Durham Cathedral



The Architectural and Archaeological Society of
Durham and Northumberland


 
Committee Members
 

Adrian Green
 
Adrian Green

President

Adrian is a Lecturer in History at Durham University. He first came to Durham in 1995 to study for an MA in Archaeology, and his PhD at Durham University was jointly in History and Archaeology on ĎHouses and Households in Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne, c.1570-1730.í Adrianís interest in Durhamís history, archaeology and architecture now ranges across the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries, with a particular interest in the housing of the region Ė from pitmenís cottages to bishopís palaces. He provided an introduction to the Durham Hearth Tax (British Record Society, 2006), and is now editing a volume in the same series on Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne. Adrian is also Secretary of the Durham Heritage Centre and Museum.

Email: a.g.green@durham.ac.uk


 

Andrew Millard
 
Andrew Millard

Past President

Andrew is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Durham University. He graduated in Chemistry from Oxford University, but as a post-graduate combined his scientific interest with his interest in the past. His research includes the chemistry of bones and teeth applied to archaeological problems, and statistics applied to archaeology. He is interested in all periods, having worked on material from half a million years ago to the 19th century. Prior to coming to Durham in 1995 he was for several years on the committee of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society and was its secretary for two years. .

Email: a.r.millard@durham.ac.uk




 

David Mason
 
David Mason

Past President, Editorial Contact

David is currently Principal Archaeologist in the Archaeology Section, Durham County Council. He previously worked in an archaeological consultancy in the private sector and before that for many years in the Archaeology Service of Chester City Council. He was general secretary of Chester Archaeological Society for over ten years and director of its fieldwork research projects. His special interests/expertise are: Roman military archaeology; Roman engineering and architecture; the Flavian emperors, and also early medieval archaeology in Wales and northern England. He has authored numerous excavation reports and journal articles, was co-editor of Research Framework for Hadrian's Wall, and three books for Tempus Publishing.

Email: david.mason@durham.gov.uk


 

Julie Biddlecombe-Brown
 
Julie Biddlecombe-Brown

Vice President

Julie is Curator at Raby Castle. She has worked in archaeology and museums for over 25 years and was previously the Exhibitions Curator at Durham Universityís Palace Green Library. Before that she was Heritage and Culture Team Manager for Durham County Council after a number of other curatorial and museum development posts across the UK. Julie took up the post at Raby Castle in early 2019 and now spends most of her spare time reading about castle architecture, diverse collections and the families connected with Raby whose lives have shaped both the north-east and the nation.

Email: Julie.Biddlecombe-Brown@raby.co.uk

 

Richard Annis
 
Richard Annis

Vice President

Richard is a Senior Archaeologist with Archaeological Services Durham University. He has worked in commercial archaeology in the North-East for 20 years. Before that, he was employed by local authority archaeological units in Cleveland, Humberside and Cumbria, and spent some time working with English Heritage on Hadrianís Wall. Nowadays, most of Richardís projects involve the recording and analysis of buildings. He has produced reports on more than 200 historic structures, from bastles to breweries and castles to cow byres.

Email: r.g.annis@durham.ac.uk

 

Jenifer Morrison
 
Jennifer Morrison

Honorary Secretary

Jenny is Tyne and Wear Archaeology Officer, based with Newcastle City Council. Her responsibilities include providing archaeological advice to the five district planning authorities of Tyne and Wear and managing and enhancing the Tyne and Wear Historic Environment Record. She studied archaeology at Newcastle and Durham Universities. Jenny has previously been the Secretary then President of Northumberland Archaeological Group, Secretary of CBA North and Secretary of the Buildings Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. She is presently also a committee member for the North East Ancient Egypt Society.

Email: archandarch.dandn@durham.ac.uk

 

Jo Shoebridge
 
Jo Shoebridge

Assistant Secretary (correspondence)

Joís interest in archaeology developed following a trip to Egypt over 20 years ago.†This led to the decision to become a mature student in her hometown of Bradford, then following the completion of†an Undergraduate degree in archaeology there she came to Durham (just for a year....) and completed her†MA in archaeology. She is now†in the final stages of her PhD.† Jo has taken part in excavations in South and Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, and also sites much closer to home such as Vindolanda and with a commercial unit in Yorkshire.†

Jo has lived in Durham since 2008 and teaches archaeology for an Adult Education Provider, she also works in Visitor Services in Durham.†

Email: archandarch.dandn@durham.ac.uk



 

Simon Alderson
 
Simon Alderson

Honorary Treasurer

As a self-employed accountant with two archaeology degrees and (slowly) ongoing PhD research into the archaeology of the English medieval Jewellry, the position of treasurer for the AASDN was probably inevitable. Simon comes from Consett, most famous for its iron and steel works and he lives beside Beamish Museum, so he also has a passing interest in the region's industrial heritage.

