Between the Autumn and Spring (usually September to May) we organise a programme of monthly lectures on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons; these are held in the Lecture Theatre of the Grosvenor Museum unless otherwise stated. Our lectures cover a wide range of topics and are given by speakers who are experts in their field. In addition, conferences are occasionally organised in partnership with other organisations. Admission to lectures is free to members of the Society. Visitors are welcome on payment of an admission fee, normally £4.00. Students free entry with valid student card (except Newstead lecture)

Lecture Programme 2018-19

Click here to download the 2018 / 2019 Lecture and Event Programme

Please take your seats at least five minutes before a lecture is scheduled to start so that meetings can begin on time.

Newstead Memorial Lecture 2018 (rescheduled)
Travel disruption due to storms necessitated the second cancellation of this lecture
Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 7:30pm
The Ness of Brodgar – the true heart of Neolithic society?
Nick Card (Director of the Ness of Brodgar Project, University of Highlands and Islands)
(Fully booked with a waiting list. £5 for non-members who booked.

Saturday 6thOctober 2018 at 2:30pm
Building the Terracotta Army: Craft technology and organisation of production at Emperor Qin Shihuang’s mausoleum complex, China
Dr Patrick Quinn (UCL Institute of Archaeology)

Wednesday 7thNovember 2017 at 7:30pm
The times of their lives: histories for the Neolithic
Prof. Alasdair Whittle (University of Cardiff)

Saturday 8thDecember 2018 at 2:30pm
Across the Irish Sea: Romans in a ‘Celtic’ Irish Iron Age
Dr Jacqueline Cahill Wilson (University of Bristol)

Saturday 12thJanuary 2019 at 2:30pm
A Bronze Age copper bonanza? The Great Orme mine in North Wales
Dr Alan Williams (University of Liverpool)

Wednesday 6thFebruary 2019 at 7:30pm
Pattern and playfulness: Playing with form and texture in Celtic art
Dr Julia Farley (British Museum)

Newstead Memorial Lecture 2019
Wednesday 13thMarch 2019 at 7:30pm
The Beaker People and the Genetic Prehistory of Britain
Dr Tom Booth (Natural History Museum, London

Wednesday 10thApril 2019 at 7:30pm
AGM followed by:
Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians (Title to be confirmed)
Dr Morn Capper (University of Chester)

Saturday 25thMay 2019 at 2:30pm
Septimius Severus in Scotland: The Northern Campaigns of the First Hammer of the Scots
Dr Simon Elliott (University of Kent)