Past HADAS Lectures

Note: In recent years the content of each lecture has been written up in Newsletter issued a month or two after the date of the lecture. These are to be found under Past Newsletters in the Archive section.

———- 2023 ———-V 0.9
14th NovemberMapping VerulamiumKris Lockyear
10th OctoberElsyng Palace (Enfield) – A Digger’s ViewMelvyn Dresner
12th SeptemberThe Battle of Barnet Survey and ProjectMike Noronha (Barnet Museum)
9th May‘Hopscotch’ in High Barnet: A HADAS DigBill Bass
11th AprilThe Thames: Its Myths and MysteriesRobert Stephenson
14th MarchA Career in RuinsRobin Densem
14th FebruaryBombed Churches of the City of LondonSigne Hoffos
10th JanuaryHistory Underfoot – Britain’s Industrial Heritage in Barnet StreetsDavid Willoughby
———- 2022 ———- 
8th NovemberEnfield PalaceIan Jones
11th OctoberTree-ring dating and what it tells us about the old Barnet shopDr Martin Bridge (UCL)
10th MayThe Folklore and Archaeology of Historic BuildingsJames Wright
12th AprilLondon in the Ice Age: changing environments and human activityProf. Martin Bates (University of Wales Trinity St. David)
8th MarchMonarchs, Courtiers, Technocrats and Kitchen Boys; Bring Elsyng Palace to LifeDr Martin Dearne (EAS)
8th FebruaryThe Dorothy Newbury Memorial Lecture: The Consul’s China: Regency Period finds from America Square, LondonJacqui Pearce (MOLA)
11th JanuaryThe Mary RoseAlan Turton
———- 2021 ———-
9th NovemberThe Gask Ridge – recent work at Rome’s Northernmost frontierDr Birgitta Hoffman
12th OctoberLooe: A Story of sand, sea and sardinesVicki Baldwin
11th MayAgainst all the odds: a surviving medieval building in Barnet High StreetLee Prosser
13th AprilLost City ChurchesSigne Hoffos
9th MarchThe Thames Tideway Tunnel – An Archaeological Presentation Sarah Linney & Jack Russell
9th FebruaryThe Dorothy Newbury Memorial Lecture: The Newport Ship: Its Construction Based on Ongoing Research  Bob Evans
———- 2020 ———-
10th NovemberLondon’s Roman and Medieval WallDr Jane Sidell
13th OctoberFrom Medieval Houses to Community Archaeology: Excavations at Eastcote House Gardens, 2012-17Les Capon
10th MarchLayers of London   Adam Corsini
11th FebruaryThe Dorothy Newbury Memorial Lecture: Prehistory in London – some Problems, Progress and PotentialJon Cotton
———- 2019———-
12th NovemberShene and Syon: a royal and monastic landscape revealedBob Cowie
8th OctoberAndersons and Ack Ack: the 20th Century Conflict Archaeology of LondonAndrew Brockman
14th May50 years of recording London’s Industrial HeritageProfessor David Perrett
9th AprilThe CITiZAN ProjectGustav Milne
12th MarchLost and Found: The Rediscovery of Roman LondonJohn Clark
12th FebruaryDorothy Newbury Memorial Lecture: Prehistory in London – some Problems, Progress and PotentialJon Cotton
———- 2018 ———-
13th NovemberThe Rose – Shakespeare’s Secret PlayhouseA film made by Suzanne Marie Taylor, Anthony Lewis and Siegffried Loew-Walker
9th OctoberMotor Launch M.L. 286-The Not So Silent WWI Movy Hulked at Isleworth AitSuzanne Taylor
8th MayThe archaeology of WW1Mark Smith
10th AprilThe Greater London Historical Environment RecordStuart Cakebread
13th MarchRoman London’s First Voices: Roman writing-tablets from Bloomberg, LondonDr Roger Tomlin
13th FebruaryProtecting the Roman Empire: understanding fortlets and frontiersDr Matthew Symonds
9th JanuaryThe Anglo-Saxon princely burial at Prittlewell, EssexProfessor Christopher Scull
———- 2017 ———-
14th NovemberThe Battle of Barnet ProjectSam Wilson
10th October The Curtain Playhouse excavationsHeather Knight MOLA
9th MayThe Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost JewelsHazel Forsyth
11th AprilWhere Moses stoodRobert Feather
14th MarchBugging the Nazis the WW2: Trent Park’s Secret HistoryDr Helen Fry
