Past events archive

2016

Wednesday 3rd February 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 20th February 2016 Lecture: Settlement and Monumentality in the Avebury Landscape by Josh Pollard

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 19th March 2016 Lecture: Winchester – A City in the Making by Ben Ford

Saturday 2nd April 2016 Annual Conference: Berkshire Archaeological Society’s Annual Conference in Newbury

Wednesday 6th April 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 16th April 2016 Lecture: One thing leads to another: from Insula IX to Insula III and the recovery of early Roman Calleva by Prof Michael Fulford

6th to 9th May 2016 Spring Tour: Cornwall

Wednesday 1st June 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Tuesday 14th June 2016: Visit to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: No formal meeting this month but instead an informal gathering in the RISC cafe from 14:00 for anyone who would like to join us.

Saturday 27th August – Visit to Silchester, Insula III

Wednesday 7th September 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 17th  September 2016 BAS AGM & Lecture: Timber buildings: how earlier buildings may be concealed behind later remodelling by Henry Russell

Wednesday 5th October 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: Meeting CANCELLED

Saturday 15th October 2016 Lecture: Men as Gods: Ancient Maya Kingship by Dr Diane Davies

Saturday 22nd October 2016  Berkshire Historic Environment Day School – The Barn, Beech Road, Purley on Thames RG8 8DR
10:00 to 16:30

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 19th November 2016 Lecture: A Causewayed Enclosure and later discoveries at Thame, Oxfordshire by Ken Walsh

Wednesday 7th December 2016 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 10th December 2016 Lecture: Four talks by BAS members

2017

Wednesday 5th January 2017 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 21st January 2017  Lecture: How did they make those beautiful things: Archaeological evidence for metal working in Roman Britain by Dr Justine Bayley

Wednesday 1st February 2017 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 18th February 2017 Lecture: Putting Berkshire on the map: from Gough to Google by John Leighfield CBE

Wednesday 1st March 2017 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 4th March 2017 Day School: Berkshire Archaeological Society’s Annual Conference

Saturday 18th March 2017 Lecture: The Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Watlington Viking Hoard by David Williams

Wednesday 5th April 2017 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday 8th April 2017 Lecture: Beyond London’s Walls: Recent excavations at the site of the Crossrail Broadgate Ticket Hall by Robert Hartle

21st–24th April  2017 Spring Tour: Norfolk & area

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Wednesday 7th June 2017 Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group: RISC Conference room 3, 14:00 to 16:00

Wednesday 5th July 2017 – Visit: Stonor Park

Thursday July 13th 2017 – Visit: Wessex Archaeology & Marden Henge

Saturday 2nd September 2017- Visit:  Silchester temples and Roman Tilery at Little London

Saturday 16th September 2017 BAS AGM & Lecture:  Wittenham Clumps and the context of power by Adam McBride

Saturday 21st October 2017 Lecture: Shakespeare’s London Theatre Land by Julian Bowsher

Wednesday 1st November 2017 – Anglo-Saxon Study Group 2-4pm RISC

Saturday 18th November 2017 Lecture: My Work as a Dendrochronologist by Martin Bridge

Wednesday 6th December – BAS Study Group 2-4pm RISC

Saturday 9th December 2017 Lectures by BAS Members: 
European Cave Art by Tim Lloyd
RB pipe clay figurines by Mathew Fittock
Roman corn mill, Provence by Andrew Hutt

2018

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 BAS Study Group: Drawing Archaeology

Saturday 20th January 2018 BAS Lecture: Roman Literacy by Hella Eckardt

Wednesday 7th February 2018 BAS Study Group: 12:30-14:30 at Brock Keep

Saturday 17th Febuary 2017 BAS Lecture: Update from Horton Quarry by Alistair Barclay

Wednesday 7th March 2018 BAS Study Group: 12:30-14:30 at Brock Keep

Saturday 17th March 2018 BAS Lecture: Travel and Communications in Anglo Saxon England by Stuart Brookes

Wednesday 11th April 2018 BAS Study Group: 12:30-14:30 at Brock Keep

Saturday 14th April 2018 BAS Day School – Newbury

Saturday 21st April 2018 BAS Lecture: The ‘works of the old men’ in Arabia by David Kennedy

Thursday 22nd June BAS Visit to Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit

Saturday 21st July BAS Visit to Silchester excavations

Wednesday 5th September 2018 BAS Study Group – Roman Berkshire 12:00 for 12;30 to 15:00 at Brock Keep

Saturday 15th September BAS AGM & Lecture: The Donkey in Human History: an Archaeological Perspective by Professor Peter Mitchell

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 BAS Study Group – Roman Berkshire 12:00 for 12:30 to 15:00 at Brock Keep

Saturday 20 October 2018 BAS Lecture: Anglo-Saxon Wars and Fortifications by Jim Storr

Wednesday 7th November 2018 BAS Study Group  – Roman Berkshire 12:00 for 12:30 to 15:00 at Brock Keep.

