Saturday 1 July 2023, starting at 1:30pm.

By 1350 … nearly every line was drawn’

New Light on Devon’s Landscape History, 70 years after Hoskins’ Devon

Keynote speaker

Professor Sam Turner, Co-Director of the Newcastle University Centre for Landscape.

Sam Turner is a Professor of Archaeology at Newcastle University where his research focusses on historic landscapes since the Roman period. His current and recent projects include fieldwork and other research in Belgium, Britain, China, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Oman, Spain, Sudan and Turkey. He grew up in Devon and previously worked at Devon County Council.

Prof. Turner is also Co-Editor, Landscapes, General Editor, The Archaeology of Northern Europe (Brepols), Programming Committee, International Medieval Congress, Chair of Management Committee, Archaeology Data Service and Visiting Professor, Department of Humanities, University of Pavia, Italy.

You can see a full profile for Prof. Turner here


University of Leicester main campus, Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1, located in the basement underneath the Attenborough Seminar Block. Tiered seating, close to the Centre for Regional and Local History’s Resource Room and an area where refreshments can be served. There is lift access down to the lecture theatres, to toilets, up to Room 101 and the refreshment area.


From 3.30 tea, coffee, water, juice and cakes will be available. The University Library café is open all day so that people can have lunch before-hand. All the other campus catering outlets (e.g. in the Percy Gee students’ union ) will be closed.

Room 101

Room 101 holds the library collections previously located in the Topographical Library at Marc Fitch House and a selection of the maps and books from the 1st floor Map Rooms.

Subjects covered include: Guides, Atlases; Historiography; Cartography; Place names; Personal names; History of the Landscape; Rural History; Communications; and the County Collections. 

Maps include major OS series folded maps; large-scale county maps, and atlases.

The room will be open from about 11am, in case anyone wants to come onto campus earlier. We have loads of books to dispose of, so we will have a book stall – free or for a (very) small donation.


FREE for members, FREE for University of Leicester students and staff, £5 for non-members

Advance booking via EVENTBRITE

Advance booking allows for better management of numbers particularly with regards to catering but we would still welcome anyone who had not booked but wanted to attend on the day.

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