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Rediscovering Glastonbury Abbey Excavations (1908 – 1979) / One-Day Symposium 9 June 2011

Good News for all of us who are on King Arthur's trace!. "A One-Day Symposium" will be held on the 9th of June 2011 at the at the University of Reading

This one-day symposium will focus on the archaeological analysis of the excavation archive from 1908 to 1979 which will significantly improve understanding of Glastonbury Abbey and its central role in British monasticism. Now in its second year, this important research by the Archaeology Department at the University of Reading funded by the AHRC and supported by Glastonbury Abbey.

The symposium will present the initial findings of the historic excavation analysis and recent surveys and is aimed at professional and amateur archaeologists and local communities who have an interest in Glastonbury Abbey.

To find out more details on the symposium please click here: www.glastonburyabbeysymposium.com

The symposium is generously supported by the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.

Symposium Programme with links to corresponding abstracts

9.30-11.15



Registration in the Town Hall

10.00



History tours and coffee in the Abbey grounds

11.15



Archaeology tours with John Allan and Dr Jerry Sampson

12.30



Buffet lunch

2.00



Welcome by Katherine Gorbing, Director of Glastonbury Abbey

2.05



Introduction by Professor Roberta Gilchrist

2.10



Unravelling Radford; the 1951-1964 Excavations at Glastonbury Abbey by Dr Cheryl Allum

2.40



A Geophysical Survey at Glastonbury Abbey by Claire Stephens

3.10



A Window into the Material World of Glastonbury Abbey - the Glastonbury Pottery Collection by John Allan

3.40



The Cloister of Henry of Blois at Glastonbury Abbey by Dr Ron Baxter

4.10



Conclusion by Professor Roberta Gilchrist

4.15



Tea and cakes

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