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David Viner



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All events and meetings for Spring 2020 have been postponed.

The remaining lectures for the 2019-2020 programme have been postponed.

The Society's Annual General meeting is now scheduled to take place at 2.15pm on Saturday 5 September 2020 in room TC007 at the University of Gloucestershire's Park Campus in Cheltenham. A revised agenda for the AGM will be circulated nearer to the date of the meeting. All other AGM papers issued with Newsletter 86 are expected to remain valid.

CAG Annual Symposium 2020
We hope to reschedule the symposium in the autumn with as close to the previously published list of papers as possible.

Spring Meeting 2020
We hope to rearrange the trip to the Forest of Dean and Newnham on Severn for Spring 2021.

Library - Closed
The BGAS library is closed until further notice. Arrangements have been made to extend the loan period for any items BGAS members have borrowed until such time as normal library services are resumed.

Volume 137 of the Transactions will be delivered by post.

Gloucester, the Roman forum and the post-Roman sequence at the city centre

Dear Member,

Can I draw your attention to a publication which has just come out: Gloucester, the Roman forum and the post-Roman sequence at the city centre. This is a final report of some quite special discoveries made at the centre of Gloucester a very long time ago (1968-71). It uses present-day knowledge and has discussions of Roman and Late Saxon Gloucester, and it makes much use of documentary evidence for the more recent periods. If you're interested in the city's archaeology, this should give a feel of it over many centuries. For further information or to obtain a copy, go to There is a 20% discount off the £25 sale price for BGAS members until 30 April 2020. To obtain the discount, please enter the code below in the 'discount code' box when paying via the Gloucester Archaeological Publications website online. Discount code:* BRISANDGLOS*

Many thanks


Gloucestershire Hearth Tax 1672

The transcription of the Gloucestershire Hearth Tax 1672 has been made available by Jan Broadway. She hopes when time permits to produce a full scholarly edition and analysis, but feels researchers may appreciate access to the transcription in the meantime.








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