Spanning 1.2 miles and described by archaeologists as a ‘masterpiece of engineering’, the recent discovery of a circle of deep shafts near the Stonehenge heritage site changed our understanding of Neolithic life. Dubbed the ‘Durrington Shafts’, this mysterious find dates back more than 4,000 years and was quickly labelled the largest prehistoric structure ever to be unearthed in Britain – but what was its purpose and significance to our ancestors?

To find out, we’ve gathered a panel of industry experts, including historians and archaeologists, to discuss the site’s historical and cultural impact, and to explore the role of Stonehenge and other heritage sites in the modern world.

To book for this event you’ll be taken through to the Bradford Theatres website. Please note that the £2 booking fee will be deducted at the point at sale.

About The Speakers

Dr Nick Snashall

Dr Nick Snashall is the National Trust Archaeologist for Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site. She has excavated on sites across Britain and Europe, from Yorkshire to the Czech Republic. But continues to be astonished by archaeology’s ability to open our eyes to different ways of living on our planet.

Vincent Gaffney

Professor Vincent Gaffney is Chair in Landscape Archaeology at the University of Bradford. Deciding to study for a PhD, he moved to former Yugoslavia and the island of Hvar in Croatia. Other research includes fieldwork in Italy, Fort Hood (Texas), Doggerland as well as the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project.

About The Chair

Peg Alexander

Peg Alexander is a double award-nominated TV and radio presenter, event host, speaker and occasional writer. She came to broadcasting after over 20 years in campaigning, public policy, charities and regeneration, with a short spell in national politics.