CKA Autumn Conference, 2016.
 

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CKA Autumn Conference, 2016:
held at the University of Kent.

The CKA Autumn Conference 2016 was held at Rutherford College Hall, University of Kent, Canturbury on Saturday, the 15th of October.

The theme of the conference was Rescuing and Recording Kent's Lost Heritage and had five main presentations:

  • Rochester's Norman Cathedral, Hidden Treasures — Difficult Decisions,
    Graham Keevil, Cathedral Archaeologist
  • Recording Kent's Historic Documents,
    Alex Ferris and Andy Hawkins, Kent Heritage Resource Centre at Smarden
  • The Discovery and Investigation of the Mesolithic site at Ranscombe, Cuxton,
    David May
  • The Battle to Save the Roman Forts at Dover, Another Blast from the Past,
    Dr Brian Philp
  • A Medieval Tile Kiln on the University Campus,
    Dr Gerald Cramp

The Autumn Conference was organised by the Council for Kentish Archaeology (CKA), the Kent Archaeological Society (KAS), and the Classical and Archaeological Studies Department of the University of Kent. The organisers are grateful to the University of Kent for providing the venue for another year at no cost, and to Dr Steve Willis for his continuing help in arranging yet another successful afternoon.

Some of the images from the day:

Dr Steve Willis
for the Univerity of Kent
welcomes everyone to the conference.

Dr Brian Philp
for the Council for Kentish Archaeology (CKA)
opens the conference.

Dr Robert Cockcroft
for the Kent Archaeological Society (KAS)
addresses the conference.

Cllr. Thomas Gates
Chairman of Kent County Council
addresses the conference.

Graham Keevil — Cathedral archaeologist, Rochester

Rochester's Norman Cathedral, Hidden Treasures — Difficult Decisions.

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Alex Ferris and Andy Hawkins — Smarden Local History Society

Kent Heritage Resource Centre at Smarden.

 

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Andy Hawkins presenting the archiving facilities at the Resource Centre.

The resource centre is a collaboration between the two organisations.

David May.

The Discovery and Investigation of the Mesolithic Site at Ranscombe, Cuxton.

 

Sir Robert Worcester reflected on last year's Magna Carta Commemorations. Sir Robert was the Chaiman of the Magna Carta 2015 800th Committee.

Dr Gerald Cramp.

A Medieval Tile Kiln on the University Campus.

Dr Brian Philp.

The Battle to save the Roman Forts at Dover — Another Blast from the Past.

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CKA Awards for 2016
Presented by Sir Robert Worcester.

Jonathan Horne Preservation Award
Blue Town Heritage Centre, Sheerness
—Jenny Hurkell and Chris Newman.

The 'New' Archaeologist Award for 2016
for work at Crofton Villa
—Georgina Durant.

No conference is complete without a lucky draw. There were a number of prizes this year; Sir Robert Worcester made the draws.

And one lucky winner is

......

Also .....

People beginning to arrive at the lecture theatre.

Brian Philp, Steve Willis, and Andy Hawkins discuss the technology.

3-screen projection system in use during Gerald Cramps presentation.

 

Ruth Plummer (Conference Organiser) and Dick Ansell (Vice-Chairman CKA).

 

A full account of the conference will appear in the next issue of the KAR (number 202).

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