Archaeological & Historical Group

HAHG Lecture: From Gough to Google – The Development of Printed Maps of Henley

The Henley Archaeological and Historical Group’s last full lecture of 2016 was given in November by the map expert John Leighfield. This deeply-researched, intriguing and informative talk covered the development […]

HAHG Lecture: Looking After the Masses

The Henley Archaeological and Historical Group’s new season of lectures got off to a great start with this fascinating talk by Dr Margaret Simons. The early 20th century saw some […]

Mark Stevens

Broadmoor Revealed: The Victorian Asylum

Mark Stevens, County Archivist for Berkshire with access to the early Broadmoor archives set the background for his recent Henley Archaeological and Historical Group talk by describing the changes in […]

HAHG Lecture: Philip II of Macedonia: Why was he so important to Greece?

The Henley Archaeological and Historical Group were treated to a lecture by one of our members, Derek Toms, who recently participated in a study tour of the Macedonian region of […]

HAHG April Lecture – Archaeology of the Jubilee River by Stuart Foreman

The Jubilee River is a channel which was artificially constructed between about Taplow and Eton, with the intention of providing flood relief to the Thames.  Before its construction, in 1997, […]

HAHG lecture: Forgotten Archives: Photographs of Archaeology in Oxfordshire

Sally Crawford, a director of the HEIR (Historic Environment Image Resource) project at the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, gave a fascinating overview of the lantern and […]

HAHG Lecture – Becoming Roman in Oxfordshire: Excavations at Marcham

On 3 November, Professor Gary Lock of the University of Oxford spoke to the Henley Archaeological and Historical Group on the topic of “Becoming Roman in Oxfordshire: Excavations at Marcham”. […]

HAHG Lecture – Drunk and Riotous: An Account of the Oxfordshire Friendly Societies

On Tuesday 6 October, the first of this season’s Henley Archaeological and Historical Group lectures was given by Shaun Morley and entitled ‘The Wise in Heart should be called Prudent’ […]

Henley Archaeological & Historical Group – The Poor Law in the 18th Century – the Crisis in the Parishes

The June meeting of the Archaeological and Historical Group saw members and visitors gathering to listen to Deborah Hayter, a tutor at Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, talk about […]

Humphrey Gainsborough Plaque

Humphrey Gainsborough Honoured With Plaque on Estate

Humphrey Gainsborough – A Man of Many Talents was recognised on Saturday when a new plaque was unveiled at the entrance to the Gainsborough Estate, which was named after him. […]