BAS Events Cancelled

Berkshire Archaeological Society Events – March to September 2020

BAS Council members have been following and discussing the developing Covid-19 situation regarding forthcoming events.  Over the past few days there has been a flurry of emails and phone conversations between BAS Council members, lecture season speakers and visit leaders as we have tried to determine which forthcoming events to cancel and which to proceed with.  The final decisions were due to have been taken at the end of a working group meeting scheduled to be held in my flat this morning.  However, with the announcement made by the Prime Minister yesterday evening that all social gatherings and unnecessary travel are to cease with immediate effect we have been completely overtaken by events.  

We have, therefore, now cancelled all BAS events until September but Study Group, Council and Working Group meetings during this time will proceed on Skype.

For clarity:

BAS Council Meeting21st March On Skype
BAS Lecture21st March Cancelled
BAS Day School28th March Cancelled
BAS Study Group1st April On Skype
Avebury Visit3rd April Cancelled
BAS Lecture18th April Cancelled
Blount’s Court Excavations27th April – 7th MayCancelled
BAS Council Meeting20th June On Skype
East Reading Festival21st JuneCancelled
Silchester Visit28th JuneCancelled
Shaw House Summer Fair19th JulyCancelled

Members attending meetings on Skype will be advised of meeting joining instructions beforehand. Please note that dates of such may change from those given above. 

Neighbouring organisations have also cancelled events:

March to Reading Gaol, Saturday 21st March – cancelled

Archaeology in Marlow, Thursday 26th March – cancelled

Rest assured that during this time Council members will be working on events to be held in late 2020 and in 2021.  

We hope to see you all safe and well in September. 

from Julie Worsfold, BAS Lectures and Day School Organiser & Chair Communications Working Group 17/3/20

Image (think of it as geofizz!): This scanning electron microscope image shows COVID-19 virus (yellow), also known as 2019-nCoV and SARS-CoV-2, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (pink) cultured in the lab. Image credit: NIAID-RML / CC BY 2.0.