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2018 Henry Loyn Memorial Lecture - The Staffordshire Hoard

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Large Chemy Lecture Theatre (Room 1.123), Main Building

Cardiff University

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CF10 3AT

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The 2018 Henry Loyn Memorial Lecture will be held on Tuesday 24 April 2018 in the Large Chemy Lecture Theatre (Room 1.123) of the Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff (CF10 3AT), starting at 6.00 p.m. The lecture will be preceded by a drinks reception from 17.15 in the Restaurant, Main Building.

This year’s speaker is Dr Chris Fern FSA (Heritage Consultant, and Research Associate, University of York) one of the principal investigators of the Staffordshire Hoard research project. He will give an account of the newly completed results of a major collaborative programme of analysis and interpretation to which Cardiff University specialists and graduates have made substantial contributions, under the title:

The Staffordshire Hoard: Piecing together Anglo-Saxon England's largest Treasure Find

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of hidden treasure from the earlier Anglo-Saxon period ever found. It was no surprise, then, that its hundreds of gold and silver objects, representing both military equipment and church objects, made international headlines when it was unearthed in 2009. An extensive programme of analysis has just been completed. This lecture will present the key findings of this collaborative research undertaking, asking what the treasure now contributes to our understanding of elite Anglo-Saxon society in a time of intensive warfare between the growing kingdoms and the coming of Christianity to England.

We recommend booking in advance for what is expected to be a very popular event! Any spaces left on the evening, will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Cardiff University

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CF10 3AT

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