Champion and Member, Lake District National Park Authority

10.05 Archaeology in the Lake District National Park 2017-18 Eleanor Kingston, Lake District National Park Authority

10.35 World Heritage one year on – working with a World Heritage Site Jamie Lund, National Trust and Mairi Lock, Lake District National Park Authority

11.15 Questions and Discussion

11.25 Coffee/Tea

11.55 Woodland Industries: the Rusland Valley’s Hidden Heritage Rebecca Cadbury-Simmons, Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd

12.25 Early rural buildings in the Duddon Valley - results of a 3-year excavation programme Peter Matthiessen, Duddon Valley Local History Group

12.50 Questions and Discussion

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Satterthwaite Medieval Bloomery - a community excavation Dr Rob Philpott and Professor Harold Mytum, University of Liverpool

2.50 Questions and Discussion

3.00 Coffee/Tea

3.30 Langdale revisited: new fieldwork at Copt Howe Professor Richard Bradley, University of Reading and Dr Aaron Watson, University of Durham

4.10 Questions and Discussion

4.15 Finish

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