COTSWOLDS history from the air and beneath the ground will be examined in two lectures at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester.

Prof Howard Williams will give a talk entitled ‘Interpreting Anglo-Saxon Gloucestershire’ as part of the museum’s Evening Lecture series, next Thursday, January 27.

The area is rich in Anglo-Saxon history. Relics from the Saxon cemetery at Butler’s Field are displayed at the museum.

Professor Williams, senior lecturer at the University of Chester, will consider what light this evidence throws on early Anglo-Saxon migration, society and belief. The talk will also examine early Anglo-Saxons in relation to modern day Britain.

Dr Robert Bewley presents an Evening Lecture on Thursday February 24 entitled ‘Aerial Archaeology: Past, Present and Future.’ New archaeological sites are being found by aerial reconnaissance.

Dr Bewley, who lives in the Cotswolds, will look at the origins and impact of aerial archaeology. Britain was one of the countries which developed aerial photography more than 100 years ago and is still at the forefront of using and developing new techniques.

Evening lectures at the Corinium Museum are held on the last Thursday of the month and run from 7pm to 8.30pm. For further information or to book a place, contact the museum on 01285 655611.