Stewkley Church: a journey through 900 years

Stewkley ChurchThe village of Stewkley has a very fine example of a Norman church, keeping its primary architecture through 900 years of change. A ticketed illustrated talk as part of church fund raising is scheduled for Friday 15 March at 7.30pm, including refreshments .

Tickets will be £10 and can be ordered from the contact details on the image, payment by cash, BACS transfer to the PCC or by card through ‘Givey’.

BAS Saturday Lecture

Saturday February 10th from 2:15pm:
Curcus Monuments of Buckinghamshire and The Ouse Valley

Speaker: Dr David Saunders


CursusBuckinghamshire’s prehistoric history; as seen through some of the county’s earliest monuments.

David updated the Active Archaeology Group with some of his latest research into Cursus monument last year.  After more research he will present us with his thoughts on these enigmatic structures.


This Lecture will be presented at 14:30 in the Learning Zone at Discover Bucks Museum (Aylesbury) and will be streamed from there.


Please come to the Discover Bucks Museum or Register now for the online lecture Here  (We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).

BAS AAG evening meetings

Tuesday 13th February 2024 19:30
Hidden Historic Houses

Old houseSpeaker James Wright

James will present some of the clues and signs of Historic Houses hidden within current structures, many of which have seen extensive modifications and re-purposing over their long lifetimes. 

We will open the Museum (back gate) at 19:00.



Register for this meeting Here if you want to attend via zoom, otherwise please come to the Museum.

BAS Saturday Lecture (online)

Saturday 9 October:  From Cuneiform to Codex
Speaker: Michael Ghirelli, Editor of the BAS Newsletter
CuneiformThe earliest books were written by impressing signs on flat squares of soft clay that were then baked hard under the sun.






Register now for this online lecture Here  (We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).

 You can find the full BAS Lecture programme Here

Our lectures are free and (normally) located in the County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP starting at 2.30pmLasting about one hour plus time for discussion.  Refreshments are available after the event.

Hs2 conference-on-the-web has audience of 200+

HS2 Conference online

Two hundred people signed into the society’s first Conference-on-the-Web on Saturday 4 April. They heard and watched new archaeological discoveries across Buckinghamshire ahead of the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail line. They were all sitting safely in their own homes.

The speakers told of a Saxon longhouse excavated at Great Missenden, what appears to be a ceremonial circle on the route through the Chiltern escarpment at Wendover, Roman farm buildings in the Colne Valley, and a Saxon ‘sunken-floor’ building at Chetwode.

The on-line conference was a joint effort between the Bucks Archaeological Society and Fusion, who are the main archaeological contractors for HS2. Fusion provided the speakers and organised the ‘webinar’ technology which delivered the four-hour conference into people’s homes. Applause is difficult to project on-line, but a stream of email messages followed the end of the conference complimenting the speakers and the organisers.

The society’s members led the way by assessing the impact of HS2 on the county’s archaeology as soon as the HS2 project was announced in 2010.

The online conference was recorded. We will try and bring you a link to it as soon as we can.

Lectures in Marlow

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.

Kings, Power and Conversion in Anglo-Saxon England

Dr Gabor Thomas (Reading University), new archaeological perspectives from the Kingdom of Kent.

Main Hall, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50, students £1.50

Thursday 20th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.

The Archaeology of HS2 in Buckinghamshire

Lucy Lawrence (Bucks County Council Archaeology Officer) will outline how the Archaeology of HS2 is helping to answer some longstanding questions about the development and use of this historic landscape.

In the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50