Category Archives: Upcoming Event

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!

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Current Archaeology Live! 2018

Wednesday 7th March 2018 – BAS Study Group

Wednesday 7th March 2018 – BAS Study Group

12:00 for 12:30-15:00 Brock Keep, Oxford Road, Reading

Agenda TBA

Note that for the next few months the Study Group is meeting in the ground floor of Brock Keep. I suggest you bring a packed lunch and a warm coat – coffee and tea will be provided.

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Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL.
Entry and free parking via Brock Gardens, then first left through the gates of Brock Keep.
Buses 15,16 and 17 alight at Brock Gardens stop.

Saturday 17th March 2018 – BAS Lecture: Travel and Communication in Anglo-Saxon England

Saturday 17th March 2018 BAS Lecture: 

Travel and Communication in Anglo-Saxon England

by Stuart Brookes

‘Travel and Communication in Anglo-Saxon England’ is a three-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2014–17). It teams archaeologists, historians, and place-name scholars in investigating mobility in Anglo-Saxon England. It will reconstruct the overland and riverine route-system, using textual, landscape-archaeological, and onomastic evidence, and tackle, through a series of case studies, issues of change and social complexity (e.g. what recoverable infrastructural changes tell us about the immediate post-Roman period and the re-emergence of commerce c. AD 800) and economic reach (e.g. through correlations between surviving material culture and the route-system). In this paper, I will summarise some of the main methodologies and objectives of the project.

Stuart Brookes is Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. He has published various works on the archaeology of early medieval Europe, including Beyond the Burghal Hidage: civil defence in Anglo-Saxon England (2013), Landscapes of Defence in the Viking Age(2013) and The Kingdom and People of Kent (2010).

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

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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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Thursday 22nd February 2018 – Marlow Lecture: Grand Junction Canal

Invitation from Marlow Archaeology Society

Keeping the Grand Junction Canal afloat

by Doug Stuckey

This talk will describe excavations on two 19th century pumping sites in the context of the canal’s very interesting history, and the various challenges its original construction and operation had to overcome. What was found kept sections of the Grand Junction Canal (now part of the Grand Union Canal) operational throughout the 19th century and up to WWII.

Main Room, Liston Hall, Marlow  SL7 1DD  at 8pm 

Visitors are welcome at all these events. Entrance is £4.50 and £3 for members, students £1.50.
Free parking is available after 7pm adjacent to the Liston Hall
All queries, including membership and fieldwork, tel: 01628 523896.

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