Current Archaeology Live! 2020

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Current Archaeology Live! 2020

28-29 February 2020
Senate House, London

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Senate House, London
28-29 February 2020

Returning to the University of London’s Senate House, Current Archaeology
Live! 2020 will be held on 28-29 February 2020 (Friday/Saturday). We will be hearing from
the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking research, and
we are looking forward to an entertaining, stimulating, and enjoyable two days – we hope you
will join us!

Information update
For anyone with concerns about the recent coronavirus, we have checked that none of our speakers or attendees live in the affected areas.



Tickets are now on sale, and subscribers to Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology can get a 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 ‘CONF20WC’.

Subscriber Price: £109 –

Full Price: £149 –


Archaeology Awards

The conference ticket will also include entry to the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards,
held during the drinks reception on the Friday evening – join us for drinks and entertainment,
rub shoulders with the experts themselves, and be there as the winners are announced!

The awards pay tribute to archaeology’s star projects and publications that made the pages
of CA this year, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions
to archaeology. They are voted for entirely by the public – there are no panels of judges – so
we urged you to get involved and select the projects, publications, and people you wanted to

Click here to find out about all the nominees.

Editor-in-Chief’s Dinner

We would like to invite anyone attending Current Archaeology Live! 2020 to join us at a special Editor-in-Chief’s dinner after the conference on Friday 28th February.  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.

Please note this is an optional extra not included in your conference ticket, and meals will be charged for separately by the restaurant. Space is limited, and booking is required – click here for more details.

What to Expect at CA Live!

Our previous conferences have been great successes – read all about the 2019 conference here, 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.