National Organisations

Chapels Society

1. exists to foster public interest in and knowledge of the architectural and historical importance of nonconformist (that is, non-Anglican) places of worship, former places of worship and their contents and related structures in the U.K; 2. seeks wherever possible to promote the survival of such buildings, either for their original purposes or sensitively adapted […]

Aerial Archaeology Research Group

Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between all those actively involved in aerial photography, remote sensing, photo interpretation and field archaeology. Membership from the UK and 21 other countries. Annual conference, and twice yearly journal. Web site is kept up to date with news, events, plus contents lists from back issues […]

Tools and Trades History Society

The society was founded to further the knowledge and understanding of hand-tools and the trades and people that used them. Awards and grants scheme available for related work. Three formal 1 day meetings and a weekend conference each year, plus many informal local group meetings.

National Archaeology Week

The aim of this annual event is for young people and their families to be encouraged to visit sites of archaeological/historical interest or museums/heritage and resource centres, to see archaeology in action and take part in activities on-site. Activities typically include: site tours, excavations, artefact handling, surveying, coin striking, themed food, Roman games, object identification, […]

Early Mines Research Group

Small group of affiliated researchers. Carries out experimental early metallurgy and recording and excavation. With a specialism in the study of prehistoric mines (in particular Bronze Age mines in England and Wales). Occasional grant supported digs. Carries out contract work on historical mine sites. Website: www.earlyminesresearchgroup.co.uk/

British Archaeological Awards

British Archaeological Awards makes awards for archaeologists in various categories. The Awards are made every two years, and the closing date for the next award is 31st May 2006.

Quern Study Group

Studies portable (non lithic) stone artefacts of all periods from many different parts of the world with a particular interest in querns. Meets in September each year and produces a newsletter in April.

Ecclesiological Society

Programme of lectures, conferences, tours and visits to pursue study of church art, architecture and liturgy. Publishes newsletter/journal three times a year and produces other publications.

Pillbox Study Group

International Society engaged in the research and recording of small scale fortifications world wide. Publishes a newsletter. Holds occasional study days. International membership.

Society of Antiquaries of London

Our foremost archaeological society with an excellent library. In its fine premises next door to the Royal Academy, the Society acts as host to many other organisations and conferences, and plays an important role in providing a forum for archaeology and the historic environment.

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