Email: simon@simonalderson.co.uk


 

Erik Mathews
 
Erik Matthews

Fieldwork Officer

Erik has been actively involved in archaeology since the Sixth Form at Secondary School. His research interests cover the archaeology of the standing building, specifically high status Medieval structures such as Castles and Manorial sites. He has been involved in the restoration of Hornby Castle near Bedale over the past four years and has had two short papers published in relation to Hornby and work undertaken at Harlsey Castle near Northallerton in the Journal of the Castle Studies Group 2007. He also has an interest in the archaeology of the Linen Textile Industry and unsuccessfully campaigned against the partial demolition of a linen weaving mill in Brompton North Yorkshire in 2004.

Email: rubyna.matthews@btinternet.com


 

Gary Bankhead
 
Gary Bankhead MPhil(Dunelm)

Webmaster/Social Media/Sponsorship

Gary is an amateur underwater archaeologist, small finds researcher and illustrator and a Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University. Gary's main focus is researching small finds and coordinating the wider research of the Durham River Wear Assemblage (see also: www.diveintodurham.uk); an important group of objects described as a major research facility, probably the largest collection of late- and post-medieval finds in the North of England: a unique regional and national resource. Gary also assists with an innovative community engagement initiative which sees the Durham City Freemen working with Durham University Museums and the Department of Archaeology to provide a guide to the late-medieval craft-guilds in Durham through the presence of their artefacts in the Durham River Wear Assemblage.

While Gary is the Museum of London Archaeology's (MOLA) external expert for late- and post-medieval lead cloth seals, he was also the 2013 joint winner of the Finds Research Group for a research report on an un-paralleled late-medieval pectoral cross associated with the shrine of St. Cuthbert (Finds Research Group/Geoff Egan Prize).

Email: gary.bankhead@durham.ac.uk



 

Sheila Hingley
 
Sheila Hingley

Committee Member (minute taker)

Sheila was Head of Heritage Collections within Durham University from 2002 until she retired in December 2014, managing Archives and Special Collections and the University museums. During this time the reading room and strongrooms at Palace Green Library were renovated and exhibition galleries, a learning centre and cafť were created in the space left empty by the move of Music and Law libraries to the Mountjoy site. Before coming to Durham she was Canterbury Cathedral Librarian for 12 years, being involved in the restoration of the medieval and 17th century library buildings there. Since retirement she has returned to working on early printed book collections at Ushaw College, Durham Cathedral and the Bar Convent. Her research interests are the history of library buildings and the ownership and use of manuscript and printed books in the early modern period. Most recently she has concentrated on tracing the printed books in the Durham Priory library up to 1540.

Email: s.m.hingley@durham.ac.uk

 

Myra Giesen
 
Myra Giesen

Newsletter Editor

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Email: myra.giesen@newcastle.ac.uk

 

Wendy Morris
 
Wendy Morris

Membership Secretary

For information about membership please email: archandarch.dandn@durham.ac.uk or see www.aasdn.org.uk/membership

 

Heidi Richards
 
Heidi Richards

Committee Member 2017-20

Heidi is currently pursuing doctoral research in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University. She is originally from North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelorís degree in Anthropology (concentrating in Archaeology) and a minor degree in Religion in 2011. She came to Durham University in September 2014 to earn her Masterís degree in the Department of Archaeology, which was completed in October 2015. Since childhood, she has had a keen interest and fascination with English castles and archaeology. This love for castles influenced her PhD research, which uses buildings archaeological perspectives to study influences from medieval romance literature on late medieval English castles. She has had experience with various aspects of archaeology including excavation, post-excavation, soil processing, building recording, and desk-based assessment. In her spare time, she enjoys cross-stitching, singing, dancing, and reading murder mysteries.

Email: h.e.richards@durham.ac.uk

 

Sheila Brown
 
Sheila Brown

Committee Member 2018-21

I have spent all my career as a secretary. Having had a long interest in history, my final 20 working years spent in the Durham Archaeology Department was ideal. For some years I have been a volunteer washing pot and bone from the Binchester excavations. Over many years I have acted as Treasurer of the Wheatley Hill History Club, which is interested in the history of County Durham and the surrounding area.

Email: sheila.brown2010@btinternet.com

 

Derrick Gwynne
 
Derrick Gwynne

Committee Member 2018-19

I first became interested in archaeology in my teens after finding a three tang flint arrowhead down in Herefordshire. I have been involved with several archaeological groups over the years, and have been involved with excavating, finds washing and drawing, doing scale drawings of buildings and numerous other activities.

Email: derrick.gwynne@gmail.com

 

Jenny Parker
 
Jenny Parker

Committee Member 2019-2021

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