WARG organises talks, visits, field work and excavations in the local area. All meetings are held at The Hampshire Records Office, Sussex Street, Winchester for 7:30pm start unless otherwise stated.

Non-members: Unfortunately, due to restricted numbers at our venues, we cannot accommodate non-members at our meetings at the moment. To join please email membership@warg.org.uk, or download an application form.

Members: Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to ensure a seat!

Abstracts: More information about each talk is available here.


What’s On

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For Winchester Archaeology and Local History



November 11th

1889  -  Trade & Tragedy in a West-country Seaport 

with Alex Lewis


December 9th

The Amesbury Archer and Boscombe Bowmen: 15 years on. An update on recent discoveries at Amesbury with Andy Manning



January 13th

New Year Party

February 10th

Bursledon Brickworks with Bob Marshall

March 9th

The Origins of Us: Latest developments in human evolution with Dr. James Cole

April 6th

The Big Dig: Return to Barton Stacey

May 11th

Power by design: How Hitler dictated his brand with Charles Harris

September 14th

Recent investigations at Winchester Cathedral with John Crook

October 12th

AGM and PhD candidate talks by

Tom Watson: “Winchester's Anglo- Saxon Saints";

John Merriman: “The impact of the Black Death (1348-49) on the clergy of the Winchester Diocese"

November 9th

A Life in Archaeology with Don Bryan

December 14th

CBA at 75 and CBA Wessex at 60

with Marjoleine Butler and Roland Smith

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