Autumn Lectures: Sussex and the Norman Conquest

Autumn Lectures: Sussex and the Norman Conquest


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120 minutes

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Worthing Museum presents the Autumn Lecture Series.

Our hugely popular lecture series returns on Thursday evenings this October & November. An intimate season of talks with our archaeology curator James Sainsbury and guest speakers. Explore a wide range of subjects from Palaeolithic mega-floods and Stone Age religion to the stories of famous local landmarks, Norman invaders and World War I. This year we’ll also have two special lectures looking at fascinating elements of our museum collections – a newly discovered Victorian naval journal and our extensive, hidden medals collection. Ticket price includes a glass of wine or tea/coffee.

Sussex and the Norman Conquest: Conquest, Castles & Domesday
In this lecture our archaeologist James will look at the huge changes wrought upon Sussex as a result of William’s decisive victory at Hastings. Sussex was on the front line of the conflict in 1066 and would continue to be a military zone for years to come. This talk will look at how this affected the local population, with the construction of castles, new towns and the introduction of a new landed class. Were there any elements of Saxon Sussex left by the time the Domesday Book was compiled just twenty years after Harold lost his kingdom?

Members pre-sale Tuesday 24 August, 12pm
General on-sale Friday 27 August, 12pm

Please Note If you buy tickets for all 8 talks in the series in one transaction, two will be free. Discount automatically applied at checkout. Check out the rest of the talk series HERE