14th FebruaryLondon ceramics at the time of the Great FireJacqui Pearce
10th JanuaryMy Uncle, the Battle of Britain VCJames Nicolson
———- 2016 ———-
8th NovemberFrom Londinium to Lundenburgh – the development of Anglo-Saxon LondonLyn Blackmore
11th OctoberWomen in Medieval LondonProf Caroline Barron
10th MayHadrian’s Wall: life on Rome’s northern frontierMatt Symonds
12th AprilIn the lift to the beach: a visit to the Lundenwic waterfrontDouglas Killock
8th MarchCrossrail Archaeological ProjectJay Carver
9th FebruaryMedieval Middlesex- the archaeological remainsAdam Corsini
12th JanuaryThe Royal Palaces of EnfieldIan Jones
———- 2015 ———-
10th NovemberHistory of the RNLIKeith Cunningham
13th OctoberScientific methods in archaeologyDr Caroline Cartwright
12th MayThe Knights Templar and their London ConnectionsRobert Stephenson   
14th AprilThe former Inglis Barracks Mill Hill: a small dot on a very large landscape  Ian Cipin (PCA)  
10th FebruaryAn assorted history of Singapore: featuring the Mill Hill connections and the Five Foot WayRob Kayne
13th JanuaryLate Roman fortifications in northern France and their social implicationsJames Bromwich
———- 2014 ———-
11th NovemberA Hamlet in Hendon – the Church Terrace site from the Mesolithic to the 21st CenturyJacqui Pearce (MOLA)
14th OctoberStepping into Britain: The early human occupation of northern Europe.Nick Ashton (British Museum)
13th MayThe Bishop’s Hunting Park in HighgateMalcolm Stokes (HADAS member)
8th AprilHouse Mill and its restorationBrian James-Strong & Beverley Charters
11th MarchThe Sandridge Coin HoardDavid Thorold
11th FebruaryThe Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon burialIan Blair (MOLA)
14th JanuaryThe Naval Graveyards of GreenwichMalcolm Godfrey
———- 2013 ———-
12th NovemberLions on Kunulua – excavations of Early Bronze and Iron Age periods at Tell Tayinat, Hatay, TurkeyDr Fiona Haughey
8th OctoberBrunel’s tunnel under the ThamesRobert Hulse
14th May10,000 years of history beneath your feet: the Bankside foreshoreDr Fiona Haughey  
9th AprilNautical Archaeology – past, present and futureEliott Wragg (replacement)
12th MarchThe Railway Heritage TrustAndy Savage
12th FebruaryFrom Logboat to Warrior: The evolution of the wooden shipEliott Wragg
8th JanuaryThe Reign of AkhenatenLucia Gahlin
———- 2012 ———-
13th NovemberArchaeological discoveries in SouthwarkPeter Moore
9th OctoberThe life and legacy of George PeabodyChristine Wagg
8th MayBumps, Bombs and Birds: the history and archaeology of RSPB reservesRobin Standring
10th AprilConservation Techniques in Stone MasonryStephen Critchley
13th MarchIt’s all in the bonesJelena Bekvalac
21st FebruaryThe Medieval Cellars of WinchelseaRichard Comotto
10th JanuaryThe Merchant Taylors’ Great Feast 1607Ann Saunders
———- 2011 ———-
8th NovemberThames Discovery ProgrammeNathalie Cohen
11th OctoberSilchester: the revelation of an Iron Age and Roman city Dr John Creighton
10th MayThe Markfield Beam EngineKen Brereton
12th AprilBomb damage in London and MiddlesexDr Robin Woolven
8th MarchThe archaeology of BaldockKeith J Fitzpatrick-Matthews
8th FebruaryThe Roman Wooden Water Pump – an ingenious machineDr Richard Stein
11th JanuaryScience as a tool to help understand London’s archaeologyJane Siddel
———- 2010 ———-
9th NovemberArchaeology and the OlympicsDavid Divers
12th OctoberBehind the scenes on Time TeamRaksha Dave
11th MayGraeco-Roman Period Funerary Practices in EgyptJohn J Johnson
13th AprilThe Great Western Railway comes to the Thames ValleyJohn Chapman
9th MarchThe History of RAF Bentley PrioryErica Ferguson
9th FebruaryThe Trendles ProjectWilliam Cumber
12th JanuaryThe Archaeology of Anglo-Jewry in London 1066-1290 and 1656-1850Ken Marks
———- 2009 ———-
10th NovemberBricks and Skeletons: St John the Evangelist 1632 Brick Church Ruin, StanmoreDr Freddie Hicks
