Norton Priory’s third bi-annual conference on Saturday 6 October 2018 will cover the latest exciting research into the site and environment, and the extensive archaeological collection. Speakers will explore a diverse range of topics from eighteenth century gardens to evidence for medieval inter personal violence! Preliminary results from the first season of a new series of research excavations at Norton Priory will be presented including some finds, as well as latest thoughts on Halton Castle.

Conference Programme
9.30 Registration
Including tea/coffee
10.00 Welcome
Conference Chair:
Paul Mathews, Chair of Trustees, The Norton Priory Museum Trust
10.15 – 10.45 Anthony Mould
George Stubbs’s earliest patronage understood and the study of natural philosophy in the North West of England.
10.45 – 11.15 Prof Harold Mytum and Dr Rob Philpott, University of Liverpool.
The first season of the Liverpool University Field School: new insights on eighteenth century Norton Priory.
11.15– 11.45 Dr Frank Hargrave, Director, The Norton Priory Museum Trust
Bodies in the Bailey; A story of life and death at Halton Castle
11.45– 12.15 Dr Helen Vaughan
3-minute science at Norton Priory: a Museum-University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) between Norton Priory and The University of Liverpool
12.15 – 13.00 Buffet lunch including tea/coffee
13.00 – 13.30 Dr Carla Burrell, Liverpool John Moores University
Medieval murder mysteries: evidence for interpersonal violence at Norton Priory
13.30 – 14.00 Prof David Norman
If you go down to the woods today … 38 years of ringing birds in the Priory museum grounds
14.00 – 14.30 Tea/coffee
14.30 – 15.00 Gary Ashby
Norton in Cheshire in the Civil War
15.00– 15.30 Lynn Smith, Senior Keeper, The Norton Priory Museum Trust
Old bones, new science: latest results on the scientific research into the Norton Priory human remains.
15.30 – 15.45 Summing Up
Conference Chair
Paul Mathews, Chair of Trustees, The Norton Priory Museum Trust

• Display of finds from the June research excavations.
• Poster displays: TBC

(50% discount for Members - please contact the Museum directly.)

£30 per person. Call 01928 569895 or buy online via Eventbrite.