Past HADAS Lectures

9th January 2018 Prof. Christopher Scull “ The Anglo-Saxon princely burial at Prittlewell, Essex.”

13th February 2018: Dr Matthew Symonds. ‘Protecting the Roman Empire: understanding fortlets and frontiers’.

13h March 2018: Roman London’s First Voices: Roman writing-tablets from Bloomberg, London.  Dr Roger Tomlin.

10th April 2018: Stuart Cakebread The Greater London Historical Environment Record.

8th May 2018: Mark Smith The archaeology of WW1Tuesday

9th October 2018: Suzanne Taylor Motor Launch M.L. 286-The Not So Silent WWI Movy Hulked at Isleworth Ait.

13th November : The Rose – Shakespeare’s Secret Playhouse – a film made by Suzanne Marie Taylor, Anthony Lewis and Siegffried Loew-Walker.

9th May 2017The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost JewelsHazel Forsyth
11th April 2017Where Moses stoodRobert Feather
14th March 2017Bugging the Nazis the WW2: Trent Park’s Secret HistoryDr Helen Fry
14th February 2017London ceramics at the time of the Great FireJacqui Pearce
10th January 2017My Uncle, the Battle of Britain VCJames Nicolson
8th November 2016From Londinium to Lundenburgh – the development of Anglo-Saxon LondonLyn Blackmore
11th October 2016Women in Medieval LondonProf Caroline Barron
10th May 2016Hadrian’s Wall: life on Rome’s northern frontierMatt Symonds
12th April 2016In the lift to the beach: a visit to the Lundenwic waterfrontDouglas Killock
8th March 2016Crossrail Archaeological ProjectJay Carver
9th February 2016Medieval Middlesex- the archaeological remainsAdam Corsini
12th January 2016The Royal Palaces of EnfieldIan Jones
10th November 2015History of the RNLIKeith Cunningham
13th October 2015Scientific methods in archaeologyDr Caroline Cartwright
12th May 2015The Knights Templar and their London ConnectionsRobert Stephenson


14th April 2015The former Inglis Barracks Mill Hill: a small dot on a very large landscapeIan Cipin (PCA)




10th March 2015Archaeology: some history, achievements and crises – going full circleRobin Densem
10th February 2015An assorted history of Singapore: featuring the Mill Hill connections and the Five Foot WayRob Kayne
13th January 2015Late Roman fortifications in northern France and their social implicationsJames Bromwich
11th November 2014A Hamlet in Hendon – the Church Terrace site from the Mesolithic to the 21st CenturyJacqui Pearce (MOLA)
14th October 2014Stepping into Britain: The early human occupation of northern Europe.Nick Ashton (British Museum)
13th May 2014The Bishop’s Hunting Park in HighgateMalcolm Stokes (HADAS member)
8th April 2014House Mill and its restorationBrian James-Strong & Beverley Charters
11th March 2014The Sandridge Coin HoardDavid Thorold
11th February 2014The Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon burialIan Blair (MOLA)
14th January 2014The Naval Graveyards of GreenwichMalcolm Godfrey
12th November 2013Lions on Kunulua – excavations of Early Bronze and Iron Age periods at Tell Tayinat, Hatay, TurkeyDr Fiona Haughey
8th October 2013Brunel’s tunnel under the ThamesRobert Hulse
14th May 201310,000 years of history beneath your feet: the Bankside foreshoreDr Fiona Haughey


9th April 2013Nautical Archaeology – past, present and futureEliott Wragg (replacement)
12th March 2013The Railway Heritage TrustAndy Savage
12th February 2013From Logboat to Warrior: The evolution of the wooden shipEliott Wragg


8th January 2013The Reign of AkhenatenLucia Gahlin
13th November 2012Archaeological discoveries in SouthwarkPeter Moore
9th October 2012The life and legacy of George PeabodyChristine Wagg
8th May 2012Bumps, Bombs and Birds: the history and archaeology of RSPB reservesRobin Standring
10th April 2012Conservation Techniques in Stone MasonryStephen Critchley
13th March 2012It’s all in the bonesJelena Bekvalac
21st February 2012The Medieval Cellars of WinchelseaRichard Comotto
10th January 2012The Merchant Taylors’ Great Feast 1607Ann Saunders
8th November 2011Thames Discovery ProgrammeNathalie Cohen
11th October 2011Silchester: the revelation of an Iron Age and Roman city


