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Spring Talk - Dame Fiona Reynolds on 'The Fight for Beauty'

We are delighted that Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Cambridge’s Emmanuel College and the former head of both CPRE and the National Trust, will be with us this evening to talk about the importance of ‘Beauty’, in the landscape, in nature and historic buildings at a time when economic growth seems all-important.

This evening we will also be announcing the winners of our #Suffolk Beauty Photography Competition, run in association with the East Anglian Times. The awards will be presented to the winners by Dame Fiona.

Monday 24 April 2017 6.30pm for 7.00pm at Haughley Park Barn, Haughley IP14 3JY

Cost: £15.00

Archaeology Training

Haughley Park Barn Tuesday May 9 2017, 9.45am – 1pm

Suffolk has a rich archaeological heritage, a physical record of our past, with many treasures discovered but much yet to be revealed. Archaeology is a material consideration in the planning process and legislation and policy have evolved to achieve a balance between the rights of the landowner and the potential damage to important historical resources. Therefore it is important for those with an interest in our historic environment to understand the role of archaeology in the planning process.

Our speaker, Dr Richard Hoggett, is a heritage consultant with over twenty years’ experience in the academic, commercial & local authority heritage sectors. Until 2016 he was a Senior Archaeological Officer with the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service where he managed the Suffolk Historic Environment Record & provided specialist archaeological advice to Local Planning Authorities, developers & landowners.

More details of the morning and how to book your place are available here.


The Duke and Duchess of Grafton are very generously allowing us into their recently refurbished home, Euston Hall, to view their renowned art collection, which includes works by Van Dyck, Lely and Kneller, in the company of the Estate Archivist.

The tour will be followed by afternoon tea in the Old Kitchen.

Numbers are limited for this special afternoon so the event is for members only and early booking is advised.

Euston Hall, Euston, Thetford IP24 2QW

Friday 14 July at 2.30 pm.

Cost: £20.00

Suffolk Textiles Through Time -

16th September 2017 at Lavenham Village Hall

The Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History's conference will look at the development of textiles in Suffolk, from the archaeological evidence of the Roman and Saxon periods, to an exploration of the industry in later Middle Ages & more recent times, with wool production and silk weaving. For more details and to book contact the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History

Last updated: 27-03-2017