Current Archaeology Live! 2019

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Current Archaeology Live! 2019

8-9 March 2019
Senate House, London

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Senate House, London

8-9 March 2019

Current Archaeology Live! 2019 will be returning to the University of London’s Senate House on 8-9 March. We will be hearing from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and it’s set to be an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days!


Tickets are now on sale, and subscribers to Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology can get a special discounted rate. Use the links below to buy your tickets through our secure online ordering system, or alternatively you can give our dedicated subscriptions team a call on 020 8819 5580, quoting ‘CONF19WC’.

Subscriber Price: £99 –

Full Price: £139 –

Provisional Timetable

Bonus Activity: Sunday 10 March

Join archaeologists from the Thames Discovery Programme for a guided walk to explore the archaeological remains on the Thames Foreshore in London. We will be running two 90-minute walks for CA Live! delegates, both starting at 10.30am, one exploring the north bank of the river and one the south.

Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance – they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details about the activity, and for how to book, click here.

Editor-in-Chief’s Dinner

We would like to invite anyone attending Current Archaeology Live! 2019 to join us at a special Editor-in-Chief’s dinner after the conference on Friday 8th March. The meal will take place directly after the evening reception, at the Goodge Street branch of Spaghetti House at 7:30pm, and will be attended by our founder and Editor-in-Chief Andrew Selkirk, and co-founder, Wendy Selkirk.

There will be an option to choose from a set menu priced at £22.95 for three courses. Please note this is an optional extra not included in your conference ticket, and meals will be charged for separately by the restaurant. For more information, and to see the menu, click here.

Current Archaeology Awards

Voting has now closed for the 11th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of the magazine over the past 12 months, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.

These awards are voted for entirely by the public – there are no panels of judges.

Click on the links below to find out about the nominees in each category:

Archaeologist of the Year

Research Project of the Year

Rescue Project of the Year

Book of the Year

Voting has now closed, and the winners will be announced at the special awards ceremony on 8 March at Current Archaeology Live! 2019. Entry to the awards reception is included as part of the ticket for CA Live! – for more details, click here.

What to Expect at CA Live!

Our previous conferences have been great successes – watch the video below for a flavour of what to expect from these celebrated CA Live! events, and read on to see a few of your comments below. We look forward to seeing you all again at this coming one!

Exceeded expectations. I was expecting a lot and got more – it’s good to have access to good speakers and key personnel in the projects.

I flew all the way from Dubai for the conference and thoroughly enjoyed every presentation. It was an excellent weekend in a superb building with great biscuits.

I’ve been to every conference: I always expect to enjoy it, and I always do.

The event exceeded our expectation. We have an amateur interest in archaeology, mainly through television, and did have a concern that the event might be overly academic. This was not borne out, and we thought that all the speakers delivered interesting sets with Time Team presentation skills – and I mean that in a good way!

The organisers are to be congratulated for putting on a stimulating and wide-ranging programme.

Whole-Room View of the Beveridge Hall at Senate House during one of the sessions at CA Live!.

It entirely lived up to my expectations. The venue was excellent; a magnificent art deco building. The awards ceremony and drinks reception (with nice pastries, rather than just crisps) – and the rock group – was an enjoyable way to close the first day.

It was my first attendance and I was highly impressed. The organisation was very smooth and professional, the content of excellent quality and superbly presented, the venue accessible and comfortable.

Excellent speakers and presentations. Also met up with old friends and made new ones – a friendly atmosphere.

Richard-Buckley-CA-Live Richard Buckley of University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) gives a talk on how his team discovered Richard III, and the archaeology behind it, during the CA Live! conference in 2013.

Event was excellent value for money!

It was very interesting to hear current updated views from the contributors, all people qualified in their own disciplines. The event was well organised and gives one the opportunity to attend a centre where like-minded people can congregate and listen to current debate on topics.

AC8_6318-w Julian Richards (Meet the Ancestors) presents Phil Harding (Time Team) with the Archaeologist of the Year award, as part of the CA Archaeology Awards held during the evening reception on the Friday night each year.

Well-organised, well-run, and a superb range of speakers.

I have been to every conference since they began, and the range and variety of topics has been superb I can offer no improvements.