The June Lloyd Lecture


June Lloyd was a keen amateur archaeologist and a founder of WARG in 1972. She took a leading role in WARG, including eight years as Chairman. WARG holds a biennial lecture in her memory.

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For Winchester Archaeology and Local History

The June Lloyd Lecture 2022: Friday March 4th


The role of women in Anglo-Saxon Wessex during the conversion period


with Dr Helena Hamerow (Oxford University)



February 22nd 2019    Jim Leary    

Dr. Jim Leary gave an overview of the Leverhulme Trust-funded project Extending Histories: From Medieval Mottes to Prehistoric Round Mounds, which aimed to discover the history of monumental mounds in the English landscape. The lecture will bring together evidence from detailed analytical earthwork survey, geoarchaeological techniques and a comprehensive dating programme to determine the date of construction, sequence of development and environmental context of 20 castle mottes from across England.


With what was then English Heritage Jim, as ‘Archaeologist (Prehistory)’, conducted major excavations into Silbury Hill in 2007 and 2008, as well as in Pewsey Vale. He has been ‘Field Archaeologist in Residence’ at the McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge, and Director of the Archaeology Field School, at Reading University, conducting major excavations in Wiltshire. He is now Lecturer in Field Archaeology at the University of York.



February 12th 2017    Mike Fulford

Silchester: the Iron Age & Roman Town – a 500 year history


Professor Fulford, professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading, has worked on the amazing site of Silchester since the early 1970s and is the acknowledged expert. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and also of the British Academy, he has published widely on Romano-British and Roman archaeology. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011 as recognition of his services to this branch of archaeology, he was also voted by the public as Archaeologist of the Year in Current Archaeology’s 2015 awards.



February 13th 2015   Lucinda Hawksley

March, Women, March


February 22nd 2013   Julian Richards

WARG was delighted to welcome Julian Richards, TV personality and writer, to give the fourth lecture in the series. His title “Stonehenge—Whatever Next”


February 2011  Derek Keene

We welcomed Professor Derek Keene, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, to give the third memorial lecture: “Symbolic Landscapes in Medieval Winchester”


February 2009  Barry Cunliffe   

Professor Sir Barrington Windsor Cunliffe, better known as Barry, gave the second lecture in the Winchester Guildhall: “Roman Rural Settlement on the Hampshire Chalklands”  Member’s Record


February 2007   Martin Biddle

This first, acclaimed, lecture in memory of June Lloyd saw Professor Martin Biddle discuss the connections between the Old Minster at Winchester, Charlemagne and Jerusalem  Member’s Record