Events

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Anniversary Reception

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

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

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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

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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 […]

The Boleyns: Behind the Scenes of A Scandalous Family

PUBLIC LECTURE The Boleyns: Behind the Scenes of A Scandalous Family by Dr Lauren Mackay & Dr Estelle Paranque The story of Anne Boleyn is famous, but that of her family, those who shaped her life, is less known. This talk focuses on these under appreciated voices, how they as a family influenced Tudor politics, […]

Queenship in Early Modern England?

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PUBLIC LECTURE A Monstrous Regiment of Women: Queenship in Early Modern England? by Professor Susan Doran This lecture has been rescheduled and will now take place on 14 September.  Henry VIII did all he could to sire a son and so prevent a woman succeeding to the throne of England, yet two queens regnant – […]

Fighting Caesar: Britons in Gaul and Gauls in Britain in Caesar’s Battle for Gaul

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

LUNCHTIME LECTURE Fighting Caesar: Britons in Gaul and Gauls in Britain in Caesar’s Battle for Gaul by Andrew Fitzpatrick FSA Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 BC. One of the reasons that he gave for doing so was the aid that the Britons had given to the Gauls in almost every campaign during his long […]

Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING 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 […]

Experiencing Politics and Political Culture In Britain and Ireland, c. 1300-1815

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

Early Careers Researchers Conference. Experiencing Politics and Political Culture In Britain and Ireland, c. 1300-1815 Organised by Dr Laura Flannigan, Jen Caddick and Murray Tremellen. Popular imagination of late medieval and early modern Britain and Ireland has been dominated by famous monarchs, cunning ministers, and intrigues within the halls of power. Yet this period also […]

Searching for the ice age pioneers

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SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON AND SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND JOINT LECTURE The Society of Antiquaries of London and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are delighted to announce a joint online lecture for this autumn. Professor Steven Mithen FSAScot will present an lecture focusing on his work at Rubha Port an t-Seilich, Isle […]

Revisiting the Origins of Prehistoric Malta

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE Revisiting the Origins of Prehistoric Malta: Temples, landscapes and change: the work of the ERC Fragsus Project 2013-18. by Professor Caroline Malone FSA with assistance from Dr Simon Stoddart FSA, Prof Anthony Bonanno FSA, Dr Reuben Grima FSA, Prof Nicholas Vella FSA, Professor Charles French, Dr Rowan McLaughlin FSA, […]

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Catherine Downes’ excavation of Roman Warminster, 1786

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE 'I took a man over & began to dig': Catherine Downes' excavation of Roman Warminster, 1786 by Dr Madeleine Pelling           In 1786, Catherine Downes was travelling through Warminster when she heard about the discovery of an ornate Roman mosaic in a nearby field. Employing a local man, she set […]

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