National Organisations

ALGAO

Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers

A forum representing archaeologists working for local authorities in the UK, the association’s interests embrace every aspect of the historic environment including archaeology, the built environment and historic landscapes. ALGAO works in partnership with Government, English Heritage and other agencies to develop strategic policies and to promote best practice and the highest professional standards. Since […]

NCMD

National Council For Metal Detecting

The National Council for Metal Detecting is a representative body of elected volunteers formed in 1981 to provide a means whereby responsible metal detector users would have a democratic forum to discuss problems affecting the hobby and to provide an authoritative voice to counter ill-informed and frequently misleading criticism of the hobby. Contact Details Web: […]

Archaeological Leather Group

Aims to explore all aspects of archaeological (and other) leather including artefacts, production methods and conservation. Usually two events each year; one scholarly meeting, and a visit to a place of leather-related interest. Publishes newsletter twice a year, and regularly publishes conference proceedings.

Neolithic Studies Group

Study group for those actively researching the Neolithic period of the British Isles and adjacent continent. Meets once a year in London. Members are deleted from the mailing list if they miss four meetings in a row. Annual field trip in the spring.

Roman Finds Group

A special interest group for all people interested in artefacts of Roman date other than pottery. Meetings are held twice a year, generally in spring and autumn, usually on a Monday. Occasional weekend meetings. Publishes newsletter, ‘Lucerna’, twice a year.

British Association for the Advancement of Science

The BA is the UK’s nationwide open membership organisation dedicated to connecting science with people. The Archaeology and Anthropology section is particularly active, and welcomes people to attend their sessions at the BA’s annual Festival of Science. The festival takes place at a different location each year. Trinity College Dublin will be the hosts for […]

Roman Studies, Society for Promotion of

Publishes journals Britannia and Journal of Roman Studies and also monographs, including some on Romano-British topics. Runs large classical library including many books on classical archaeology. Organises conferences. Awards bursaries, in conjunction with the Roman Research Trust, to 16 to 18 year olds for archaeological fieldwork.

British Archaeological Association

Society to promote the study of archaeology, art and architecture and the preservation of national antiquities. The Association holds an annual conference at a centre of established importance in the medieval period, usually in the British Isles and occasionally in mainland Europe, collating the results of recent research on major cathedrals, minsters and abbeys and […]

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