Saturday 28th March 2020 – BAS Day School

Archaeology in Berkshire 2020

This day school brings together professional archaeologists, archaeological societies and those interested in archaeology in Berkshire and surrounding counties to hear reports about the latest projects.

10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m St Nicolas Church Hall, Newbury RG14 5HG

All welcome. Cost £10 payable on the door

TIMETITLE, SPEAKER & ORGANISATION 
10.00Welcome 
Alison McQuitty, Chair, Berkshire Archaeological Society 
10.05Recent work in West Berkshire
Sarah Orr, West Berkshire Council Senior Archaeologist 
10.25Recent discoveries in East Berkshire
Fiona McDonald, East Berkshire Archaeological Officer  
10.45Berkshire Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) Highlights
Beth Asbury, Assistant Archaeologist (HER and Outreach), West Berkshire 
11.10COFFEE – 25 mins
11.35The story of the 1950s excavations of Berkshire’s most important Saxon and early Norman settlement at Old Windsor. The excavator, the archive and the future!
Roland Smith, Berkshire Archaeology
12.00Silchester: The Roman Baths project
Professor M. Fulford, University of Reading 
12.25LUNCH – 1 hour 15 minutes 
13.40Dendrochronological analysis, NewburyAndy Moir, Tree Ring 
14.05Boxford, Mud Hole
Duncan Coe or Matt Nichol, Cotswold Archaeology 
14.30TEA – 25 mins
14.55Medieval Tile Kilns, Silver Street, Reading
TBA, Thames Valley Archaeological Services 
15.20Cold War Archaeology at AWE
Piran Borlase-Hendry, AWE 
15.45Discoveries at Ankerwycke Priory
Andrew Hutt, Berkshire Archaeological Society 
16.10-16.20Questions and Conclusions
Alison McQuitty, Chair, Berkshire Archaeological Society 

Parking for the disabled is adjacent to the hall and there are several public car parks. Newbury railway station is a 10 minute walk.

Bring a packed lunch or eat out in local restaurants and pubs.

Image: Aerial view of the excavations at Silchester baths site, July 2019 (University of Reading)