Friday Update: 23rd October 2020

The Society Welcomes Two New Members of Staff

Simon Dowe joins as CEO and brings over thirty years’ experience working for third sector organisations; Simon has a proven track record in fundraising and managing a wide range of complex programmes. He is an innovative leader with expertise in operations, finance, strategic planning and sustainable organisational development.

Louise Marshfield joins as Chief Operating Officer, she has thirty years of experience working within the museum’s, heritage and attraction sector, most recently as Head of Commercial and Operations for the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Simon highlights that “Louise and I have both been asked to join the Society for six months and we are totally committed to doing everything we can to set the Society on the right path for the next 175 years.”

The Sussex Archaeology Live at Home Series:  

Join us for the second of our Sussex Archaeological Society Live At Home winter lectures Ancient Dead of Sussex & Beyond on Wednesday 28th October at 7pm!

Dr Dawn Cansfield will be taking a look at the stories behind some prehistoric people discovered in Sussex and elsewhere in the region, and what the archaeological record and recent reassessments can tell us about their lives and their treatment in death.

Dr Cansfield is a visiting researcher in the Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Geography at the University of Winchester, researching mortuary practices in the Neolithic (especially), Bronze and Iron Ages in south-east England.

Please click on the event for more details and how to join. This lecture is free for members of the Sussex Archaeology Society only. To join the Society, if you aren’t a member but would like access to regular lectures through the winter join here.

Society Events & Workshops this October:

Details of our spooky yet socially distanced events at Michelham Priory & Fishbourne Roman Palace are available on the website.

The Society’s Historic Sites

  • Michelham Priory House & Gardens:  Open four days a week, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 ‒ 16:00 with timed tickets available on arrival for entry to the house. Café offering table service, gift shop open.  Dogs welcome on short leads from 13:30 each day. Watermill closed until spring 2021.
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens: Open Saturday and Sundays and for the October Half Term Week (26th to 30th October), 10:30 – 16:00.  Café offering takeaway service.
  • Lewes Castle & Museum: Open Saturdays only 11:00 to 16:00. Please note that some parts of the castle and museum galleries will be closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • The Priest House, Marlipins Museum and Anne of Cleves House Museum: Closed until further notice.

Keeping Up to Date

Follow our social media pages and website for all the latest news and stories from the Society, including members’ updates, property news, fundraising activities, filming, and updates from our 175 campaign patron, Tom Holland.


This entry was posted in Uncategorised by editor. Bookmark the permalink.