Dartmoor Finds courtesy of Gary Young Whitehorse Hill cist

Dartmoor Finds (courtesy of Gary Young)

Bronze Age Forum, Exeter

7-8 November 2015

The next Bronze Age Forum will be held in the University of Exeter in November 2015. The programme of talks will cover Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 November, though participants may find it easier to arrive the previous evening, Friday 6 November. On the Saturday evening a reception will be held in the Guildhall, High Street, Exeter, one of the oldest continuously used municipal buildings in the country. Please note, places for the evening reception are limited because of the restricted capacity of the building, so early registration is advised.

As usual with this informal meeting, arrangements for accommodation should be made privately. Please click here  for a link to the City Council’s accommodation list or visit our University ‘Visiting Us’ web page.
Lectures will be held in Newman Lecture Theatre E (Green) in the Peter Chalk Centre on the main Streatham campus.

For reference the links show maps of the City (the Guildhall is number 16 on the map) and the University Campus (the Peter Chalk Centre is number 17 on the map, cell reference 5F).

The image (courtesy of Gary Young) shows some of the spectacular finds from the Whitehorse Hill cist on Dartmoor, excavated in 2011, and currently the subject of negotiations with the Duchy of Cornwall about its eventual home. The finds include a range of fascinating objects in organic materials, several of which were previously unknown. These finds are pre-eminent among those which characterise exciting recent work on the Bronze Age in the South-West.

Please contact  Professor Anthony Harding with any enquiries regarding the Bronze Age Forum.



You can view the Programme.

Booking Details

There will be refreshment breaks providing tea, coffee and biscuits. Lunch can be obtained from the student bar (RAM), the Imperial Hotel, the Northcott Theatre bar, or by purchasing sandwiches from the campus shop in the Forum.

A list of restaurants will be made available to participants nearer the time of the forum. Booking at restaurants for dinner on Saturday evening is strongly recommended, though the Imperial Hotel, a Wetherspoons pub near the campus, offers pub food without the need to book.


Registration for the Bronze Age Forum has now closed.


The Saturday evening reception at the Guildhall is kindly sponsored by the Society of Antiquaries of London

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