Events

All of our lectures are live streamed and are open to anyone to join us online, Fellows and Non-Fellows.

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The Reverend Joseph Hunter, F.S.A., and the Legend of Robin Hood

PUBLIC LECTURE The Reverend Joseph Hunter, FSA., and the Legend of Robin Hood Lecture by Dr David Crook FSA The legend of Robin Hood, a northern medieval English outlaw living at an uncertain date, whose actual existence is disputed by many and who is supposed among other things to have robbed from the rich to […]

Anglo-Saxon hydraulic engineering in the Fens

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Anglo-Saxon hydraulic engineering in the Fens by Prof. Michael Chisholm FSA For the Fens south of the Wash, it has long been held that only the Romans or the Normans were capable of major hydraulic engineering.  Much has been done in recent decades challenging this view but the full significance […]

Seals and the People of Britain

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

CONFERENCE Organised by Dr Elizabeth New FSA & John Cherry FSA  Online Only This conference will be split over two afternoons. Monday March 15 & Monday March 22 The study of sigillography, seals and seal matrices has attracted a growing interest in recent years. There have been conferences at the British Museum (2007 and 2015), […]

Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales by Paul Belford FSA In the last few years the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) has undertaken a number of excavations on hillforts and linear earthworks in Wales. This work has been accompanied by a systematic programme of palaeoenvironmental analysis and scientific […]

Seals and the People of Britain

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

CONFERENCE Organised by Dr Elizabeth New FSA & John Cherry FSA  Online Only This conference will be split over two afternoons. Monday March 15 & Monday March 22 The study of sigillography, seals and seal matrices has attracted a growing interest in recent years. There have been conferences at the British Museum (2007 and 2015), […]

Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE OUT OF LONDON IN EXETER* Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys; craft working and the early church in the 7th to 8th centuries AD Lecture by Dr Hugh Willmott FSA Between 1955-7 excavations by Raleigh Radford at Glastonbury Abbey revealed the first extensive evidence for pre-Conquest glassmaking in […]

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 Professor 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 Age. […]

Exploring the Easter E.g.

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE Exploring the Easter E.g. – Shifting Baselines and Changing Perceptions of Cultural and Biological ‘Aliens’. by Dr Naomi Sykes FSA Easter is the most important event in the Christian calendar. Despite its global reach and cultural significance, Easter has attracted minimal academic attention since the 1970s.  Astonishingly little is known about the festival’s […]

Free

Anniversary Meeting

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS President's Annual Address If this meeting can go ahead in person it will follow the format below. If not the Presidential Address will be delivered via Zoom. Fellows and their guests are welcome to join us when tea is served at 16.15 (in the Council Room). The Anniversary Meeting will begin […]

Free

Wartime paintings of London

PUBLIC LECTURE Wartime paintings of London: the story of the war artists who documented the capital 1939-1945 by Suzanne Bardgett  This lecture will be based on the author's book Wartime London in Paintings (published in April 2020) about the artists who were commissioned by Sir Kenneth Clark’s War Artists Advisory Committee to record scenes of […]