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North Hertfordshire Archaeological Society

Programme of monthly lectures September to May, and various walks and talks. Chairman tutors courses on archaeology throughout the local area for Cambridge University and W.E.A. List available on application. Francis Pryor MBE is the Hon. President. Contact Details Website:

Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society

SAHS covers the whole of Staffordshire. The society was founded in 1959 and has published transactions almost annually since. It is a large society with a considerable institutional membership. Talks by eminent speakers are given throughout the winter months to meetings of the society. In the summer months other events are organised for the varied […]

Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire

Regular programme of lecture meetings and excursions mainly to sites in Nottinghamshire. Produces various publications including Transactions of the Society, volumes in the Records Series and a regular newsletter. The county’s principal historical and archaeological society, promoting research, publication and knowledge of Nottinghamshire’s history.

Wetland Archaeological Research Project (WARP)

WARP promotes research and practice in Wetland Archaeology world-wide. It has co-organised recent conferences in Exeter, Dublin, Florida and Washington State. The September 2005 conference, organised with SWAP (Scottish Wetland Archaeology Research Project) will be in Edinburgh – see for details. WARP publishes the Journal of Wetland Archaeology, with JWA4 and JWA5 due in […]

Rent a Peasant

Living History Interpreters of everyday agricultural and domestic life from Roman to Tudor times. Talks and demonstrations given using a wide range of reproduction artefacts and, where venue permits, live farm animals.

Centre for Scottish Urban History

Engaged in assessment of the archaeological and historical importance of historic towns in Scotland. Carrying out the Scottish Burgh Survey Project for Historic Scotland. Volunteers accepted for historical research.

First Light: Urswick Origins Discovery Programme

In 2002 a major early Christian monastic site was identified at Great Urswick, Cumbria. In 2003 evidence for the Roman origins of this site was located. A small amount of excavation work will take place in 2006.