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 2017/2018 season are:

14th September

‘Homes for Heroes’ – Pandora’s Box; an unexpected journey over 5000 years of incredible history

Si Cleggitt – Wessex Archaeology

12th October

The history of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Michael Underwood – Project Architect and author

9th November

Medieval Basingstoke – The emergence of a market and industrial town, 1000-1600

John Hare – VCH and HFC

 14th December

PAS Discoveries in north Hampshire

Katie Hinds – Finds Liason Officer for Hampshire

11th January

Excavations at Worsley House, Chilton Candover

Mark Peryer – BAHS and Tim Schadla-Hall – UCL

8th February

Rise of the Conqueror; William of Normandy before 1066

Julian Humphrys – Battlefield Trust

8th March

Stonehenge – New discoveries

Professor Mike Parker-Pearson – UCL

12th April

The forgotten spy; espionage in the 20s and 30s

Dr Nick Barratt – National Archives

10th May

Prehistoric Roads

Mike Pengelly – BAHS

14th June

The Archaeology of the Maltese Islands

Kay Ainsworth, Formerly HCMS

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