Spring Meeting 2017 - Cornwall: West Penwith and Scillies

The Spring meeting this year will be to the south of Cornwall and the Scilly Isles and will be based in Penzance. Arrival should be on the evening of 11 May, when there will be the usual lectures and social event in Penzance.

Friday 12 May will be spent exploring the sites in West Penwith, of which there are many. So many, in fact, that the route is still being worked out, and if there are any sites you are burning to see, please let me know (jenny.moore@btinternet.com) and I will see if we can include them.

Saturday 13 May will be an early start to get to Land’s End airport to fly to the Scillies, to spend the day exploring the archaeology there, guided by Charlie Johns, one of the authors on the Lyonesse Project publication (see link below). In addition, we will be joined by members of Cornwall Archaeological Society. We return to Land’s End on flights around 6 pm in the evening.

There are recent publications on both West Penwith and the Scillies, which can be found at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/cornwall-archaeological-unit/publications/

Sunday 14 May we shall be visiting sites as we head north, ending at Trencrom. After lunch, the trip will finish in order for you to start the journey home.

While the programme is being finalised, the travel for trip to the Scillies needs to be confirmed by no later than 27 March 2017. The cost of the flight plus transport on the Scillies is £125 return. This covers the flight and transport on the Scillies only.

There are only 19 seats available for this visit, so please secure your booking early; bookings will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Further details (including opportunities for those not travelling to Scilly) and a note of additional local costs for the meeting will be circulated in due course.

To book your place on the trip to Scilly please send a deposit of £125 along with the booking form on the right of this page to: Tim Darvill, Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB

11 May 2017 – 14 May 2017