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Publications Committee News is in the Society News section. Click the button below to go there.



Handsome books from an up-to-date learned society! It's no empty claim!

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Just imagine receiving a handsome volume of CWAAS Transactions every year as a member of the Society!

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Photograph of Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith

Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith, chosen venue (by courtesy of Lord Inglewood) for the official launching of John Denton’s Cumberland.



The President, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer are members of all Committees of the Society ex officio.


Chairman: (Vacancy)

Secretary: Mr Stephen Read

Mr Mark Brennand
Mr Ian Caruana
Mr Richard Hall
Professor Patricia Garside
Mrs Marion McClintock
Professor Colin Richards
Mr John Steel
Professor Ian Whyte
Professor Keith Stringer


The Publications Committee oversees the Society's full publications programme. This includes the annual volume of Transactions and the Newsletter (which is published three times each year) both of which are sent to all members through their subscribing to CWAAS, and books in the Extra Series, Record Series, Research Series, Tract Series, and CARR (Cumbria Archaeological Research Reports).

CARR is the newest of the Society's Series, the first publication having appeared in 2009. This was Excavation and Survey at Roman Burgh-by-Sands. It presented excavations by the late Barri Jones and a geographical survey by English Heritage. This Series provides an outlet for material compiled recently or several years ago, material not already published for varying reasons.

The members of the Committee are experienced in at least one of the skills relating to the Committee's work: writing, carrying out research, publishing personal research, and editing and publishing the work of others. Some of the members carry a responsibility for a specific Society publication (such as Transactions, the Newsletter or a Series); others take on responsibilities for editing a particular volume; and others undertake to organise promotional events connected with producing publications. The highest professional standards are maintained in every aspect of the Committee's work, from evaluating and selecting texts for publication, to the refereeing of selected works, then to seeing those works through the press. The Society has long held an enviable reputation for its publishing.

For details of Publications, Transactions and its Index, and the Newsletter, consult the panels to the left and right of this page.

Authors’ Guidance

Notes on the submission of proposals by prospective authors are available by clicking the link below. This document includes the form that will go with your submission.


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A substantial Newsletter THREE times each year! Yes, that's one benefit of CWAAS membership.

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Want to know about what sort of a Newsletter CWAAS produces THREE times a year for all subscribers?

To view the Select List of Newsletter Topics (Spring 1998 to Autumn 2009) click on the button below.

Photograph of Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith

In 2004, transcribed and edited Parish Registers (1653-1837) of Burton-in-Kendal's Parish Church of St James were published, the first volume in the P.R. Series for over 30 years. The book launch was held in the church.