Mudlarking, Lost and Found on the River Thames

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Mudlarking, Lost and Found on the River Thames

February 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mudlarking, Lost and Found on the River Thames

by Lara Maiklem

Lara Maiklem is a mudlark. She doesn’t dig or use a metal detector and often walks little more than a mile in 5 hours, yet she can travel 2,000 years back in time through the objects that are revealed by the tide. Prehistoric flints, medieval pilgrim badges, Georgian wig curlers and Victorian pottery, ordinary objects left behind by the ordinary people who made London what it is today. From the origins of mudlarking to the windswept marshes of the Estuary, this talk delves into the world of mudlarking, the objects that are found and the the people that search for them.

This event will be in person at Burlington House only. Please select the appropriate ticket below.

Attendance at Burlington House:

  • Open to anyone to join, Fellows, Affiliates and General Public.
  • Places in person will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The event will begin at 17.00 BST. Please arrive in plenty of time.
  • Tea/Coffee is served from 16.30 BST.
  • Registration is essential for non-Fellows but we encourage Fellows to register as well.
  • Fellows must ensure they sign the guest book and sign their guests in.

The schedule for the evening if attending in person:

  • Refreshments are served from 16.30 BST in the council room.
  • The meeting begins at 17.00 BST with the lecture starting at approximately 17.10 BST.
  • Lectures run for approximately 45min and are followed by a short Q&A.
  • Sherry is served in the Foyer following the lecture.

Please note that this event will only be live-streamed for Fellows and Affiliates.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

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February 29
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Society of Antiquaries of London
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BE United Kingdom
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