USAS Lectures Oct/Nov 2017

All talks start at 7.00pm (just turn up)

Venue: ARTS A1 Lecture Theatre (near Library), University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH

£2 USAS Members; US students – no charge; £3 Non-Members

Free parking at the University after 5pm. Frequent buses to/from Brighton


 Wednesday 11th October 2017

Heritage Crime

Speakers: Daryl Holter (Sussex Police) and Edwin Wood (Portable Antiquities Scheme & SAS)

We have a choice to defend our heritage, past, present and future. Some take our past heritage for granted; some forget it is amongst our present. We walk on it, drive through it and fly over it. To many it brings belief, understanding, feeling, depth, culture and emotion. It provides a sense of community, ownership, tradition and belonging. It is tangible, has mystery, and is constant and priceless. When it becomes victim to abuse it is all our moral responsibility to protect our past. It is our future generations that should have opportunity to rediscover experience and interpret the old and the new. We are but custodians of a rich heritage that tells of our journey. Together describes the action needed to preserve our past. Together bonds us as a community, a group or a family. Communities are what hold us together, they watch over our heritage.


Wednesday 15th November 2017

The Sally Christian Lecture

Ivan Donald Margary: An Officer, Gentleman, Scholar and Philanthropist

Speaker: Dr David Rudling, FSA, MCIfA

Ivan Donald Margary is best known for his major contributions towards the study of Roman roads in Britain. He is less well known, however, for numerous other contributions, both practical involvement and/or financial, towards other facets of our archaeological heritage, other disciplines and education, and also to his local community. This lecture is a tribute to both the life of Margary generally, and his various contributions to archaeology specifically.

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