Events

Archaeology at Canterbury Cathedral

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE Archaeology at Canterbury Cathedral by Nathalie Cohen FSA Canterbury Cathedral is currently the site of a major conservation project, the Canterbury Journey – a five-year long project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  This project comprises repairs to the exterior fabric of the Nave and West Towers, wide-ranging landscaping and infrastructure works, the […]

The Hypogée des Dunes, Poitiers

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Hypogée des Dunes, Poitiers:  Faith and Science in Nineteenth-Century France by Professor Bonnie Effros   The late nineteenth century saw the growth of a sizeable chasm between the faith-based work of clerical scholars and the proponents of professional archaeological circles. The career of the Belgian Jesuit Camille de la Croix […]

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Anatomy of a Lithic Scatter

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Anatomy of a Lithic Scatter: The contribution of the Grieve Collection to understanding of the site at Nethermills, Banchory, Aberdeenshire. Lecture by Caroline Wickham-Jones FSA The archaeological site of Nethermills extends for some 2km along the north bank of the River Dee to the east of Banchory in Aberdeenshire. Lithics […]

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Fellows’ Tour

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

This event has been postponed. Please see statement from the Society regarding the Coronavirus outbreak here. INTRODUCTORY TOUR FOR FELLOWS Join us for an introductory tour of Burlington House to learn more about the Society and its resources. Whether you're a new Fellow or just haven't been to Burlington House, this is a great opportunity […]

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Monks, bishops and booty: ‘Marwnad Cynddylan’ and the Staffordshire Hoard

Cardiff University, Main Building, Restaurant Cardiff University, Cardiff

OUT OF LONDON ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Monks, bishops and booty: ‘Marwnad Cynddylan’ and the Staffordshire Hoard Lecture by Dr Jenny Rowland (University College Dublin) The lament for Cynddylan, a seventh-century king of Powys, has long been comparatively neglected. Since I edited it many years ago there have been new editions and studies, but the […]

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Magnificence: Princely splendour and princely power in the middle ages

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE Magnificence: Princely splendour and princely power in the middle ages by Richard Barber FSA Princely magnificence, the physical manifestation of power and wealth, was an essential element of the mystique of the ruler in the middle ages. This paper looks at the medieval concept of magnificence, reinterpreted from Aristotle in the thirteenth century. It […]

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Anglo-Saxon Towers of Lordship and the Earliest English Castles

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Anglo-Saxon Towers of Lordship and the Earliest English Castles Lecture by Dr Michael Shapland FSA It has long been assumed that England lay outside the Western European tradition of castle-building until after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is now becoming apparent that Anglo-Saxon lords had been constructing free-standing towers […]

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“Beautifully but shamefully printed up”: reading the erotic in sixteenth century European poetry

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

This event has been postponed. Please see statement from the Society regarding the Coronavirus outbreak here. ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE “Beautifully but shamefully printed up”: reading the erotic in sixteenth century European poetry Lecture by Dr Linda Grant In this talk, I will start by looking at an infamous ‘obscene’ book from sixteenth century […]

Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys

University of Exeter, Laver Building, North Park Road, EX4 4QE, 3rd floor, Lecture Theatre 3 University of Exeter, Exeter

This event has been postponed. Please see statement from the Society regarding the Coronavirus outbreak here. OUT OF LONDON ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE: 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 […]

Summer Soirée

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

The Society looks forward to welcoming Fellows to our annual soirée, with Pimms and Wine. The soirée follows the Society's summer miscellany of papers. Miscellany of Papers: A newly found old English Runic Inscription and its decipherment by Professor John Hines FSA & Dr Simon Maslin FSA   Title TBC by Professor Tyler Jo Smith FSA   Entry […]