Monday, October 9, 2017

The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England

The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England

A Day School with David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

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EMAS Field Trip to Godmersham, Kent

EMAS Field Trip to Godmersham, Kent
Godmersham – a Ninth-century Anglo-Saxon Estate
Saturday, 4 November 2017 

David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot

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Introducing EMAS 2017-18

Dear Members

I hope you had a pleasant summer in spite of the indifferent weather.

In a few days EMAS will begin the thirtieth year of its existence.  A programme of trips and lectures is being organised to celebrate this special year.  Our President, Jon Cotton and founder David Beard, will give lectures before Christmas and a past President, Harvey Sheldon, will end the year with a lecture in October 2018.

I am pleased to report that so far there has been a good response to the Spring Tour to the Isle of Man and Dave’s December lecture will relate to this tour.  Instead of a Summer Tour in 2018 there will be an Autumn Tour to Devon and Cornwall with David Beard.

A Resumè is enclosed in this mailshot detailing events already arranged.  I am pleased to say the postponed Gloucester field trip will take place next March.  (You can find details of future EMAS events here...)

Among the field trips being arranged are trips to Bristol as well as Prehistoric and Roman locations – not to mention some other surprises.  One, I hope, pleasant surprise will be a 30th Birthday Party on 4th August 2018 at 50 School Lane.  I trust as many of you as possible will keep the date free and join us for a great celebration.

An EMAS Programme for 2017-2018 and membership forms will be sent out later in October.  We look forward to seeing some of you at the November 2017 events.

With thanks and very best wishes.

Rosemary Yeaxlee

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

EMAS Day School: Anglo-Saxon Churches

EMAS Day School
Anglo-Saxon Churches
Saturday, 15 July 2017
The day will begin with a brief introduction to the Conversion of Anglo-Saxon England. We will then consider the architecture of the Anglo-Saxon church chronologically up to the 11th century and the role that the architecture played in the litany of the church.
This is intended to be a practical introduction and would be a good way to build on the knowledge gained from the trip to three Anglo-Saxon churches on Saturday, 8th July.

EMAS Field Trip to Wing, Brixworth and Earls Barton

EMAS Field Trip to Wing, Brixworth and Earls Barton
Saturday, 8 July 2017
David Beard will be our guide to three outstanding examples of Anglo-Saxon churches. They are Wing in Buckinghamshire and in Northamptonshire, Brixworth and Earls Barton.

Field Trip to Porchester, Fishbourne Palace and Bignor Roman Villa

Field Trip to Porchester, Fishbourne Palace and Bignor Roman Villa

Guide: Harvey Sheldon.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Study Tour to Lyon Cancelled

EMAS has reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s study tour to Lyon, owing to the difficulty of finding an acceptable and affordable hotel.

The popularity of Lyon at Whitsun has meant that it has proved impossible to find a centrally-located hotel at a realistic price.

However, as many people expressed an interest in the proposed itinerary for this trip, it is proposed that we run it next year, but start bookings late this year in order to secure a suitable hotel.