Saturday 17th November 2018 BAS Lecture: The Staffordshire Hoard by Dr Eleanor Blakelock

Wednesday 5th December 2018 BAS Study Group  – Roman Berkshire 12:00 for 12:30 to 15:00 at Brock Keep.

Saturday 15th December 2018 Talks by BAS Members:
Napoleonic munitions factory at Weedon Bec by Catherine Petts
Excavations at Highwood by Alan Hall
Elite buildings in Silchester by Andrew Hutt

2019

BAS Study Group  – Roman Berkshire no meeting in January.

Saturday 19th January 2019 BAS Lecture: Experimental Archaeology by Jennifer Foster

Wednesday 6th February 2019 BAS Study Group  – Berkshire Gazetteer 12:00 for 12:30 to 15:00 at Brock Keep.

Saturday 16th February 2019 BAS Lecture: GraveGoods; objects and death in later British prehistory by Duncan Garrow

Wednesday 6th March 2019 BAS Study Group  – Berkshire Gazetteer 12:00 for 12:30 to 15:00 at Brock Keep

Saturday 16th March 2019 BAS Lecture: Classis Brittannica by Simon Elliot

Saturday 6th April BAS Day School at Cornerstone, Wokingham

Wednesday 10th April 2019 BAS Study Group  – 12:00 for 12:30 to 15:00 at Brock Keep

Wednesday 17th April 2019 BAS Training Session – for anyone planning to join the excavation. Venue tba.

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 3rd May 2019 BAS Field Project – Sonning Common

Thursday 2nd May 2019 BAS Site Visit – Sonning Common

Wednesday 8th May 2019 BAS Study Group  –  NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Wednesday 5th June 2019 BAS Study Group  –  12:00 for 12:30 to 15:00 at Brock Keep

Saturday 29th June 2019 BAS visit to Silchester 2:30pm – meet in car park at 2pm

Monday 1st July BAS visit to Highwood 10:30am at The Bottle & Glass

Wednesday 4th September 2019 BAS Study Group: The Geophysics survey at Ankerwyke by Andrew Hutt. 12-3pm at Brock Keep

Saturday 21st September 2019 BAS AGM & Lecture: The Saxon Period Burials from Guildown Avenue, Guildford by Dr Ceri Falys

Saturday 19th October 2019 BAS Lecture: Mesolithic-Neolithic histories in the Colne Valley: narrating an everyday landscape by Samantha Brummage

Saturday 16th November 2019 BAS Lecture: The Ottomans in Jordan……and their link to Berkshire by Alison McQuitty (note that this is a change to the previous programme)

Saturday 14th December 2019 BAS Lecture: Members Talks

2020

Wednesday 8th January 2020 BAS Study Group: Roman Berkshire. 1-4pm at RISC

Saturday 18th January 2020  BAS Lecture: Bluestones and white bones: the origins of the people buried at Stonehenge by Dr Rick Schulting

Tuesday 21st January 2020 BAS visit: Wittenham Clumps Iron Age Hillfort (book by December 19th!!!!)

Wednesday 5th February 2020 BAS Study Group: Roman Berkshire. 1-4pm at RISC

Saturday 15th February 2020 BAS Lecture: The material culture of English medieval rural households by Dr Ben Jervis

Wednesday 4th March 2020 BAS Study Group: Roman Berkshire. 1-4pm at RISC

Wednesday 2nd September BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 19th September 2020 BAS Lecture: The Osteoarchaeology of Children by Professor Mary Lewis, University of Reading

Wednesday 7th October BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 17th October 2020  BAS AGM & Lecture: Ankerwyke Priory by Andrew Hutt (a late change to the published programme)

Wednesday 11th November BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 21st November 2020 BAS Lecture: Beacons of the Past and LiDAR: shining new light on the Iron Age landscapes of the Chilterns by Dr Edward Peveler

Wednesday 2nd December BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 12th December 2020 BAS Lecture: Members’ talks

My year working for the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt by Beth Asbury

