Friday/Saturday 23-24 February 2018 – CA Live

Current Archaeology Live! 2018 will be returning to the University of London’s Senate House, on 23-24 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be hearing from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and we are looking forward to an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days – we hope you will join us!

Tickets and information:

Current Archaeology Live! 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018 – Berks Industrial Archaeology Group: SERIAC 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018

Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group: SERIAC 2018

I’m sure many of you will be aware that it’s the turn of BIAG to host this years South East Region Industrial Archaeology Conference (SERIAC 2018) to be held at Windor Boys School. It should be an excellent day out with a varied programme of industrial archaeology and transport topics covered; followed by a choice of walks or film show! Please do consider joining us with an opportunity to meet like minded people.

More information and booking form here

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Saturday 10th March 2018 – London Anglo Saxon Symposium

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 14:00 – 18:30

LASS 2018: Anglo-Saxon London

Woburn Suite, Senate House

This year, our seventh, the theme is ‘Anglo-Saxon London’. Drawing on literary, archaeological, and historical sources, we will consider how London was created both as a physical and conceptual place in Anglo-Saxon England. We will then enjoy performances based on readings from Old English poems by students from Royal Holloway, University of London. We will end with a wine reception.

For more details and to register click here

Saturday 14th April 2018 – BAS Day School

BAS Day School: Archaeology in Berkshire 2017

Saturday 14th April 2018 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
St Nicolas Hall, Newbury RG14 5HG


10.00-10.05 Welcome
Ann Griffin, Chairman,  Berkshire Archaeological Society

10.05-10.20 Recent work in West Berkshire
Sarah Orr, West Berkshire Historic Environment Officer

10.20-10.40 Recent discoveries in East Berkshire
Kathelen Leary, East Berkshire Archaeological Officer

10.40-11.00  COFFEE

11.00-11.20 Recent discoveries at Riding Court Farm, Datchet
John Powell, Wessex Archaeology

11.20-11.40 Roman Boxford: a farm, a villa, and a mosaic
Steve Clark, BARG

11.40-12.00 Silchester: The new temple and Nero’s brickworks
Professor M. Fulford, University of Reading 

12.00-13.15 LUNCH

13.15-13.45 Recent geological research on the Mesolithic in the Kennet Valley
Professor Martin Bell, University of Reading 

13.45-14.15 The River Thames scheme at Southlea Farm, Datchet:
non-intrusive evaluation of a multi period prehistoric site
 Gareth Davies and Philippa Puzey-Broomhead, York Archaeological Trust

14.15-14.45 TEA

14.45-15.15 Later Prehistoric and Roman settlement at Gt. Western Park, Didcot, a Multi-period site revealed
Alex Davies, Oxford Archaeology

15.15-15.45 Wallingford Winterbrook: Excavations of a multi-period site with Prehistoric and Early Saxon settlement
Carl Chapness, Oxford Archaeology

15.45-16.00  Questions and Conclusions
Ann Griffin, Chairman,  Berkshire Archaeological Society

download a pdf of the programme here

£10 payable at the door

Parking for the disabled is adjacent to the hall. Bring a packed lunch or eat out in local restaurants of pubs.

Image: Detail of the Boxford mosaic showing Hercules battling a centaur and Cupid

Berkshire Archaeological Journal – Volume 82


  • Cross Dykes: An Interpretation   by R.J. Brewer
  • Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval remains at Caley’s Department Store, 19-23 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire
    by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
  • Prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval remains at Raghill Farm Quarry, Aldermaston, West Berkshire
    by S.E. Clelland and A. Manning, Wessex Archaeology 
  • Bronze Age to Roman site at George’s Farm, Crookham, Berkshire   by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
  • Locating ‘Hawkridge Wood’.  Interpreting the Bucklebury Charter of AD 956   by Dick Greenaway
  • Excavations at Park Way, Newbury, Berkshire
    by Tim Allen, Kate Brady and Steve Lawrence, Oxford Archaeology
  • Artefacts from Reading goal?   By Anthea Harris

Now being distributed free of charge to members 

Others may order a copy for £15 to Catherine Petts  or Andrew Hutt