Future Talks

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We are returning to the newly renamed and refurbished Winchester Arc (formerly the Discovery Centre) in Jewry St. A limited number of spaces are bookable for people who are vaccinated and masked to protect our community. Booking via Eventbrite is essential. Please book one ticket per person

Our YouTube Channel has recordings of past talks.

We will also attempt to live stream the event on YouTube. Please bear with us as the sound quality may not be as good as purely online events. We will not be giving access via Zoom to this event.


Mon 4th April 2022 7.30pm “Humans and Animals in Roman Winchester and Beyond” Prof Mark Maltby

There were significant changes in how animals were exploited in Roman Britain. The study of animal bones from sites of this period along with other archaeological evidence has shed new light on diets, husbandry practices, butchery methods and the ritual use of animals.  This talk will focus on some of these developments focusing particularly on zooarchaeological evidence from Winchester and other sites in southern England.

I graduated in Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Sheffield; I was a Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at Southampton for 13 years and have been a lecturer at Bournemouth University for over 30 years. My major research interests revolve around zooarchaeology. I have carried out a large numbers of research programmes on sites of all periods from the Mesolithic onwards, both in Britain and Europe, as far east as Russia and as far south as Malta. I have particular interests in how zooarchaeology can be incorporated into studies of Roman and medieval towns. I have published widely on human-animal relationships in Iron Age and Roman Britain. I have specific interests and resultant publications on the history of butchery practices, the use of salt in preserving meat, and the exploitation of birds. 

Mon 2nd May Bank Holiday No Talk

Mon 6th June 7.30pm TBC