Current Archaeology magazine’s annual conference, CA Live! 2024, in partnership with UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, will take place on 24 February 2024 at the Institute of Education in London. Tickets are now available at the early bird rate of £45 (full price £60) – book here www.archaeology.co.uk/live
Saturday December 9th from 2:15pm:
Discovering Buckinghamshire Horse Mills
Speaker: Mike Farley (BAS VP)
The county’s wind and watermills have received much attention, but few are aware of the existence of the more ephemeral horse mills that are first recorded here in the medieval period. Mike will describe his own research on this interesting topic and hopes that research by others will bring further examples to light.
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).
Tuesday 12th December 2023 19:30
AAG Christmas party and Quiz
Speaker Doug Stuckey
A review of AAG activity in 2023 and a Picture Quiz (for fun) on GB Castles.
The Museum session will include Christmas nibbles (please bring a plate) while the presentation/quiz and good wishes will also be on Zoom.
Register for this meeting Here if you want to attend via zoom, otherwise please come to the Museum.
Newsletter Autumn 2023
The societies latest newsletter is available online
(and can be downloaded) Here
The new County Council have launched the long awaited update to the online Heritage Portal for Buckinghamshire. The new online service has a current search engine and is linked directly to the HER database – so new entries are available via the portal immediately.
Access the new portal Here
Saturday 9 October: From Cuneiform to Codex
Speaker: Michael Ghirelli, Editor of the BAS Newsletter
The 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 2.30pm. Lasting about one hour plus time for discussion. Refreshments are available after the event.
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.
- You can read the full conference-on-the-web report here.
- View earlier BAS reports on archaeological sites affected by HS2 here.
The online conference was recorded. We will try and bring you a link to it as soon as we can.
The talk by Professor Barry Cunliffe, acknowledged expert of the Iron Age, was attended by around 180 people in Amersham last Saturday. For full details click here
Thursday 6th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.
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.
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