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2017 AIA Conference

South East Midlands Conference, 25th – 30th August 2017

This year’s conference will be held at Moulton College to the north of Northampton.

The Association’s conference this year, which is being organised by David Ingham and Nick Crank of CBA South Midlands and Peter Perkins of Northants Industrial Archaeology Group, with the support of Marilyn Palmer, will be held at Moulton College, to the north of Northampton. An agricultural college, like others we have visited before, its daytime lecture rooms are about a mile from the halls of residence, as a consequence of which we will be laying on transport at appropriate times. Parking is no problem and cars can also be taken between the two areas.

The format of the conference will be similar to that adopted for many years:

Friday 25th : Seminar

‘The contribution of developer-funded projects to industrial archaeology’, with seven speakers during the day examining recent large excavations such as Upper Bank Swansea, the M74 Completion Project, the King’s Cross Goods Yard and much more.

Saturday 26th : Main Conference

Talks by experts on local industries, members’ contributions as well as reports on and presentations from our award winners

Sunday 27th : AGM, The Rolt Lecture

Our Rolt Lecturer this year is Nigel Crowe, National Heritage Manager of the Canal & River Trust, on the conservation and management of the heritage assets and the historic environment of the waterways.

As usual there will be an opportunity for members’ contributions and early notification that delegates wish to make such contributions would be helpful. Those wishing to give a presentation should write to or email the Conference Secretary giving the title of the presentation and brief details.

From Sunday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon there will be a series of coach trips to sites of IA interest, with evening talks or presentations on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Where the sites etc. to be visited have restricted numbers, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The tour to Blisworth canal tunnel is restricted to 30 and that to the National Lift tower to 26. As is normal we have had to give anticipated numbers to book accommodation at the College. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Once all places booked have been allocated it may be possible to book further places but this cannot be guaranteed. For this reason early booking is strongly advised.

Download full details:

Conference Secretary’s Letter

Friday Seminar and Full Conference Programme

Tour Programme

Terms & Conditions of Booking

Booking is now closed

Contact the Conference Secretary:
John McGuinness
write: 29 Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PB
phone: 01628 621791

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