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Roman and Early Medieval Wychwood: New Thoughts and Discoveries

Lecturer: John Blair
Date: January 23th 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Place: Rewley House

This talk explores some new lines of research on the Wilcote and North Leigh area of Wychwood Forest. It proposes a new hypothesis about the position and development of Akeman Street, and its relationship to the North Oxfordshire Grims Ditch. Important new evidence is presented for the role of the Shakenoak villa and its environs in the period AD 400-750.

John Blair is Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology and a Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford. He has published widely on medieval history, archaeology and buildings and is the author of Anglo-Saxon Oxfordshire (1994).

Rewley House

The Society's speaker meetings and committee meetings are held in Rewley House, Oxford (marked R).

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There are metered parking spaces on the west and north sides of Wellington Square. More spaces are normally available on the west side of St Giles where it joins Woodstock Road. From here it is only a short walk down Little Clarendon Street and across Wellington Square to Rewley House.

Parking in Wellington Square is charged until 6.30p.m. and costs £3.00 for up to one hour and £5.00 for up to two. Park and Ride buses from Water Eaton, Pear Tree and Redbridge stop at the top of St Giles, a short distance from Rewley House.


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