We are pleased to announce that Professor David Hinton will be our keynote speaker for the event. Professor Hinton has a special interest in urbanism, particularly of the Saxon period, and metalwork. His fieldwork has included excavations at various urban and church sites, and he is one of the directors of the Purbeck project and the Braemore Environs project.
The address will be given Friday evening, following the completion of the student papers. A wine reception will follow this talk.
Here is the abstract of Professor Hinton’s address:
A History Boy, 40 Years On
Forty at Southampton, 50 altogether … and no qualifications. The adage that if you remember the 1960s you weren’t part of them does not apply to archaeologists for whom they were the heady days of the rescue movement, unworried by RAE, REF, QAA, PPR, PPG, NPPF and the rest, with jobs in new university departments and new archaeological units, expanding central and local government, and even museums blowing out the cobwebs rather than the curators.