Summer Outing – Seer Green/Jordans July 2024

A series of walks around Seer Green, Hodgemoor Woods  and Jordans 

Led by Nigel and Janet RothwellBAS outings July 2024

Saturday 20th July, 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00 – Seer Green –  The Seer Green walks are each about 2.5km, mostly pavement, but some short stretches of woodland path.
Sunday 21st July, 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 – Hodgemoor WoodsThe Hodgemoor walk is on rougher woodland paths, which can be muddy if wet, and is about 3.5km
Saturday 27th July, 14.00-16.30 – Jordans –  The Jordans walk is about 2.5km, mostly pavement, but some short stretches of woodland path, and has one field stile.
The walks are arranged as part of the CBA ‘Festival of Archaeology’ and are also advertised on their web site.  Each walk is limited to 20 people. There is a charge of £5 for non BAS members
More details and booking for each walk can be found Here

BAS AAG evening meetings

Thursday 9th May 2024 19:30
Signposts from the Past; Etymology of local Place Names

Speaker Matt Carroll (LBDAHS)

Unravelling the past through place names.




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

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


BAS AGM and Saturday Lecture

Saturday May 11th, 2:00pm AGM and 2:45pm Lecture

BAS President:
Julian Hunt

Meeting agenda published in the 2024 Spring Newsletter

Recent investigations at Grims Ditch,
Speaker: Lucy Lawrence (BCAS)

Chiltern ditchLucy will update us on the results of excavations by HS2 (2021/22) and further geophysics by YAC members on this extensive (but enigmatic) Chilterns monument in 2023.



The AGM will start at 14:00 and the lecture will start after the AGM (circa 14:45) all on the same Zoom session.

This AGM and Lecture will be 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 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