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Saxons and Vikings conference

October 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

SAXONS AND VIKINGS – Conference on Sunday 15 October organised by the South West Heritage Trust
All day: 9.30am – 5pm, with coffee and lunch breaks
Tickets: £20, Full concessions £17, SWHT Supporters £15.
Ticket price includes lunch and tea-break refreshments (NB: refreshments required before the start of the conference can be purchased at the Theatre Bar)
A fascinating one-day conference exploring the exciting period when Saxons and Vikings fought for dominance, but also lived and traded together. The archaeological evidence for the Saxons and Vikings in Devon and Somerset will be complemented by a broader view of the intriguing issues of power, religion, ethnicity and identity in Anglo-Scandinavian England.
Speakers include:
Richard Brunning (South West Heritage Trust)
Bill Horner (Devon County Council)
Rob Webley and Laura Burnett (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
Derek Gore (University of Exeter)
Michael Costen(University of Bristol)
Lesley Abrams (University of Oxford)
Paul Gazzoli (University of Cambridge)

After the end of the conference (5pm), there will be the optional opportunity to take a tour of the reconstruction Saxon longhall at the Avalon Marshes Centre (ca. 15 mins by car from Strode Theatre).
Click HERE for the day’s full schedule with site visit directions (correct as of 24th August).
Please note: advance booking is essential to allow for catering arrangements.

SWHT Website


October 15, 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Strode Theatre
Church Road
Street , BA16 0AB
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