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Meetings programme

Every year, the RAI arranges at least three Meetings for its members. The Autumn and Spring meetings consist of one-day or weekend visits to buildings and monuments. Specialist guides accompany us on the visits, many of which provide access to buildings not usually open to the public.

The Summer Meeting is held in a British, Irish or European location. In addition to a comprehensive programme of guided visits to places of special interest, there are evening lectures, and on the last evening, the Annual Dinner of the Institute. The Summer Meeting report is usually published with the following Archaeological Journal.

We are creating an archive of past meetings, where videos and photographs from previous trips and events are hosted.

AUTUMN: 28 October 2017, Verulamium - St Albans

The Autumn Meeting took place at St Albans touring the Verulamium Museum, the Roman town, the Abbey and the town's medieval and later architecture.

SPRING: 10 - 13 May 2018, Hereford and Environs

Hereford information and booking form
The programme will be led by Tim Hoverd, Herefordshire County Archaeological Officer.
Sites to be visited: Goodrich Castle, Longtown linear village and castle, Kilpeck – Castle, Church and Village, walking tour of Hereford, Hereford Cathedral Tour, Mappa Mundi and Chained Library and Credenhill Hillfort.

Travel and Accommodation: Members should arrange their own accommodation and travel to Hereford. and info [at] can provide details for accommodation.
Price: £145 per person (includes all entrance fees, coach trips, and supper on Thursday, 10th May and Saturday, 12th May)
Booking deadline: 24 March

SUMMER: 7 - 13 July 2018, Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly information and booking form
This summer the Institute will visit the Isles of Scilly for the first time. We hope to visit as many different sites and islands as possible including Hugh town – St Mary’s, Garrison and Castle, Tresco Abbey and gardens and St Martin’s.

Travel and Accommodation: See booking form
Prices: Single room: £1600 per person and Twin/Double room: £1300 per person (Prices include bed and breakfast, dinner, packed lunch, all entrance fees as well as the coach and Camborne stay.)
Booking deadline: 28 February

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