National Organisations

CBA South West

2 day-schools in conjunction with SW universities and/or County Societies. AGM with lectures & field visit around the SW. Summer visits in SW counties. Publishes Archaeology South-West, a 48pp Bi-Annual journal. Has ER equipment for loan to members.

Nautical Archaeology Society

The NAS is a voluntary organisation formed to further the interests of our nautical heritage. NAS runs a training scheme available to all, in the theory and practice of underwater archaeology and runs projects in UK and overseas.

Historical Metallurgy Society Ltd.

The Society provides a forum for the exchange of information and research in metallurgical history. HMS covers all aspects of the history of metals and associated materials from prehistory to yesterday. It publishes Historical Metallurgy. It holds two meetings each year, mainly for members and occasional other meetings.

Castle Studies Group

The Castle Studies group is an association of people who are interested in medieval castles and the promotion of their study. Members include academics and lay people alike who receive a yearly journal & newsletter and an updated bibliography keeping them abreast of developments in castle research and on new publications. There is an annual […]

Milestone Society

This new national society has been formed to identify, record and conserve the remaining milestones and other waymarkers of the British Isles. Regional groups have been set up and a twice yearly newsletter is circulated to members; An annual Journal is also being produced.

Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group

Formed to promote the study of Prehistoric Pottery from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. AGM and one other meeting annually. Arranges international conferences and publishes regularly on aspects of prehistoric ceramics. Publishes Old Pottery Almanack jointly with the Ceramics Petrology Group and is open to specialists and non-specialists alike.

Arms and Armour Society

A learned society devoted to the study and preservation of arms and armour from earliest times to the present day.

Inland Waterways Protection Society

Restoration of late c18/early c19 inland canal/waterway port of Bugsworth Basin, nr Whaley Bridge. Assistance always welcome with surveying and recording, occasional excavation work. canal/tramway interchange.

Viking Society for Northern Research

Holds a meeting three times at year at which papers are given. Produces an annual publication ‘Saga Book’, and various books and other publications.

Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI)

The largest non-specialist, non-exclusive national society in the UK. Publishes The Archaeological Journal annually. One day Spring and Autumn meetings and one week Summer Meetings. Occasional seminars. Monthly Lecture Programme October-May. Research Grants Awarded Annually.

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