RAI Lectures Online

RAI online lectures

The RAI has decided to make its monthly lectures available online as videos, for members to watch from the comfort of their home. The Society of Antiquaries has very kindly allowed us to use their recording technology, and we hope that from now on all lectures will be recorded and made available to view after the event.

At the moment, we plan to make these lectures available only to our Ordinary members, with the possibility of making the lectures freely available after a year if the speakers are willing.


Lecture archive

Nathalie Cohen, Knole Unlocked: uncovering the hidden history of a great country house, 14 February 2018

Professor Oliver Creighton, The Archaeology of anarchy? landscapes of War and Status in 12th-century England, 10 January 2018

Dr Michael Lewis, 20 Years of Treasure, 13 December 2017

Dr Steve Willis, Two decades of research on the Lincolnshire Wolds: the discovery of a forgotten Roman landscape, 8 November 2017

Dr Duncan Garrow, The Lewis lochs project: exploring the earliest crannogs in Britain, 11 October 2017

Professor Timothy Champion, A brief history of RAI Presidents, 10 May 2017

Rónán Swan, New Routes to the Past: discoveries by road and light rail scheme archaeology in Ireland, 8 March 2017

Dr Antony Firth, The East Coast War Channels in the First World War, 8 February 2017

Professor Colin Haselgrove, The rise and fall of the late Iron Age royal site at Stanwick, North Yorkshire, 11 January 2017

Rachel Newman, Dacre, Cumbria, the early medieval monastery described by the Venerable Bede, 14 December 2016

Dr Mike Bishop, The Trojan Horseman: The Myth and Reality of the Crosby Garrett Helmet, 9 November 2016

Jay Carver, Portals to the Past. Controlling risk and maximising benefit on the Crossrail Archaeology Programme, 12 October 2016

Professor Timothy Champion, The making of the southern English landscape: a prehistorian's view, 11 May 2016

Shaun Richardson, Wressle Castle, East Yorkshire: Beginning to End, 13 April 2016

Dr Sebastian Becker, Connecting Through Images: on the significance of branded imagery in later Prehistoric Europe, 13 April 2016

Lawrence Billington, 'Squeezing Blood from Stones': lithic scatters and landscape occupation in Mesolithic Eastern England, 13 April 2016

Dr Marcus Brittain, The Mundane and the Macabre: A brief outline of the Ham Hill Archaeology project, 13 April 2016

Dr Andy Jones, The Whitehorse Hill Cist and its Remarkable Contents, 9 March 2016

Steffie Shields, 'Moving Heaven & Earth' - celebrating Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-1783) and his legacy, 10 February 2016

Dr Frank Meddens, Ports, Limbs and other appendages; the archaeological signature of Cinque port confederation sites, 13 January 2016

Dr Rebecca Jones, Roman Camps in Britain: known unknowns, 9 December 2015

Dr Clive Waddington, Rescued from the Sea: excavation of a remarkable Mesolithic to medieval archaeological and palaeoenvironmental sequence at Low Hauxley, Northumberland, 11 November 2015

Tony Wilmott, 'The Whitby Abbey Headland: 21 years of archaeological endeavour', 14 October 2015

Professor David Hinton, 'Britons and Saxons in East Dorset and West Hampshire', 13 May 2015

Sadie Watson, 'Excavations at Bloomberg London: New discoveries along the Walbrook', 8 April 2015

Dr John Crook, 'The domestic buildings of St George's College, Windsor - history, archaeological recording and new discoveries', 11 March 2015

Professor Julian Richards, 'The Viking Great Army at Torksey', 11 February 2015

Professor Will Bowden, 'Urbanism in the land of the Iceni: Recent research at Venta Icenorum', 14 January 2015

Dr Vicki Cummings, 'Building the great dolmens: monumental construction in the early Neolithic of Britain and Ireland', 10 December 2014

Matt Leonard, 'Digging in the dark: modern conflict archaeology beneath the Western Front', 12 November 2014

Dr Gabor Thomas, 'Places of Power and the Conversion of Anglo-Saxon Kent: New Archaeological Perspectives from Lyminge, Kent', 8th October 2014

Professor David Hinton, 'Peasants' property and possessions', 14th May 2014.

Professor Ian Haynes, 'Gods, altars and temples at Roman Maryport', 9th April 2014.

Jane Rutherfoord, 'The astonishing medieval wall paintings at St. Cadoc's, Llancarfan, in South Wales', 12th March 2014.

Dr Louise Loe, 'A Viking Age mass grave, Ridgeway Hill, Dorset', 12th February 2014.

Dr Alison Sheridan, Professor Julian Thomas and Professor Alasdair Whittle debate on 'How and why did Britain become Neolithic?', 8th January 2014.

Ian Barnes, 'Archaeology within the National Trust', 11th December 2013.

Dr Michael O'Brien, 'The Monuments of the Khmer Empire from the 6th to the 13th centuries A.D.', 13th November 2013.

Professor Warwick Rodwell and Marie Louise Sauerberg, 'The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone re-examined', 10th April 2013.

Professor Tim Champion, 'Kings of the Iron Age', 13th March 2013.

Professor David Breeze and Professor Eberhard Sauer, 'The limits of imperial power: the function of military frontier walls', 13th February 2013.

Dr Anna Keay, 'Kenilworth Castle: the progress and the hunt', 9th January 2013.

Conor Newman, 'The oldest Irish tradition: Tara and sacral kingship', 12th December 2012.

Professor Helena Hamerow, 'The origins of the kingdom of Wessex: the archaeology of the Gewisse', 14th November 2012.

Dr Steven Brindle and Brian Kerr, 'Royal Windsor: the castle reassessed', 10th October 2012.

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