Does History Matter?

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 Roman Wall

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.

Rescue News

Congratulations to Rescue News on reaching its 100th issue.

The Church in Ireland

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

Jack Lucas

On 14th December I was off to Rugby to celebrate the opening of the Jack Lucas Gallery at Rugby Museum.

New Ancient Monuments Act?

A new Ancient Monuments Act will apparently shortly be published, but already main outlines are beginning to emerge. There will be three core proposals.

Petrie in Palestine: a big disappointment

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.