Tickets for this year’s lecture evening, focussing on the environment of Early Winchester, are now on sale. This year’s event is being held at the Hampshire Record Office on Tuesday 3rd December at 6pm. Advanced booking is advised as places are limited. BOOK TICKETS HERE
An Historical Map of Winchester – framed
An Historical Map of Winchester: From Medieval Times to 1800 has been beautifully framed by a local Oxford frame-maker. The map features a choice of frame, either traditional (as pictured) or a more modern alternative. A Perspex back to the map allows access to the gazetteer of street names and places. Click HERE for more details and to order.
Winchester Excavations Christmas cards now available
We have three different Christmas card designs on offer again this year.
All three designs are also available to purchase at the Winchester Charity Christmas Card Sale at Winchester Guildhall Tourist Information Office.
2020 Calendar: George Shepherd’s Winchester
Bill Hoade has compiled a selection of George Shepherd’s beautiful watercolours of Winchester to form a calendar for 2020. The watercolours are accompanied by an explanatory text, written by Bill Hoade.
These watercolours were first published in our Atlas volume, WS 11. The images are the copyright of Winchester College, who kindly provided them for this use.
Calendars are available to purchase from the Winchester City Museum, P & G Wells Bookshop in College Street, Warren & Son, Cornflowers Gift Shop, Sarsen Press, Bell Fine Art, Wild Bunch Florists in Winchester and Alresford, and Hursley Post Office. The Calendar will also be on sale at our lecture evening on the 3rd December.
Professor Ryan Lavelle will be giving his Inaugural Lecture Seizing Power, Keeping Power, and kicking up a fuss in early medieval England and France on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 6pm. The lecture will take place at The Stripe, King Alfred Quarter, University of Winchester. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.
Don’t miss this year’s King Alfred Weekend organised by Hyde900. The event takes place between Thursday 24th and Sunday 27th October. The Hyde900 King Alfred Weekend is held annually as close as possible to the anniversary of the King Alfred’s death on 26th October 899, which this year falls on a Saturday.
Thursday 24 October, The King Alfred Lecture
7.30 pm St Bartholomew’s Church
Doors open 6 pm
Advance booking recommended
The opening King Alfred lecture will be given by Dr Katherine Weikert, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Winchester. Dr Weikert’s lecture The Descendants of the House of Wessex at War will look at a perhaps rather less well known aspect of the Alfredian story, that of the significant role played by two of his granddaughters – an empress and a queen – as powerful political leaders at a time of crisis in mid-12th Century England.