Category Archives: lectures

Monday 6 November 2017

 Monday 6 November 2017 Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology gave an illustrated talk on “The Medieval Towns and Villages of The Tees Valley”. The Medieval Villages such as Cowpen Bewley, Eppleby, Carlton in Cleveland and Middridge were all built to the same layout of a village green with farmsteads and access roads down either side. […]

On Monday 16 October 2017

On Monday 16 October 2017, Jill Cunningham, Club Member, held a Fungi Workshop. Jill’s excellent photographs and collection of fungi fruiting bodies illustrated how fungi can be identified by its gills or spore holes and by its various shapes such as brackets, clubs, spindles, spheres, cups and crusts. Last Monday, Wendy English, Member of Whitby […]

13th February 2017

13th February 2017  Caroline Found, Visitor Experience Manager, gave an excellent illustrated talk on RSPB Saltholme’s Washlands Project (SWAP). Since 21 January 2009, this site has been transformed from car dumping area to a fantastic wet and windy grassland haven for birds such as the Glossy Ibis. Avocet and Lapwing numbers have increased due to […]

Monday April 25th 2016

Monday April 25th 2016 Steve Keeney delivered his President’s Lecture entitled “St Godric and Finchale Priory”. The talk was an update to a trip, report and sketches made 100 years ago by a Field Club Member, Alexander Campbell Dixon MA, BSc, who was the Archaeology Section Leader and President from 1907 to 1910. St Godric […]

Monday 18 April 2016

Monday 18 April 2016 Dr Sue Antrobus, Wild Green Places Manager of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, gave a talk entitled “Secret Survival Strategies of The Cowslip”. Sue had studied established populations and colonising populations of Cowslips for three years in the Oxford Meads during the 1990s. Sue studied genetic variations by testing cowslip proteins […]

Monday 21st March 2016

Monday 21st March 2016 Samantha Tranter of The North Pennines AONB Partnership, gave an update on the 2015 to 2019 Cold Blooded and Spineless Project which was launched in March 2015. Three quarters of all animals are insects. Their niche habitats are under constant threat hence a huge decline in moths. The Project provides training […]

Monday 14th March 2016

 Monday  14th March 2016 Lucy Chapman, Delivery Officer for River Tees Rediscovered, gave an update on this Landscape Partnership Project which covers the Tees from Piercebridge to Hartlepool. Lucy talked us through 21 Projects which come under four headings of Conserving/Restoring, Community Participation in Local Heritage, Access to and learning about Local Heritage, and Training […]

Monday 7th March 2016

 Monday  7th March 2016 Mark Dinning, Senior Reserves Officer (Technical Support), of Durham Wildlife Trust (DWT) gave a talk entitled “Monitoring Change”. This covered:- What surveying and monitoring means to DWT; Data from surveys and monitoring schemes; Future Schemes for 2016 such as Butterflies in particular Dingy Skipper, and Moths; and Technology for example mobile […]