Lecture Courses

DAS WINTER LECTURE COURSES 2017-18


The Devon Archaeological Society is offering the following programme of lecture courses for the period October 2017 to March 2018. The courses are open to non-members as well as to members of the Society.

Click for a course application form.

    October 2017 to December 2018  
Monday afternoon 1.30  – 3.30pm
Starting October 2nd
 Geri Parlby

Decoding History’s Art: from the Age of Reason to the Age of Confusion

8 sessions

Exeter

DAS HQ,

Berkeley House, Dix’s Field.

Friday morning
10.00 am – 12 noon
Starting October 6th
Derek Gore

Viking Age England

10 sessions

Plymouth

Athenaeum.

Friday afternoon
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Starting October 6th
John Allan

The Archaeology and History of Exeter. Part 3

10 sessions (8 lectures + a field meetings after Christmas)

Exeter

DAS HQ,

Berkeley House,

Dix’s Field.


     January 2018 to March 2018  
 Monday morning
10.00 am – 12 noon
Starting January 8th
 Derek Gore

Recent work on rural Settlement in Roman Britain

10 sessions

Newton Abbot

Council Offices,

Devon Square

 Monday afternoon
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Starting January 15th
 Richard Sandover

The Landscape of Mediaeval England

10 sessions (possibility of field visit to be discussed)

Exeter

DAS HQ,

Berkeley House,

Dix’s Field.

Tuesday evening

7 – 9 pm
Starting February 13th

 Robert Morkot

Egypt and Britain: Art, Style, Houses, Collections

7 sessions

Exeter 

DAS HQ,

Berkeley House,

Dix’s Field.

 Friday morning
10 am – 12 noon
Starting January 12th
 Geri Parlby Early Christian and Byzantine Art  Plymouth Athenaeum.
 Friday afternoon
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Starting January 12th
 Derek Gore

 Recent work on rural Settlement in Roman Britain

10 sessions

Exeter

DAS HQ, Berkeley House, Dix’s Field.


Each course will consist of ten 2-hour sessions, each with a tea/coffee break in the middle and plenty of opportunity for discussion. One or more sessions may comprise a field visit.  There will be no essays to write, nor exams to take, but students will be encouraged to read around the subject. Where possible there will be a book box for class members to borrow from, and members of DAS may borrow from the Society’s Library at Berkeley House.

The specialist archaeological bookseller Oxbow Books – www.oxbowbooks.com – carries, or can obtain, all of the recommended titles, which can also be obtained from Amazon – www.amazon.co.uk

The Exeter classes will be held at the Society’s premises at Berkeley House, Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1PZ. Note that the room at Berkeley House is accessed by stairs: there is no lift.

The Plymouth classes will be held at the Athenaeum, Derrys Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW, in a ground floor lecture room. There is disabled access from the rear of the building.

The Newton Abbot classes will be held at the Council Offices, Great Western House, Devon Square, Newton Abbot TQ12 2HN. There is a stair-lift to the 1st-floor lecture room.


Course fees:

      10   Classes   8   Classes   6   Classes
Standard fee     £80 £64 £48
Reduced fee for senior citizens or unwaged .     £70 £56 £42

Click for a course Application Form or for a DAS membership form

Note that classes will run only if there are sufficient takers. Any money paid in advance for classes which do not run will be refunded in full. No receipts will be sent out (though they can be provided on request). Assume that you are on a course unless informed to the contrary.

If you have any queries e-mail the Society at: dashonsec@devonarchaeologicalsociety.org.uk