Lectures from previous years may be found on the Past Lectures page in the Archive section.

Programme of Lectures 2024

Lectures usually start at 7.45 for 8.00pm.  It is intended that lectures for 2023 may be attended by an audience both at Avenue House and on Zoom. This ‘Hybrid’ technology is being trialed so please check nearer the time for confirmation. 

Lectures are held in the in the Drawing Room, Avenue House (also known as Stephen’s House) , 17 East End Road, Finchley N3 3QE. Buses 13, 143, 326 & 460 pass close by, and it is five to ten minutes walk from Finchley Central Station (Northern Line) where the Super Loop SL10 express bus from North Finchley to Harrow also stops.  Tea/coffee and biscuits follow the talk.

Lectures held at Avenue House will be free for Members of the Society and the fee for visitors is £2.

Tuesday February 13th 2024

The Dorothy Newbury Memorial Lecture

Jacqui Pearce: “A Life in Sherds”

In this talk, Jacqui Pearce looks back over half a century of developments in the world of ceramic studies in London, focusing particularly on fabric identification, the medieval and later pottery type-series, studies of excavated kiln sites, archaeological biography as seen in major household clearance assemblages, clay pipe studies and the importance of professional and non-professional archaeologists working together, especially through HADAS evening classes over several years.

Tuesday March 12th 2024 

Robin Densem (HADAS): “The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest AD9: The massacre of a Roman army”

Tuesday April 9th 2024

Ian Jones (Enfield Archaeological Society): “Traders, Bargees, Ferrymen and a Seagull; Life and Work in Roman Pisa

Tuesday May 14th 2024

Owen Humphreys (Museum of London Archaeology): London’s Roman Tools

Tuesday June 11th 2024

AGM followed by a lecture by Jacqui Pearce (Museum of London Archaeology): “Clay Pipes

Tuesday September 10th 2024

Dr Wendy Morrison (Chilterns Heritage & Archaeology Partnership: “Beacons of the Past Hillforts Project”.

Tuesday October 8th 2024

Lecture TBA

Tuesday November 13th 2024

Lecture TBA