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The Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI) is a leading national archaeology society, with a history dating back to 1844. Its interests span all aspects of the archaeological, architectural and landscape history of the British Isles.
Through our annual publication of the Archaeological Journal and our programme of monthly lectures, we have a strong tradition of presenting archaeological research. We also give grants to enable research projects, host conferences and run specialist tours for our members to archaeological sites, historic buildings and landscapes.
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9th November 2013, Temple Hall, York St. John University As part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, the Roman Antiquities Section of the YAS, the YAS and the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies jointly present a day-conference with papers by leading experts that will review past understanding and present current research. Cost: £19 for the day (RAS, YAS & SPRS members £17). Booking form and further information available from the Roman Archaeology Society.
Archaeology at the BBC is a collection of programmes charting the BBC’s first ventures into archaeology programming, dating back to the 1950s. This is available permanently, for free, to people in the UK.
The collection, curated by Robin Lane Fox, contains 20 archive programmes, including the 1950’s gem Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? and others featuring the legendary archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler.
The last lecture of this series will be presented at 5 pm. by Professor David Hinton. Since the AGM will begin at 4.45 pm., tea/coffee will be served from 4 pm.
The new lecture programme will begin on the 9th October.
At 3 pm, presentations will be given by three 'new' archaeologists from English Heritage, Cardiff University and Pre-Construct Archaeology. Topics include the interpretation of a Roman site on Hadrian’s Wall, geographical information systems and mapping, and environmental studies in the context of a commercial archaeological unit.
The 5 pm lecture, 'The coronation chair and stone of destiny re-examined', will be presented by Professor Warwick Rodwell and Marie Louise Sauerberg.
In partnership with the University of Chester, we will be holding this year's conference, 'The impact of Rome on the British Countryside', at the University of Chester, Riverside Campus from the 11th - 13th October. Keynote speaker: Professor Nico Roymans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). There will be a guided visit to various sites in North Wales on Monday, the 14th, led by Fiona Gale (Denbighshire County Archaeologist).