Events

BH Lunchtime Scientist: Professor Sarah Parcak FSA

This is the last event in a series of conversations with scientists for GCSE and A-Level students, and their teachers. BH Lunchtime Scientist is an event that invites GCSE & A-Level students and their teachers to participate in a series of conversations with real scientists working in different fields. The talks have been organised in […]

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Stonehenge Solstice AD2020

ONLINE PUBLIC LECTURE Stonehenge Solstice AD2020 by Dr Heather Sebire FSA, Senior Property Curator at Stonehenge, English Heritage This lecture will look at the archaeological significance of Stonehenge and in the lead up to the summer solstice its astronomical significance both in ancient and modern times. Items from the society collection will be used to […]

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‘Three weeks in this seventh heaven of a place’: Edward Burne-Jones’s 1871 Italian Sketchbook

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE ‘Three weeks in this seventh heaven of a place’: Edward Burne-Jones’s 1871 Italian Sketchbook Lecture by Dr Mark Stocker FSA   In 1871 Edward Burne-Jones went on his third visit to Italy. On his trip, he took with him a small octavo sketchbook. It is now located in the Museum of New Zealand […]

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The Battle of Brunanburh: new light on the ‘Great War’ of the Tenth Century.

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE The Battle of Brunanburh: new light on the ‘Great War’ of the Tenth Century by Professor Michael Wood FSA In this lecture, Michael Wood looks at one of the most famous events of the Viking Age. In 937 a Viking and North British coalition invaded England, only to be defeated by the English […]

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From Shibayama to Stonehenge

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE From Shibayama to Stonehenge: William Gowland – pioneer of archaeology in Japan and England Lecture by Dr Simon Kaner FSA & Dr Luke Edgington-Brown FSA William Gowland, former Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries, is perhaps most famous for his excavations at Stonehenge at the start of the 20th […]

The Viking Phenomenon: Paradigms, Parameters, and Progress

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

  ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Viking Phenomenon: Paradigms, Parameters, and Progress Lecture by Prof Neil Price FSA In December 2015, the Swedish Research Council made an unprecedented investment in archaeology, in the form of a £5 million grant for ten years of pure research into the origins of what we call the Viking […]

Manufactured Bodies: The Impact of Industrialisation on London Health

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Manufactured Bodies: The Impact of Industrialisation on London Health Lecture by Jelena Bekvalac FSA Industrialisation has been one of the most influential changes in history, affecting and shaping people’s environment and lives, physically and socially with lasting consequences. With the award of the Rosemary Green Grant from the City Of London […]

Reliquae Isurianae: the antiquarian and contemporary exploration of Roman Aldborough

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Reliquae Isurianae: the antiquarian and contemporary exploration of Roman Aldborough by Prof Martin Millet FSA We have just completed the publication of a complete review of the archaeology of the Roman civitas capital of Isurium Brigantum (Aldborough, N Yorks). This work was supported by the Society and should be published […]

Nefertiti: Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE Nefertiti: Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt Lecture by Prof Aidan Dodson FSA Nefertiti, wife of the ‘heretic pharaoh’ Akhenaten, lived during the 14th century BC, and has over the past century become one of the most iconic figures of the ancient world, in particular owing to the famous painted bust representing her that […]

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London Bridge and its houses, c.1209-1761

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE London Bridge and its houses, c.1209-1761 Lecture by Dorian Gerhold FSA New evidence about London Bridge and its houses in the seventeenth century, especially dimensions, makes it possible to reconstruct a plan of the bridge and houses. With this plan, and the rentals of the bridge houses, the houses and […]