Professor Alice Roberts – The Celts

The Scarborough Library was full to capacity yesterday evening to listen to Professor Alice Roberts present a fascinating talk on the Celts.  The talk was sponsored by the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society following a successful application to the Trustees Fund by the Books by the Beach organisers.  Talking to attendees before and after, it seems that some people had travelled some long distances to listen to the talk as well as a good number of locals.  The Society runs an excellent Autumn and Winter lecture programme and to those coming to a talk for the first time, we hope to see you again later in the year.

Using examples from her book and her recent TV series, Professor Roberts presented a talk that challenges the orthodox opinion of the emergence of the Celtic tribes.  The audience was treated to evidence that didn’t make it into the final TV series and perhaps got an insight into how the demands of TV production can influence what makes it to our screens.


Professor Roberts kindly took questions afterwards and then spent time signing copies of her book, ensuring that everyone who wanted to speak to her got their chance.

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“This Exploited Land” receives Lottery Grant


On the 14th March 2016, Mark Sissons spoke to the Society about the “This Exploited Land” project and at the time the decision on their application for Lottery funding was imminent.  The great news is that the project has been awarded £2.8 million in funding and the project can now really start moving forward.

The full story can be found here and the project website can be found here.

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