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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 June 2024, 12pm to 1pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

The discovery of a group of four cemeteries dating from the fifth to eighth century has shed new light on the changes that took place during the early Anglo-Saxon period.

Archaeologist Kevin Leahy, a National Adviser for the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme, discusses why this succession of cemeteries is remarkable in view of their location near the Humber estuary and a possible Humbrensian region.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too. 

About the speaker

Dr Kevin Leahy is a National Finds Adviser for the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme. Before joining the Scheme in 2007 he was, for 29 years, the archaeologist at the North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe during time which he excavated some important Anglo-Saxon sites. 



University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop