National Organisations

Hillfort Study Group

Membership is intended for people currently active in hillfort related research. The group organises an annual 3-4 day field trip in the spring and a one day series of lectures in November.

Vernacular Architecture Group

A society to study smaller traditional buildings. A winter and spring conference and an annual journal. The ‘Vernacular Architecture Group Dendrochronology Database’ & the VAG bibliography are available on ADS website at:

Hadrianic Society

The aim of the Society is to promote the study of Hadrian’s Wall, The Roman army and Roman frontiers in general.

Liverpool University, Higher Education Academy

As part of the History, Classics and Archaeology subject centre, Archaeology HCA support teaching and learning in higher education across the UK. Please see the website for further details.

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.

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