20th October 2022

5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Landscapes of Defence in Early Medieval England

This lecture describes how a landscape approach, combining place-names, written evidence and archaeology, can be used to reconstruct the evolution of civil defensive systems in England during a period of significant military and political change.

27th October 2022

5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Louis XIV, Patron, Collector, Creator

This lecture shows Louis XIV’s significance in connecting political and diplomatic history with art, collections and garden history.

28th October 2022

9:15 pm and 9:15 pm

Writing Back and Writing Forward – Caribbean Literature in English

The main focus of this conference will be on ‘writing back’, or how Caribbean literature engages with ideas of European literary canonicity: participating in, contesting, overturning and resisting.

31st October 2022

7:00 pm and 8:35 pm

A Warning to the Curious: Two Ghost Stories by M.R. James FSA

Join us for an evening of ghosts and ghouls, with performances from the works of author, medievalist and Fellow, M.R. James (1862-1936).

3rd November 2022

5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

WallCAP: Hadrian’s Wall at the Intersection of Conservation, Research, and Engagement

Hear about The Hadrian’s Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP).

10th November 2022

5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Migration, mobility and demography in later prehistoric Britain

This lecture presents the preliminary results of COMMIOS (Communities and Connectivities: Iron Age Britons and their Continental Neighbours), examining the population dynamics of Late Bronze and Iron Age communities in Britain and the Near Continent.

17th November 2022

5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

An Unexpected Complex of Roman Buildings, Eastfield, Scarborough

The lecture will examine the evidence from ongoing excavations of an unexpected Roman complex at Eastfield, Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

25th November 2022

10:00 pm and 10:00 pm

The Future of Archaeology in England

In November 2020 the Society of Antiquaries published The Future of Archaeology in England: A Manifesto. This conference will discuss this manifesto further.

1st December 2022

5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Peter Le Neve, the Society of Antiquaries, & the Anglo-Norman Peace of 1101

This lecture will bring together three interrelated, but relatively unexplored subjects, with the help of a significant discovery in the library of the Society of Antiquaries.