Programme of lectures, visits and workshops, providing training on a variety of topics, such as archaeological recording, artefact recognition, illustration etc. Publishes a Bulletin nine times a year and an annual Journal, as well as occasional research volumes and other publications. Carries out landscape surveys, documentary research and excavation. Specialist groups with interest in industrial archaeology, lithic tools, local history, village studies. Offers grants to groups and individuals undertaking research in the historic county.