Archaeology in schools by Maggie Smith

Grain-Milling in Southern Jordan: Archaeological, Historic and Ethnographic Evidence by Alison McQuitty 

2021

Wednesday 6th January BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 16th January 2021 BAS Lecture: What genomics can and can’t tell us about human history: truths and myths from the big data revolution by Dr Matteo Fumagalli, Imperial College, London

Wednesday 3rd February BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 20th February 2021 BAS Lecture: Bisham by Dr Gabor Thomas, University of Reading

Wednesday 3rd March BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 20th March 2021 BAS Lecture: Roman Mildenhall by Keith Abbott

Wednesday 7th April BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 24th April 2021 BAS Lecture: Mills in Berkshire by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive – postponed from 17th April

Wednesday 5th May BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Saturday 15th May 2021 BAS Lecture: Late Iron Age territorial oppida in Southern Britain: a reinterpretation using new data collected from aerial photographs and lidar by Krystyna Truscoe, University of Reading

Wednesday 2nd June BAS Study Group: details of Zoom meeting will be sent to participants

Sunday 13th June 2021 – The Berkshire Archaeological Society celebrates 150! 3pm on Zoom

Wednesday 8th September BAS Study Group: TBA

Saturday 18th September 2021 BAS Lecture: Responsible Metal Detecting and Discovering the Watlington Hoard by James Mather (at RISC and on Zoom)

Saturday 2nd October 2021 BAS 150 Day School (at Cornerstone, Wokingham)

Wednesday 6th October2021 BAS Study Group (on Zoom)

Saturday 16th October 2021  BAS AGM & Lecture : Reading Abbey by John Painter, FoRA (at RISC and on Zoom)

Wednesday 3rd November2021 BAS Study Group (on Zoom)

Saturday 20th November 2021 BAS Lecture: CHANGE OF PROGRAMME – All roads lead to Wickham by Keith Abbott (Zoom & in person Lecture)

Wednesday 1st December2021 BAS Study Group (on Zoom)

Saturday 11th December 2021 BAS Lecture: Members’ Talks (on Zoom)

2022

Wednesday 5th January 2022 BAS Study Group (on Zoom)

Saturday 15th January 2022 BAS Lecture: Sutton Hoo by Dr Jennifer Foster, University of Reading. (on Zoom)

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 BAS Study Group on Zoom

Saturday 19th February 2022 BAS Lecture:Surviving in Lower Palaeolithic Europe: four seasonal perspectives by Dr Robert Hosfield FSA, Associate Professor in Palaeolithic Archaeology, University of Reading (on Zoom)

Wednesday 2nd March 2022 BAS Study Group on Zoom

Wednesday 9th March 2022 BAS Study Group Pub Lunch TBC

Saturday 19th March 2022 BAS Lecture: Understanding the Early Medieval Pottery Assemblage from Lyminge, Kent, by Lisa Backhouse, University of Reading

Saturday 2nd April 2022 BAS Day School: Archaeology of Roman Berkshire. 10am-4:15pm  St Nicolas Church Hall, Newbury.

Tuesday 5th April 202  BAS Outreach Group 7.30 pm on Zoom 

Wednesday 6th April 2022 BAS Study Group 3 pm on Zoom

Wednesday 20th April 2022 BAS Study Group Pub Lunch – contact Keith at keefandtrace(at)hotmail.com

Saturday 23rd April 2022 BAS Lecture: Islands of stone; Neolithic Crannogs in the Outer Hebrides by Professor Duncan Garrow, University of Reading (on Zoom only)

Saturday 30th April 2022 BAS Poster competition – Closing date for entries

Wednesday 4th May 2022 BAS Study Group 3 pm on Zoom

Thursday 5th May 2022 BAS Outreach Group 7.30 pm on Zoom

Thursday 12th May 2022 BAS Visit: Blounts Court excavations & pub lunch 

Wednesday 8th June 2022: Study Group Lunch

Sunday 12th June 2022 BAS Visit: Piddington Local History walk

Thursday 30th June 2022 BAS Visit: Medieval Graffiti at Sonning Church 

Wednesday 6th July 2022 – BAS Study Group 3pm on Zoom

Thursday 7th July 2022 – BAS Outreach Group 7:30pm on Zoom

Saturday 16th July 2022 BAS Visit: Abingdon

Wednesday 7th September 2022 BAS Study Group 3pm on Zoom

Thursday 8th September 2022 BAS Outreach Group 7:30pm on Zoom

Wednesday 14th September 2022 BAS Study Group Lunch tbc

Saturday 17th September 2022 BAS Lecture: Reading Architecture by John Missenden.  14:00 for 14:30 at RISC and from 14:15 on Zoom

