On 2 May 2006 a Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting was launched at the British Museum.
I am sorry to return once again to the subject of Climate Change, but this is a subject on which I remain suspicious.
The saga of Stonehenge continues, with the various learned bodies vying with each other to see who can produce the most extravagant and expensive plan for Stonehenge.
Join the cream of Britain‘s local archaeological societies on Independent’s Day, when local independent archaeological societies come together to celebrate the achievements of an outstanding local group.
On May 7th 1952, The Times reported: Congregation at Oxford will be asked on Tuesday next to accept a gift of £4,000 from an anonymous benefactor who wishes to encourage the study by schoolboys and by more mature students of non-classical archaeology and general history, as deduced from comparative archaeology, of the countries of the [...]
Oxbow – Britain‘s leading archaeological bookseller – is changing.
Does archaeology have the wrong brand? One of the things that rather worries me about archaeology is that we are getting the wrong brand image.
The silly season is upon us, and I hereby proclaim that the award for the silly gimmick of the year must be given to a campaign calling itself History Matters.
The Awards for the Presentation of Heritage Research were a great success this year.
Let us give a great welcome to the archaeological publishing event of the year: the 14th edition of J Collingwood Bruce’s Handbook to the Roman Wall.
The Local Heritage Initiative has been wound up.
Congratulations to Rescue News on reaching its 100th issue.
In a fascinating article by Eamon Hedderman on Church and State in the Republic of Ireland, we learn that Article 44 of the Irish Constitution guarantees ‘the rights of every denomination to manage its own affairs’.
A corner devoted to the champions of political correctness
On 14th December I was off to Rugby to celebrate the opening of the Jack Lucas Gallery at Rugby Museum.
A new Ancient Monuments Act will apparently shortly be published, but already main outlines are beginning to emerge. There will be three core proposals.
I must disagree with Neil over this exhibition (see CA 208, page 36). I went to the opening, and to the accompanying lecture, and though the lecture was fine, the exhibition was a big disappointment.
Would you like to be the chief publisher of the Tempus archaeological books?
In the latest Conservation Bulletin, published by English Heritage, there is an interesting contribution by David Fursden, the President of the Country Land and Business Association. An extract is given here.
On 8th March 2007, a government White Paper was launched on Heritage Protection for the 21st century to foreshadow a new Heritage Protection Act to replace or amend the current legislation – mainly the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act of 1979.