Archaeological & Historical Group

HAHG Lecture: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39

On Tuesday 3 October members and others enjoyed a talk by Liz Woolley on the involvement of people with Oxfordshire connections with the Civil War in Spain in the 1930s. Remarkably, […]

HAHG Lecture: History of Salter’s 1858 to the present

On Tuesday 6th June members braved the unseasonal weather to hear a fascinating talk by Dr Simon Wenham about Salter’s , said to be the oldest family firm in Oxford. […]

HAHG Lecture – Life and Death in a Roman Villa: Hambleden, the Unedited Story

The Henley Archaeological and Historical Group enjoyed a talk by the archaeologist Dr Jill Eyers, of Chiltern Archaeology, on 7 February about excavations at Yewden Roman Villa in Hambleden. Again HAHG’s […]

HAHG Lecture – The Wood for the Trees: Lambridge Wood

The Henley Archaeological and Historical Group were fortunate to be able to welcome Prof Richard Fortey, the eminent natural historian, to speak to them on 3 January about Grim’s Dyke Wood, […]

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 […]