Events

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

To view any of our past lectures please visit our YouTube channel.

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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 Professor 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

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 […]

Recurring

Lost Frontiers and Drowned Landscapes in Britain and Beyond

CONFERENCE Organised by Prof Geoff Bailey FSA and Prof Vincent Gaffney FSA This conference may take place online only.  BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED! You can join us on YouTube on Thursday here and Friday here. The exploration of the inundated prehistoric landscapes on our coastal shelves is one of the great challenges remaining to archaeology. In […]

Recurring

Lost Frontiers and Drowned Landscapes in Britain and Beyond

CONFERENCE Organised by Prof Geoff Bailey FSA and Prof Vincent Gaffney FSA This conference may take place online only.  BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED! You can join us on YouTube on Thursday here and Friday here. The exploration of the inundated prehistoric landscapes on our coastal shelves is one of the great challenges remaining to archaeology. In […]

Intertwined Histories: The Legacies of Colonialism and Empire

CONFERENCE Registration is now closed but you can join us on YouTube here. Organised by the Danielle Wilson Higgins, Communications and Events Manager and Dr Linda Grant, Governance Officer, with support from the Equality and Diversity Working Group Last year saw a shift in the way Society views and engages with contested heritage and this […]

Anniversary Meeting

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to the announcement by the Government yesterday (Monday 14 June) regarding the increasing number of COVID cases, places at Burlington House have been restricted. Places to attend via live stream are unlimited and we encourage all Fellows to join us on Zoom by booking a place below. President's […]

Free

Anniversary Reception

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS Unfortunately, due to the announcement by the Government yesterday (Monday 14 June) regarding the increasing number of COVID cases, this event has been cancelled. If you have booked a ticket you will be notified by email and will receive a refund within 7 working days. We hope to be able to […]

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Henry VIII: Power, Propaganda and Personality

Online

PUBLIC LECTURE Henry VIII: Power, Propaganda and Personality by Dr John Cooper FSA Henry VIII (pale green background) (1491-1547) Who was King Henry VIII, and why does he continue to fascinate and to provoke us today?  This lecture marks the five hundredth anniversary since Henry VIII was awarded the title ‘Defender of the Faith’ by […]

The Royal Chapel in the Sixteenth Century

Online

PUBLIC LECTURE The Royal Chapel in the Sixteenth Century: buildings and fittings by Professor Maurice Howard Hon VPSA This lecture is in conjunction with our online Exhibition Henry VIII: Defender of the Faith? which will launch in June 2021. The building of chapels at the royal palaces follows the more general picture of royal palace […]