BAS Saturday Lecture (Zoom)

Saturday 26 June 2.15 for 2.30 pm 

Bells Of Buckinghamshire

Speaker: Chris Pickford

Chris was formerly County Archivist for Bedfordshire. bellsHe is an authority on bells and bell-frames in the Midlands and is currently helping with the re-hanging of the bells at Little Horwood.

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

Summer Outings 2021


Doug Stuckey, Hon Secretary of BAS and coordinator for the current AAG excavation at Great Linford

Doug will take us on a virtual tour of St Andrew’s church, Great Linfordthe Alms-houses, Great Linford Manor and the Gardens including the Ha-ha.  Georgian House and gardens on William and Mary foundations, replacing a previous Tudor Mansion, with an 11th Century Church. A little gem hiding in Milton Keynes.



To register for this virtual outing (on Zoom) click Here

BAS Saturday Lecture (online)

Saturday 24th July 2021: 14:15 for 14:30

Purchasing Paradise: the money that financed the Great Gardens
Speaker Professor Sir Rodrick Floud  BAS Member
Roderick Floud, explores the records which tell their stories bucks gardenand those of the men who created them. The results will surprise even the most devoted of gardeners.






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.

BAS AAG Thursday evening meetings

The Active Archaeology Group (AAG) meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month during the winter.  These meetings are now online (Zoom) while COVID-19 precautions continue.  Our programme will start again in October 2021, hopefully in the Museum , with the session streamed on Zoom for those that cannot get to the Museum.

All meetings are at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, and start at 7.30pm. Entrance is from the footpath on the side of the building that faces St Mary’s Churchyard.
• All meetings are in three parts: a practical archaeology session or speaker on a recent excavation; a break for tea, coffee and biscuits; then reports on our current and recent archaeology projects. All welcome.

Historic documents cataloguing appeal raises £2,455

The society’s recent appeal for funds to complete the cataloguing of the BAS deeds collection of over 11,000 documents has raised £2,455 – and we will be able to add to this by reclaiming tax under the Gift Aid scheme.

So thanks are due to all who have donated. The fund will be sent to the Bucks Records Society, who are funding the work at Buckinghamshire Archive. The new catalogue will make the document collection accessible for research.

If you have not yet donated you can still do so by clicking here.