Lectures 2023/2024

Monthly lectures (except January and August) are held at 8.00 p.m. either on Zoom or in Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane Enfield (close to Chase Side). Doors open 7.30 p.m. Visitors are very welcome (£1.50 per person). A map showing the location of Jubilee Hall is available here

The link to access zoom lectures will be sent the day before to all members on our e-mail list and will also be published below.

  Please note that, beginning in December, lectures will begin at 7:30pm — for meetings in Jubilee Hall doors will open at 7:00pm
Friday 15th September Jubilee Hall London’s Waterfront 1666 to 1800 and Londons involvement in Slavery
John Scofield
Friday 13th October Jubilee Hall Roman road to a dual carriageway - archaeological consultancy on the A66 Norther Transpennine Project
David Lakin
Ove Arup and Partners
Friday 10th November Jubilee Hall Towards a Geoarchaeology of London
Jason Stewart
Friday 8th December Jubilee Hall The Petroglyph Survey
Anna Nicola
Friday 12th January Zoom Musing the Mithraeum (the Wallbrook Mithraeum)
Jane Sidell
Historic England
Friday 9th February Jubilee Hall The Southsea Coastal Defence Scheme: Future Proofing Against Sea Level Rise
Holly Rodgers
Friday 8th March Jubilee Hall TBA
Claire Cogar

Recent Zoom Lectures

Friday 11th November

Tools in Roman London

Owen Humphreys (Senior Finds Specialist, Museum of London Archaeology)

The Museum of London contains one of the largest and best preserved collections of Roman metal tools in Europe. This project, a collaborative venture between the Museum of London and University of Reading, has catalogued over 900 tools from museums and commercial units operating in the city. These objects give an insight into practices which are otherwise almost invisible; woodwork, leatherwork, fine metalworking and urban farming to name a few. In doing so, these objects provide new perspectives on the social, technological, and economic life of the city and its inhabitants. This talk will focus on the key findings relating to the society of Roman London, including evidence of specialisation and cross-craft interaction, changing working practices, immigration and colonial exploitation.

Friday 14th October

10,000 Years of Brentford: The Early History of a Riverside Town

Jon Cotton

Friday 9th September

19 Years Under the Trowel: how Elsyng Palace was Excavated 2004 – 2022

Dr Martin J. Dearne

See below for the video of this talk; the slides can be dowloaded here