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 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 This lecture will be live streamed. 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 […]

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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 Prof Simon Kaner FSA & Dr Luke Edgington-Brown  This lecture is ONLINE only. Booking is now closed for this lecture but you can join us on YouTube here. William Gowland, former Vice President of […]

The Value of Archaeology: Challenges and Opportunities

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Value of Archaeology: Challenges and Opportunities by Dr Sadie Watson FSA This lecture is ONLINE only. In conversations about the value of culture, arts and heritage there has been little mention of archaeology, despite the significant funding it attracts through the development-control system. This is perhaps because most of […]

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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 […]

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 Millett FSA & Dr Rose Ferraby This lecture will focus on the recently published monograph Isurium Brigantum: An Archaeological Survey of Roman Aldborough It will pay particular attention to the analysis and re-interpretation of the antiquarian work […]

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 […]

The Anglo-Saxon Period: Histories and Metahistory

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Anglo-Saxon Period: Histories and Metahistory Lecture by Professor John Hines FSA *Professor Hines was invited by the Society to deliver this lecture. Conspicuous events of recent months have proved how powerfully perceptions of the past can become controversial, and be deployed in direct political action. That is not solely […]

2020 Financial Presentation to Fellows

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Presentation of the Statutory Accounts 2019-20 by our Treasurer Stephen Dunmore FSA   Please note that due to COVID 19 restrictions this event will be not be delivered live but will be uploaded to YouTube following. Attendance in person will not be permitted.   

Norwich Castle Keep Project

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Norwich Castle Keep Project Lecture by Dr Tim Pestell FSA  Norwich Castle’s Norman Keep has long been recognised as one of the finest surviving twelfth-century donjons, with an architectural sophistication reflecting its status as a royal palace. Subsequent use as Norfolk’s county gaol and, since 1894, as the county Museum, […]

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Pandemic on Hadrian’s Wall?

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Out of London Meeting in York: Online Only Pandemic on Hadrian’s Wall? Evidence in the collection of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne Lecture by Dr Nick Hodgson FSA In the collection of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne there is one inscription from Hadrian’s Wall […]