Meetings and Lectures

Our monthly lecture meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from September to June at Church Cottage, Church Square, Basingstoke, starting at 7:30 pm.

Finding Church Cottage

Church Cottage is a Tudor building tucked away behind St Michael’s Church in central Basingstoke.

Our lectures feature recent developments in Archaeology and Historical research, and are often delivered by recognised authorities on a specific topic. Recent speakers have included Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, Julian Richards and Professor Chris Stringer. A selection of past lectures can be found here.

The meetings are open to anyone. For non society members there is a charge of £3 for admission which can be offset against membership subscription.

The lectures for the 2018/2019 season are:

13th September

Warriors digging warriors

Richard Osgood – Operation Nightingale

11th October

Trafalgar; the Nelson touch

Paul Chamberlin – Independent historian

8th  November

Messages from the Front

Margaret Braddock – Archive researcher

 13th December

On the Ocean

Prof. Sir Barry Cunliffe – Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford

10th January

Meonstoke Roman site – temple or villa? The interpretation of hexagonal buildings in Roman architecture

Prof. Tony King – University of Winchester

14th February

Wessex Saints in Europe

Mary Harris – Local historian

14th  March

A History of Alresford

Don Bryan – HFC

11th April

Mortuary Rites in Early Bronze age Wessex

Dr Jackie McKinley – Wessex Archaeology

9th May

Dating cave paintings

Prof. Alistair Pike – University of Southampton

14th June

Excavations at Datchett

Gareth Chaffey – Wessex Archaeology

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