Archaeological & Historical Group

HAHG Lecture: Walking with the Barrow – Sisters’ Excavations 2016-22

At the February meeting of the Henley Archaeological & Historical Group, one of its members, Susanna Venn, who is retraining as an osteo-archaeologist, described the dig she joined last summer […]

HAHG Lecture: The Building of Henley

Dr Geoffrey Tyack of the University of Oxford gave a well-attended presentation on 3 January to the Henley Archaeological & Historical Group on the Buildings of Henley. He described the […]

HAHG Lecture: The Archaeology of the Middle Thames

On 6 December Archaeologist Dr Gabor Thomas of Reading University gave the Henley Archaeological & Historical Group an insight into recent archaeological research on the Early Mediaeval River Thames, and specifically […]

HAHG Talk: The Roman Invasions of Britain

Members of the Henley Archaeological & Historical Group were treated on 1 November to a talk by the military historian Bill King on ‘The Great Invasion: The Roman Invasions, Occupation and […]

HAHG Talk: A Short History of the University of Oxford

  The new season of Henley Archaeological and Historical Group’s regular talks started on 4 October with Alastair Lack, a Green Badge Guide, on a ‘Short History of the University of […]

HAHG Talk: the Earl and the Pharaoh by Lady Carnarvon

In a special talk, outside the monthly programme of the HAHG, members and others welcomed Lady Carnarvon, of Highclere Castle (‘Downton Abbey’), to the Chantry House in Henley on Friday […]

HAHG Talk: The Earl and the Pharaoh – Lady Carnarvon

The Countess of Carnarvon, an award-winning author, is visiting the Chantry House, Henley-on-Thames on Friday 16 September 2022 to give a talk about how the real Downton Abbey relates to […]

50 Million Year Old Puddingstone Gets it Own Special Plaque

Ever wondered what looks like a large lump of concrete on the seating area on Gravel Hill is?  Well it is a puddingstone that is thought to be more than […]

HAHG Lecture: Famous Local Folk

Marie-Louise Kerr, known as “curator without museum”, gave a lively talk to members of Henley Archaeological & Historical Group this month in the Kings Arms Barn. Her topic was “Famous […]

HAHG Lecture: Historic Environment Image Project

Dr Janice Kinory, of the Historic Environment Image Resource (HEIR) project, spoke to the Henley Archaeological & Historical Group on 3 May in the Kings Arms Barn. HEIR is a project […]