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 2016/2017 season are:

8th September

The Black Death in London

Barney Stone – Head of Strategic Planning and Management, Historic England

13th October

The Avebury Waterscape

Steve Marshall – Independent archaeological researcher and writer

10th November

‘Aethelred the Unready’ and ‘Cnut the Great’

Dr Ryan Lavell – University of Winchester

 8th December

The history and practice of Morris dancing

The Redding Morreys (Christmas Social)

12th January

Hampshire; PAS Recent Finds

Katie Hinds – Finds Liason Officer for Hampshire

9th February

Excavations at Kennel Farm, Basingstoke

Damien de Rosa – Cotswold Archaeology

9th March

Jane Austen’s Houses

Derek Spruce – Local historian and BAHS member

13th April

Almanacs, astrology and popular medicine in early modern England

Professor Louise Curth – Winchester University

11th May

The Ebbsfleet elephant butchery site and the Acheulian invasion of Britain

Dr Francis Wenban-Smith – University of Southampton

8th June

John the Painter: the first modern terrorist

Alan Turton – Historian and BAHS member

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