The Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society is a charity whose aims are to promote the study and understanding of the Archaeology and History of Basingstoke and its surrounding area.

We were established in 1970 and have been actively involved in Archaeological and Historical research projects within the Basingstoke and North Hampshire area ever since. As well as practical project work, we also organise regular visits and tours to explore places of interest further afield.

Society Lecture Meetings

We hold monthly meetings from September to June each year, and these incorporate a lecture on a archaeological or historical topic. Our next meeting will be on 13th November and we will be joined by Professor Amanda Claridge from Royal Holloway College, University of London who will be talking about the Laurentine shore project and how Virgil was commissioned by Augustus to set the last stages of Rome’s creation myth, the Aeneid, in this area.

Exploring Virgil’s Paradise: Survey and excavation on the Italian President’s estate near Rome

Professor Amanda Claridge – Royal Holloway College, University of London


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 13th November 2014 at Church Cottage, starting at 7.30 pm

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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