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Meetings programme

Every year, the RAI arranges at least three Meetings for its members. The Autumn and Spring meetings consist of one-day or weekend visits to buildings and monuments. Specialist guides accompany us on the visits, many of which provide access to buildings not usually open to the public.

The Summer Meeting is held in a British, Irish or European location. In addition to a comprehensive programme of guided visits to places of special interest, there are evening lectures, and on the last evening, the Annual Dinner of the Institute. The Summer Meeting report is usually published with the following Archaeological Journal.

A few past meetings in London Docklands and Suffolk have been filmed.

Forthcoming Meetings 2019 - 22

As there are to be no more paper fliers for meetings (field trips), this note is to give members a heads up. (This notice will be updated when dates and further details are available.)

To express an interest in the following meetings, please contact the Assistant Meetings Secretary, Caroline Raison, ahead of the dates and she will send the full details. Enquiries to: Caroline Raison, csraison [at] or 48 Park Avenue, Princes Avenue, Hull HU5 3ES

SPRING, 10-12 MAY: Peterborough and Environs booking form and information
Visiting: Flag Fen (and lecture on Flag Fen on the Friday evening), Longthorpe Tower, Peterborough Cathedral, Castor, Cynburgs Church and settlement, Peakirk Church
Price: £158 per person (includes all entrance fees, coach trips, supper on 11th May and lunch on 12th May)
Accommodation and Travel: Members should arrange their own accommodation and travel

Summer, 6-13 July: Dumfries and Galloway information and booking form (Tickets are for members only)
Visiting: Dumfries- Burns House and Mausoleum, St Ninian’s Chapel, Drumlanrig Castle, Whithorn, Glenluce Abbey, New Abbey Corn Mill, Whithorn Priory, Drumtroddan Stones, Wanlockhead Lead Mines, Drumcoltran Tower, Threave Castle, Sweetheart Abbey, Kirkcudbright Museum, Broughton Houser Garden, Crichton Royal Church, Dundrennan Abbey, MacLellans Castle, Lincluden College, Caerlaverock Castle, Ruthwell Cross, Dumfries Camera Obscura, Kagyu Samye Buddhist Monastery.
Price: Single room: £806; Double/Twin room: £702 (includes bed and breakfast, dinner, packed lunch and all entrance fees)
Accommodation and travel: Based at the Best Western Station Hotel, Dumfries. Members should arrange their own travel (see flyer).
Booking deadline: 26 April

Autumn, 19 October: Reading

Spring, 14-17 May: Dover
Summer, 4-11 July: Copenhagen & Malmö
Autumn, date to be confirmed: Newark

Spring, 13-16 May: Pontefract and Environs
Summer, 10-17 July: Conwy
Autumn, 16 October: Bletchley

Spring, 12-15 May: Bath

Please note that non-members are not covered by the Royal Archaeological Institute’s Public Liability Insurance and they must arrange their own insurance to enable them to attend Institute events.

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