Programme of Lectures 2021

Lectures start at 7.45 for 8.00pm.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic these are currently being held online via ZOOM.  These online lectures are open to members of HADAS only.

It is hoped in the future that we can resume our normal format with lectures being 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).  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 12th January 2021 (following AGM)

Dr. Bly Straube (Senior Curator at Jamestown settlement, Virginia): Surprises from the Soil: Archaeological Discoveries at 17th-Century Jamestown, Virginia.  (Via ZOOM)

Description: Most of the primary source materials for 17th-century Virginia in the way of maps, manuscripts, and other documents have been identified through the centuries and have been used by historians to interpret life in England’s first successful transatlantic settlement that began at Jamestown in 1607. Archaeology, especially excavations over the past quarter century, has been providing new and compelling information that has prompted fresh ideas about the past. This presentation will focus on the archaeological discoveries at Jamestown since 1994 and the true “surprises from the soil.”

Tuesday 9th February 2021

The Dorothy Newbury Memorial Lecture –

Bob Evans: The Newport Ship: Its Construction Based on Ongoing Research   (Via ZOOM)

Tuesday 9th March 2021

Sarah Linney & Jack Russell: The Thames Tideway Tunnel – An Archaeological Presentation  (Via ZOOM)

Tuesday 13th April 2021

Signe Hoffos: Lost City Churches (Via ZOOM)

Tuesday 11th May 2021

Lee Prosser: Against all the odds: a surviving medieval building in Barnet High Street (Via ZOOM)

Tuesday 8th June 2021


Tuesday 12th October 2021

Vicki Baldwin: Looe: A Story of sand, sea and sardines (Via ZOOM)

Tuesday 19th November 2021

Sam Wilson: Battlefield Archaeology: Barnet 1471 (Via ZOOM)

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