Wednesday 5th October 2022 BAS Study Group 3pm on Zoom

Thursday 6th October 2022 BAS Outreach Group 7:30pm on Zoom

Wednesday 12th October 2022 BAS Study Group Lunch – TBC

Saturday 15th October 2022 BAS AGM and Lecture: The De La Beche family of Aldworth by Professor John Blair. From 14:00 at RISC. AGM at 14:15. Both on Zoom

Saturday 22nd October 2022 BAS Coffee Morning 10:30 – 12:30am at The Chocolate Cafe, Holme Grange Craft Village, Wokingham

Wednesday 2nd November 2022 BAS Study Group 3pm on Zoom

Wednesday 9th November 2022 BAS Study Group Lunch 

Saturday 19th November 2022 BAS Lecture: Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes. 14:15 on Zoom only or on big screen at RISC

10th December 2022 BAS Members talks: Excavations at Ankerwycke and Cookham Paddock. by James Peddle; Graffiti of the Palatine Paedagogium in Rome by Keith Abbott 14:00 for 14:30 at RISC and from 14:15 on Zoom

2023

Wednesday 4th January 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 11th January 2023: BAS Study Group Lunch – contact Keith

Saturday 21st January 2023 BAS Lecture: Neolithic Malta by Tim Lloyd. 14:00 for 14:30 at RISC and from 14:15 on Zoom

Wednesday 1st February 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 8th February 2023: BAS Study Group Lunch – email Keith

Saturday 18th February 2023 BAS Lecture: Test Pitting in North Warnborough by Carenza Lewis . 14:00 for 14:30 at RISC and from 14:15 on Zoom

Wednesday 1st March 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 8th March 2023: BAS Study Group Lunch – TBC

Saturday 18th March 2023 BAS Lecture: Fractured Britannia – material culture and the end of Roman Britain by Richard Henry MCiFA FSA. 14:00 for 14:30 at RISC and from 14:15 on Zoom

Saturday 1st April 2023: BAS Day School – The Cornerstone, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham, RG40 1UE

Wednesday 5th April 2023 BAS Study Group – CANCELLED

Wednesday 5th April 2023: BAS Study Group Lunch – TBC

Wednesday 3rd May 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 10th May 2023: BAS Study Group Lunch – TBC

Wednesday 7th June 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

12th June – 15th July 2023: Geophysics Project – Wickham House

Wednesday 14th June 2023: BAS Study Group Lunch

Tuesday 5th September 2023 BAS Finds Group 19:30 to 21:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 6th September 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 13th September 2023: BAS Lunch 12 noon – The Wheelwright’s Arms, Davis Way RG10 0TR

Saturday 16th September 2023 BAS Lecture: West Berks Historic Environment Records &The Lost Gardens of Shaw House by Beth Asbury 14:00 for 14:30 at RISC and from 14:15 on Zoom

Monday 25th September to Friday 13th October 2023: Wickham House: Geophysics survey  If you wish to participate please contact Keith keefandtrace[at]hotmail.com

Tuesday 3rd October 2023 BAS Finds Group 19:30 to 21:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 4th October 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 11th October 2023: BAS Lunch 12noon

Saturday 14th October 2023 BAS  Lecture: Sex, Gender, biological relatedness and kinship in early Neolithic Britain by Professor Chris Fowler, Newcastle University 14:15 for 14:30 on Zoom only

Tuesday 31st October 2023 BAS Finds Group 19:30 to 21:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 1st November 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 8th November 2023: BAS Lunch 12noon – all welcome!

Saturday 18th November 2023 BAS AGM followed by Lecture: Roman finds from rivers, specifically the Tees at Piercebridge by Prof Hella Eckardt – Reading University 14:00 for 14:15 at RISC and from 14:15 on Zoom

Wednesday 29th November 2023: BAS Christmas Lunch 12noon

Tuesday 5th December 2023 BAS Finds Group 19:30 to 21:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Wednesday 6th December 2023 BAS Study Group 14:30 to 16:30 at the Woosehill Community Centre, Emmview Cl, Wokingham RG41 3DA

Saturday 9th December 2023 BAS Lecture: How to Build a Castle by Tim Lloyd 14:00 for 14:30 at RISC and from 14:15 on Zoom

2024