- We add the details about each event to this page as soon as they are confirmed. So if some (sometimes most!) details are missing, it’s because we don’t have them yet … so please be patient and check back another time.
- Booking for each event opens about three weeks in advance. As soon as the date of an event is confirmed, this page will say when booking opens.
Thursday 3rd February, 6.30pm, via Zoom
The Anglo-Saxon Burials at RAF Lakenheath
Jo Caruth of Cotswold Archaeology will talk about the excavations and discoveries at the Anglo Saxon burial grounds inside RAF Lakenheath, including the famous warrior and horse now on display in Mildenhall Museum.
Note: This event was due to be held at Lakenheath Peace Hall, but due to the current Omicron Covid surge, this would have been too risky, and so it will be online via Zoom instead..
Booking for members now open. Click here for details. Free to members, but you must register online in order to have the Zoom link emailed to you.
Sunday 13th March, 11am – 1pm
Pingo Walk at Thompson Common
A guided walk at one of the most important pingo sites in the Brecks, with expert Tim Holt-Wilson. Pingos are an enduring relic of the end of the last Ice Age, and Tim is currently involved with the BFER project to restore some of the ‘ghost’ pingos on Thompson Common.
Click here for details. Booking for members opens on 20th February, and 27th February for non-members.
Date TBA, April, 11am – 1pm
Another Tour of The Didlington Estate
Our October tour was very successful and also very over-subscribed. Owner Fiona Dickson has kindly agreed to run another tour exclusively for Society members. We will contact any members who were on the waiting list for the first tour, and they will have priority in booking.
Booking (members only) opens 3 weeks before event.
Wednesday 18th May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Lynford Hall estate tour
A free members-only historical and nature walk around the publicly accessible parts of the former Lynford Hall estate. Led by naturalist and Brecsoc chair James Parry, who is very knowledgeable about the history of the hall and the estate, and its owners. The walk will take in the gravel pits, old mill, edge of STANTA, the arboretum and the small Catholic chapel (outside only). The event does not include access to the privately-owned Lynford Hall Hotel.
Date TBA, June, from 8.00pm
AGM, followed by a Nightjar walk
September, Date TBD
A Zoom lecture by Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark on the post-mediaeval gun flint industry, in which Brandon was extremely important. Hugo is Senior Curator in Neolithic Prehistory at the National Museums of Scotland.
We hope to hold a Fungus Foray, led by a local expert, in October/November, plus a couple of events related to STANTA and Grime’s Graves.