Battlefields Trust AGM and Conference

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Friday 26 - Sunday 28 April 2019

The Stripe, King Alfred Quarter, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR


The Battlefields Trust Wessex Region is delighted to be hosting the Trust’s 2019 Conference and AGM. We are pleased to have been able to assemble a range of distinguished speakers on a variety of topics. In addition to some fascinating historical talks we’ll hear about the latest thinking in a number of fields, including battlefield archaeology and preservation and we are particularly pleased to have input from the University of Winchester with whom the Trust is working on a project to investigate the Battlefield of Cheriton. The programme of activities can be found below. 



Tea and coffee will be available on Saturday and Sunday and lunch will be provided on Saturday. The conference dinner will be held in the University’s 19th century Shakespeare Room. Dress: smart casual. 


The University is a fifteen-minute walk from Winchester Railway Station, fifteen minutes from the cathedral and just ten minutes from the military museum complex and Round Table. Onsite parking is available. 

Overnight accommodation

In order to allow delegates to select accommodation which best suits their individual needs there is no set accommodation for the conference. Winchester is surrounded by a number of towns and cities (Southampton, Romsey, Alton, New Alresford, Eastleigh) all of which offer a range of accommodation within a half hour drive of the University.
Our partners at Brookland Travel are holding a number of double/twin and single occupancy rooms at the Royal Hotel in central Winchester and have also arranged a special discounted rate at the Potter’s Heron Hotel, Ampfield, which is on the outskirts of Winchester, just a 12-minute drive or taxi ride from the University. Spaces are limited so please contact them as soon as possible on 01305 259467 or if you would like to take up this offer.


For futher information the confernce and to book your place, please click here.


Provisioanl conference programme

Friday 26 April
3.30pm Walking tour of medieval Winchester (meet at the war memorial, Cathedral west front)
8.30pm informal get-together in Winchester pub (Location tbc)

Saturday 27 April
10.00am Dr Chris Scott, Guild of Battlefield Guides The Battle of Roundway Down 1643.
11.00am James Hester, University of Southampton Weapons use in the Middle Ages.
12.00pm Lunch Exhibition of finds from Basing House
2.00pm Elizabeth Norton, King’s College, London The Blounts and the Wars of the Roses.
3.00pm Sophie Anderton, National Army Museum Museums and military heritage.
4.15pm Dr Ryan Lavelle, University of Winchester Warfare in Anglo-Saxon Wessex
7.00pm Conference dinner plus quiz in the Shakespeare Room

Sunday 28 April
9.30am Battlefields Trust AGM
10.30am Dr Phil Marter, University of Winchester Preserving 20th century battlefields
11.30am Simon Marsh and Sam Wilson, Battlefields Trust, Researching the battlefield of Stow 1646
12.30pm Free time for lunch and individual visits in Winchester
1.45pm Optional walking tour of historic city (meet at the war memorial, Cathedral West Front)
2.45pm Depart for Cheriton battlefield by coach
3.00pm Walking tour of Cheriton battlefield
5.00pm Return to University

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