Past HADAS Lectures

Date Topic Speaker
9th May 2017 The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels Hazel Forsyth
11th April 2017 Where Moses stood Robert Feather
14th March 2017 Bugging the Nazis the WW2: Trent Park’s Secret History Dr Helen Fry
14th February 2017 London ceramics at the time of the Great Fire Jacqui Pearce
10th January 2017 My Uncle, the Battle of Britain VC James Nicolson
8th November 2016 From Londinium to Lundenburgh – the development of Anglo-Saxon London Lyn Blackmore
11th October 2016 Women in Medieval London Prof Caroline Barron
10th May 2016 Hadrian’s Wall: life on Rome’s northern frontier Matt Symonds
12th April 2016 In the lift to the beach: a visit to the Lundenwic waterfront Douglas Killock
8th March 2016 Crossrail Archaeological Project Jay Carver
9th February 2016 Medieval Middlesex- the archaeological remains Adam Corsini
12th January 2016 The Royal Palaces of Enfield Ian Jones
10th November 2015 History of the RNLI Keith Cunningham
13th October 2015 Scientific methods in archaeology Dr Caroline Cartwright
12th May 2015 The Knights Templar and their London Connections Robert Stephenson


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




10th March 2015 Archaeology: some history, achievements and crises – going full circle Robin Densem
10th February 2015 An assorted history of Singapore: featuring the Mill Hill connections and the Five Foot Way Rob Kayne
13th January 2015 Late Roman fortifications in northern France and their social implications James Bromwich
11th November 2014 A Hamlet in Hendon – the Church Terrace site from the Mesolithic to the 21st Century Jacqui Pearce (MOLA)
14th October 2014 Stepping into Britain: The early human occupation of northern Europe. Nick Ashton (British Museum)
13th May 2014 The Bishop’s Hunting Park in Highgate Malcolm Stokes (HADAS member)
8th April 2014 House Mill and its restoration Brian James-Strong & Beverley Charters
11th March 2014 The Sandridge Coin Hoard David Thorold
11th February 2014 The Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon burial Ian Blair (MOLA)
14th January 2014 The Naval Graveyards of Greenwich Malcolm Godfrey
12th November 2013 Lions on Kunulua – excavations of Early Bronze and Iron Age periods at Tell Tayinat, Hatay, Turkey Dr Fiona Haughey
8th October 2013 Brunel’s tunnel under the Thames Robert Hulse
14th May 2013 10,000 years of history beneath your feet: the Bankside foreshore Dr Fiona Haughey


9th April 2013 Nautical Archaeology – past, present and future Eliott Wragg (replacement)
12th March 2013 The Railway Heritage Trust Andy Savage
12th February 2013 From Logboat to Warrior: The evolution of the wooden ship Eliott Wragg


8th January 2013 The Reign of Akhenaten Lucia Gahlin
13th November 2012 Archaeological discoveries in Southwark Peter Moore
9th October 2012 The life and legacy of George Peabody Christine Wagg
8th May 2012 Bumps, Bombs and Birds: the history and archaeology of RSPB reserves Robin Standring
10th April 2012 Conservation Techniques in Stone Masonry Stephen Critchley
13th March 2012 It’s all in the bones Jelena Bekvalac
21st February 2012 The Medieval Cellars of Winchelsea Richard Comotto
10th January 2012 The Merchant Taylors’ Great Feast 1607 Ann Saunders
8th November 2011 Thames Discovery Programme Nathalie Cohen
11th October 2011 Silchester: the revelation of an Iron Age and Roman city


Dr John Creighton
10th May 2011 The Markfield Beam Engine Ken Brereton
12th April 2011 Bomb damage in London and Middlesex Dr Robin Woolven
8th March 2011 The archaeology of Baldock Keith J Fitzpatrick-Matthews
8th February 2011 The Roman Wooden Water Pump – an ingenious machine Dr Richard Stein
11th January 2011 Science as a tool to help understand London’s archaeology Jane Siddel
9th November 2010 Archaeology and the Olympics David Divers
12th October 2010 Behind the scenes on Time Team Raksha Dave
11th May 2010 Graeco-Roman Period Funerary Practices in Egypt John J Johnson
13th April 2010 The Great Western Railway comes to the Thames Valley John Chapman
9th March 2010 The History of RAF Bentley Priory Erica Ferguson
9th February 2010 The Trendles Project William Cumber
12th January 2010 The Archaeology of Anglo-Jewry in London 1066-1290 and 1656-1850 Ken Marks
10th November 2009 Bricks and Skeletons: St John the Evangelist 1632 Brick Church Ruin, Stanmore Dr Freddie Hicks
13th October 2009 Excavations at St Martin in the Fields Alison Telfer
12th May 2009 The Guildhall Roman Amphitheatre Francis Grew
14th April 2009 An album of treasures Ann Saunders
10th March 2009 The Royal Gunpowder Mills Richard Thomas
10th February 2009 The building of the Underground Tony Earle
13th January 2009 An exploration of the Western Desert of Egypt Nicole Douek


11th November 2008 Bletchley Park: Enigma – how cracking the enemy codes led to the world’s first computer Hugh Davies
14th October 2008 Excavations at Prescot Street – E1 Chaz Morse – Project Officer, L-P Archaeology
13th May 2008 Finds from Roman London Angela Wardle – MoLAS Finds Specialist
8th April 2008 Clifton Rocks Railway Peter Davey – Bristol Tram Photograph Collection
11th March 2008 The work of the Churches Conservation Trust Chloe Cockerill – Regional Development Manager
12th February 2008 The archaeology of Dorset – a time-torn landscape Christopher Sparey-Green BA MIFA
8th January 2008 The work of a Finds Liaison Officer Kate Sutton – MoL
13th November 2007 Mata Hari’s glass eye and other tales: a history of archaeology and aerial photography Martyn Barber – English Heritage Aerial Survey
9th October 2007 Thomas Telford (1757-1834) 250th Anniversary lecture Denis Smith – lecturer in Industrial Archaeology
8th May 2007 Trams of North West London David Berguer – Friern Barnet & District Local History Society Chairman and curatorial volunteer at the London Transport Museum
10th April 2007 In the footsteps of the famous in High Barnet Paul Baker – City of London guide
13th March 2007 The London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) in the early days Eileen Bowlt – LAMAS Chairman
13th February 2007 The 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 2007 British Post Box design & use – the first 150 years Stephen Knight – Curator of the Colne Valley Postal Museum, Essex
14th November 2006 South Mimms Castle – its history Brian Warren – Hon Archivist, Potters Bar & District Historical Society
10th October 2006 The Queen of Sheba Nadia Durrani – Assistant Editor, Current Archaeology
9th May 2006 Kingsbury Old Church Andy Agate
11th April 2006 Maintaining order, fighting chaos: evidence for Egyptian warfare in the Petrie Museum Kathryn Piquette – Institute of Archaeology UCL
14th March 2006 Reinventing the Middle Ages: the Museum of London’s new Medieval London Gallery Meriel Jeater – Assistant Curator, Dept. of Early London History and Collections MoL
14th February 2006 The archaeology of Buddhism in Eastern India Dr Robert Harding – Institute of Archaeology UCL
10th January 2006 Conservation & Archaeology Jon Finney – London Borough of Barnet
8th November 2005 The photography of small archaeological finds Edwin Baker – Formally a photographer with the British Museum & MoLAS
11th October 2005 Palaeolithic Art: Soft curves & fuller figures – images of women in the art of the Old Stone Age Jill Cook – British Museum