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2018 - 2019 Lecture Programme
Saturday 1st September 2018

The 2018 - 2019 lecture programme is available at http://www.royalarchinst.org/2018-2019-lecture-programme. Non members are welcome to attend lectures, but please contact the Administrator in advance.

Nominations for Undergraduate Dissertation Prize- deadline 31.7.18
Tuesday 31st July 2018

The Council of the Royal Archaeological Institute invites nominations from UK universities and colleges for its Undergraduate Dissertation Prize (Tony Baggs Prize).

9th May: Annual General Meeting and the President's lecture
Wednesday 9th May 2018

The Annual General Meeting will begin at 4.45 pm followed by the President's lecture Archaeologists at war, 1914 - 18.

11 APRIL LECTURES: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Wednesday 11th April 2018

3 p.m. Presentations by University of Kent post-graduates: Andrew Bates, Caroline Farquhar and Philip Smithers click here for abstracts

5 p.m. Reconsidering W.J. Varley’s Eddisbury: Results from recent excavations and historic archive research by Richard Mason and Dr Rachel Pope

14 MARCH lecture by Dr Stephen Sherlock: The Archaeology of Large Infrastructure Projects: Roads
Wednesday 14th March 2018

This presentation will provide some interim results from archaeological excavations on the A14 in Cambridgeshire. The excavations are being undertaken by Mola/Headland Infrastructure, who are currently employing over 200 archaeologists on the excavation of sites over a 20 mile road corridor between Huntingdon and Cambridge.

14 FEBRUARY lecture by Nathalie Cohen
Wednesday 14th February 2018

Knole Unlocked: uncovering the hidden history of a great country house

10 JANUARY lecture by Professor Oliver Creighton
Wednesday 10th January 2018

The Archaeology of Anarchy? Landscapes of War and Status in 12th-century England
This lecture will examine material evidence for the conflict of the mid-12th century popularly known as ‘the Anarchy’, during the turbulent reign of Stephen, King of England (1135–54).

13 DECEMBER lecture: 20 Years of Treasure by Dr Michael Lewis
Wednesday 13th December 2017

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Treasure Act and also the formation of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS).

8 November Lectures: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8th November 2017

3 p.m. Presentations by early career archaeologists from Pre-Construct Archaeology:
Katie Anderson: 'Continental Potters? First-Century Roman Flagon Production at Duxford, Cambridgeshire';
Eniko Hudak: 'Pots and bodies in wells and shafts: Roman pottery from Ewell, Surrey'.

2017 - 2018 Lecture Programme
Tuesday 10th October 2017

The 2017 - 2018 lecture programme is now available. The first lecture will be on 11 October and presented by Dr Duncan Garrow on 'The Lewis lochs project: exploring the earliest crannogs in Britain'.

2017 Summer Meeting
Saturday 8th July 2017

The programme/booking form for this year's Summer Meeting in Cork is available below and on our meetings page.

2017 Summer Meeting programme/booking form (Cork)

10 May: Annual General Meeting and President's lecture
Wednesday 10th May 2017

The Annual General Meeting will begin at 4.30 pm followed by a lecture on 'A brief history of RAI Presidents' by the President, Professor Timothy Champion. Tea will be served from 4 pm.

12 April - 3 pm and 5 pm lectures
Wednesday 12th April 2017

3 p.m.

8 March lecture at 5 p.m. by Rónán Swan
Wednesday 8th March 2017

New Routes to the Past: discoveries by road and light rail scheme archaeology in Ireland

8 February Lecture by Dr Antony Firth
Wednesday 8th February 2017

'The East Coast War Channels in the First World War'

11 January lecture at 5 pm by Professor Colin Haselgrove
Wednesday 11th January 2017

The rise and fall of the late Iron Age royal site at Stanwick, North Yorkshire

14 December lecture at 5 pm by Rachel Newman
Wednesday 14th December 2016

Dacre, Cumbria, the early medieval monastery described by the Venerable Bede

9 November lectures: 3 pm and 5 pm
Wednesday 9th November 2016

3 pm lectures by early career archaeologists from the University of York: Dr Fabrizio Galeazzi, Dr Benjamin Elliott and Dr James Taylor.

2016 RAI Conference (21 - 23 October): The Neolithic of Northern England
Friday 21st October 2016

The Institute's 2016 Conference, The Neolithic of Northern England, based at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle is FULLY BOOKED.

12 October lecture at 5 pm by Jay Carver
Wednesday 12th October 2016

Portals to the Past. Controlling risk and maximising benefit on the Crossrail Archaeology Programme

Booking for Autumn Meeting (1 October); Knole House and Park
Saturday 1st October 2016

Bookings are being taken for the Autumn visit to Knole House and Park, 1st October.

Bookings still being taken for Summer Meeting (3-10 July): Wiltshire Revisited
Monday 13th June 2016

There are spaces available to attend the Summer Meeting in Wiltshire.

11 May Annual General Meeting and President's lecture
Wednesday 11th May 2016

The Annual General Meeting will begin at 4.45 p.m. followed by the 5 p.m. President's lecture, 'The making of the southern English landscape: a prehistorian's view'.

Booking deadline for Spring Meeting (13-15 May): Vale of Glamorgan
Saturday 30th April 2016

The booking deadline for the Spring Meeting to the Vale of Glamorgan is the 30 April.

13 April Lectures
Wednesday 13th April 2016
  • 3 p.m. Presentations by early career archaeologists: Sebastian Becker (University of Cambridge), Lawrence Billington (University of Manchester) and Dr Marcus Brittain (Cambridge Archaeological Unit).
  • 5 p.m. Shaun Richardson (Ed Dennison Archaeological Services Ltd), Wressle Castle, East Yorkshire: Beginning to End.
Booking Deadline for Summer Meeting (3-10 July): Wiltshire Revisited
Sunday 10th April 2016

The booking deadline for the Summer Meeting to Wiltshire is the 10 April.

The Whitehorse Cist burial (courtesy <a href="http://www.dayofarchaeology.com" target="_blank">Day of Archaeology</a>)
The Whithorse Hill Cist and its Remarkable Contents
Wednesday 9th March 2016

A lecture by Dr Andy M. Jones of the Cornwall Archaeological Unit detailing the discovery of artefacts and an intact burial within a cist at Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor.

'Moving Heaven & Earth' - celebrating Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-1783) and his legacy
Wednesday 10th February 2016

Steffie Shields will discuss the ingenuity of Brown. ‘Moving Heaven & Earth’ salutes a driven polymath, a man of science and an artist with the eye of faith who ranks alongside Constable and Turner in the national psyche. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m.

Ports, Limbs and other appendages: the archaeological signature of Cinque port confederation sites
Wednesday 13th January 2016

Dr Frank Meddens, Director of Pre-Construct Archaeology, will discuss the archaeology and documentary history of sites which belonged to the Confederation of the Cinque ports in Kent and Sussex.

2016 Research Grant Applications
Monday 11th January 2016

The deadline for our 2016 research grant application is the 11th January 2016.

Roman Camps in Britain: known and unknowns
Wednesday 9th December 2015

Dr Rebecca Jones from Historic Environment Scotland will discuss Roman Camps in Britain, which have been the bridesmaid in studies of the Roman army – "known unknowns" until relatively recently.

2015 - 16 Lecture Programme
Wednesday 14th October 2015

Our lecture programme for 2015-16 is now online. The first lecture will be given on the 14th October by Tony Wilmott on 'The Whitby Abbey Headland: 21 years of archaeological endeavour'.

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