Tickets are now on sale for the next in Rushen Heritage Trust’s season of talks – A New Light on Mann, by Dave Martin.

Dave’s illustrated talk will focus on LiDAR – Light Detection and Ranging – and other digital archaeology in the Isle of Man.

The talk is at the Erin Arts Centre on Monday, February 7th, starting at 7.30pm (doors 7pm).

LiDAR surveying has been used in Britain for a number of years (and seen on programmes such as Time Team), but coverage of the Island is recent and exciting.

Illustrated by local examples of the detail that can be revealed by LiDAR, Dave – who is past president of the Isle of Man Natural History & Antiquarian Society and a Trustee of the Manx Museum & National Trust – will give an insight into LiDAR and other digital techniques (including demonstrating 3D models) and show how they help interpret archaeological and environmental data.

Tickets cost £5 (£4 for Friends of Rushen Heritage Trust) and are available from the Erin Arts Centre – – or Erin News and Bridge Bookshop in Port Erin.

Erin Arts Centre is encouraging visitors to wear face masks and to use the hand sanitiser provided. On the day of the talk, we would also recommend doing a lateral flow test before attending.

The next talks in our season:

  • March 7 – Angela Little: 150 years of the Education Act (1872)
  • April 11 – Peter Kelly: A Postcard Tour of the Isle of Man

We are in the process of agreeing a date for rescheduling Allison Fox’s postponed talk from January 10th and will announce details soon.

For more information, contact RHT Coordinator John Quirk at or on 464634.