Southampton Archaeology Society

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SAS Events

Meetings are held at St. Joseph’s Hall, Bugle Street,

Southampton  SO14 2AH

Bring your friends — free to members and £3 per visitor. Non-members may pay at the door by cheque or cash. Please bring exact sum.

7:30pm unless otherwise stated. 

Currently no refreshments and for the time being, everyone is asked to wear a face mask.

2021-2022 Season Lecture List

We have done a risk assessment for our talks during the Covid-19 pandemic. This can be viewed here.



9th November

2020: A year to remember by Jo Bailey, Southampton’s Monuments and Memorials Officer

14th December (7pm)

The Hither Side of the Hedge by Jigfoot with Jo and Simon Harmer (Christmas buffet and entertainment for members and their guests). Extra charge



11th January (Zoom)

Dressing the (female) elite in Copper Age Iberia: the Montelirio beaded garments (Valencia de la Concepción, Seville)

by Dr Marta Diaz-Guardamino, Durham University

8th February

The Victorian discovery of Palaeolithic Southampton by Francis Wenban-Smith, Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes, University of Southampton

8th March

Nokalakevi-Archaeopolis: the Triple-Walled Fortress of Lazika by Dr Paul Everill, University of Winchester

12th April

Places of the Past - the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Hampshire by Jenny Durrant, Finds Liaison Officer for Hampshire

10th May

Annual General Meeting, followed by

an Update on Southampton Archaeology Unit’s projects by Andy Russel

Other Events


2nd October

1338 French raid anniversary walking tour

Join historian and guide Andy Skinner in exploring the setting, scene and history othe infamous French Raid of 1338, in this special walking tour around the anniversary of the raid itself.  Meet 10.50am in St Michael’s Square, Bugle Street in the Old Town; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Cost per person £8, tickets available from wegottickets.com/southampton.


3rd October

'Murder, Mystery & Mayhem part 1’.  

2.00pm Southampton Old Cemetery, The Common, Southampton (Hill Lane side).  Led by Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery (FoSOC): Advance booking advised via the website fosoc.org Meet at the main gate by the lodge; walks are free but donations are welcome!  Places are available at present.