Saturday 14th December 2019 – BAS Lecture: Members Talks

Celebrating 75 years of the CBA: Past, Present and Future by Sue Dormer

The Council for British Archaeology was set up 75 years ago in response to the intense pressure on the historic environment  from post-war redevelopment. It’s aims are to increase public awareness and knowledge of the UK’s archaeological heritage, enhance its protection and work to increase public participation in archaeology. The talk will look back at the highlights of the last 75 years, celebrate the present and look forward to plans for the future

Observatories and other monuments of astronomers in Berkshire by Kenelm England FRAS

The talk is about some of the astronomical observatories which have been constructed in Berkshire and the memorials to some astronomers.  This builds on the recent discovery of the remains of William Lassell’s observatory in Maidenhead and the uncovering of his gravestone in 2018


The History of the Society’s Logo by Tim Lloyd

The Berkshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1871 and has used a number of graphic devices over the years. With our 150th anniversary coming up we are looking back at our heritage and forward to the new age of digital media.

As this is our last lecture before Christmas you will be treated to mince pies!

2.00 pm for 2.30 pm at the RISC Centre, London Street, Reading RG1 4PS Google map reference

PARKING AT RISC: There have been changes to parking at the rear of the RISC building. Only certain bays are available and payment is by phone only. Please see notices for details.