Dr John Creighton
10th May 2011The Markfield Beam EngineKen Brereton
12th April 2011Bomb damage in London and MiddlesexDr Robin Woolven
8th March 2011The archaeology of BaldockKeith J Fitzpatrick-Matthews
8th February 2011The Roman Wooden Water Pump – an ingenious machineDr Richard Stein
11th January 2011Science as a tool to help understand London’s archaeologyJane Siddel
9th November 2010Archaeology and the OlympicsDavid Divers
12th October 2010Behind the scenes on Time TeamRaksha Dave
11th May 2010Graeco-Roman Period Funerary Practices in EgyptJohn J Johnson
13th April 2010The Great Western Railway comes to the Thames ValleyJohn Chapman
9th March 2010The History of RAF Bentley PrioryErica Ferguson
9th February 2010The Trendles ProjectWilliam Cumber
12th January 2010The Archaeology of Anglo-Jewry in London 1066-1290 and 1656-1850Ken Marks
10th November 2009Bricks and Skeletons: St John the Evangelist 1632 Brick Church Ruin, StanmoreDr Freddie Hicks
13th October 2009Excavations at St Martin in the FieldsAlison Telfer
12th May 2009The Guildhall Roman AmphitheatreFrancis Grew
14th April 2009An album of treasuresAnn Saunders
10th March 2009The Royal Gunpowder MillsRichard Thomas
10th February 2009The building of the UndergroundTony Earle
13th January 2009An exploration of the Western Desert of EgyptNicole Douek


11th November 2008Bletchley Park: Enigma – how cracking the enemy codes led to the world’s first computerHugh Davies
14th October 2008Excavations at Prescot Street – E1Chaz Morse – Project Officer, L-P Archaeology
13th May 2008Finds from Roman LondonAngela Wardle – MoLAS Finds Specialist
8th April 2008Clifton Rocks RailwayPeter Davey – Bristol Tram Photograph Collection
11th March 2008The work of the Churches Conservation TrustChloe Cockerill – Regional Development Manager
12th February 2008The archaeology of Dorset – a time-torn landscapeChristopher Sparey-Green BA MIFA
8th January 2008The work of a Finds Liaison OfficerKate Sutton – MoL
13th November 2007Mata Hari’s glass eye and other tales: a history of archaeology and aerial photographyMartyn Barber – English Heritage Aerial Survey
9th October 2007Thomas Telford (1757-1834) 250th Anniversary lectureDenis Smith – lecturer in Industrial Archaeology
8th May 2007Trams of North West LondonDavid Berguer – Friern Barnet & District Local History Society Chairman and curatorial volunteer at the London Transport Museum
10th April 2007In the footsteps of the famous in High BarnetPaul Baker – City of London guide
13th March 2007The London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) in the early daysEileen Bowlt – LAMAS Chairman
13th February 2007The end of Roman Britain – what ended, when & how?Dr Andrew Gardner – lecturer in the archaeology of the Roman Empire, Institute of Archaeology UCL
9th January 2007British Post Box design & use – the first 150 yearsStephen Knight – Curator of the Colne Valley Postal Museum, Essex
14th November 2006South Mimms Castle – its historyBrian Warren – Hon Archivist, Potters Bar & District Historical Society
10th October 2006The Queen of ShebaNadia Durrani – Assistant Editor, Current Archaeology
9th May 2006Kingsbury Old ChurchAndy Agate
11th April 2006Maintaining order, fighting chaos: evidence for Egyptian warfare in the Petrie MuseumKathryn Piquette – Institute of Archaeology UCL
14th March 2006Reinventing the Middle Ages: the Museum of London’s new Medieval London GalleryMeriel Jeater – Assistant Curator, Dept. of Early London History and Collections MoL
14th February 2006The archaeology of Buddhism in Eastern IndiaDr Robert Harding – Institute of Archaeology UCL
10th January 2006Conservation & ArchaeologyJon Finney – London Borough of Barnet
8th November 2005The photography of small archaeological findsEdwin Baker – Formally a photographer with the British Museum & MoLAS
11th October 2005Palaeolithic Art: Soft curves & fuller figures – images of women in the art of the Old Stone AgeJill Cook – British Museum