The speaker is Alison Dickens, who is Senior Manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of Cambridge, and has worked on the archaeology of Cambridge for over 25 years.
The talk will focus on the results from excavation in 2000 of a new sewer shaft, immediately opposite St Giles Church, where evidence of at least 2000 years of Cambridge¹s history was revealed in a hole just 3 metres in diameter. With surprises from top to bottom, this really tells 'The Story of Cambridge in One Hole'.
This is one of a series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the Month at 11am in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10.30 am. Full details of each lecture are normally given three weeks in advance.
Further talks in 2017:
13th April - Patrick Cook, "Roman East Anglia".
11th May - Mike Petty, "Reflections on discovering Cambridge's past".
8th June - Geoff Dumbreck, "On the Edge of Europe: a Journey to the Faroes".
13th July - Max Kramer, "The other Ezekiel: a Greek tragedy".
No talk in August
14th September - Will Tupman, tba
12th October - Sarah Bendall, "The History of Emmanuel College; 1584 to 2017".
9th November - Peter Jackson, tba
14th December - Rev'd Dr. Lynne Broughton - "The Seven Deadly Sins (and a few Lively Virtues)".