13th OctoberExcavations at St Martin in the FieldsAlison Telfer
12th MayThe Guildhall Roman AmphitheatreFrancis Grew
14th AprilAn album of treasuresAnn Saunders
10th MarchThe Royal Gunpowder MillsRichard Thomas
10th FebruaryThe building of the UndergroundTony Earle
13th JanuaryAn exploration of the Western Desert of EgyptNicole Douek  
———- 2008 ———-
11th NovemberBletchley Park: Enigma – how cracking the enemy codes led to the world’s first computerHugh Davies
14th OctoberExcavations at Prescot Street – E1Chaz Morse – Project Officer, L-P Archaeology
13th MayFinds from Roman LondonAngela Wardle – MoLAS Finds Specialist
8th AprilClifton Rocks RailwayPeter Davey – Bristol Tram Photograph Collection
11th MarchThe work of the Churches Conservation TrustChloe Cockerill – Regional Development Manager
12th FebruaryThe archaeology of Dorset – a time-torn landscapeChristopher Sparey-Green BA MIFA
8th JanuaryThe work of a Finds Liaison OfficerKate Sutton – MoL
———- 2007 ———-
13th NovemberMata Hari’s glass eye and other tales: a history of archaeology and aerial photographyMartyn Barber – English Heritage Aerial Survey
9th OctoberThomas Telford (1757-1834) 250th Anniversary lectureDenis Smith – lecturer in Industrial Archaeology
8th MayTrams of North West LondonDavid Berguer – Friern Barnet & District Local History Society Chairman and curatorial volunteer at the London Transport Museum
10th AprilIn the footsteps of the famous in High BarnetPaul Baker – City of London guide
13th MarchThe London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) in the early daysEileen Bowlt – LAMAS Chairman
13th FebruaryThe end of Roman Britain – what ended, when & how?Dr Andrew Gardner – lecturer in the archaeology of the Roman Empire, Institute of Archaeology UCL
9th JanuaryBritish Post Box design & use – the first 150 yearsStephen Knight – Curator of the Colne Valley Postal Museum, Essex
———- 2006 ———-
14th NovemberSouth Mimms Castle – its historyBrian Warren – Hon Archivist, Potters Bar & District Historical Society
10th OctoberThe Queen of ShebaNadia Durrani – Assistant Editor, Current Archaeology
9th MayKingsbury Old ChurchAndy Agate
11th AprilMaintaining order, fighting chaos: evidence for Egyptian warfare in the Petrie MuseumKathryn Piquette – Institute of Archaeology UCL
14th MarchReinventing the Middle Ages: the Museum of London’s new Medieval London GalleryMeriel Jeater – Assistant Curator, Dept. of Early London History and Collections MoL
14th FebruaryThe archaeology of Buddhism in Eastern IndiaDr Robert Harding – Institute of Archaeology UCL
10th JanuaryConservation & ArchaeologyJon Finney – London Borough of Barnet
———- 2005 ———-
8th NovemberThe photography of small archaeological findsEdwin Baker – Formally a photographer with the British Museum & MoLAS
11th OctoberPalaeolithic Art: Soft curves & fuller figures – images of women in the art of the Old Stone AgeJill Cook – British Museum
10th MayThe Road to Rome — in the steps of a Medieval PilgrimMark Hassell
12th AprilSutton Hoo and the Horse BurialAngela Evans
8th MarchThe Chalk Mines of PinnerKen Kirkman — Pinner Local History Society  
8th FebruaryThe Silk RoadDr. Susan Whitfield
11th JanuaryColchester – A follow up to our last summer visitKate Orr
———- 2004 ———-
9th NovemberDurolevumPaul Wilkinson
12th OctoberEgyptologyLucia Gahlin
11th MayRoman RoadsHarvey Sheldon
13th AprilHendon – Fields and FactoriesHugh Petrie
9th MarchAn urban Roman Site in ColchesterBen Holloway
10th FebruaryChurchyards of Greater London: Decay and ResurrectionDr Roger Bowdler 
12th JanuaryThe Portable Antiquities SchemeNicole Weller
———- 2003 ———-
9th NovemberRoman SilchesterProfessor Mike Fulford
14th October250 years of the British MuseumDr Marjorie Cayhill
13th May Roman SouthwarkHarvey Sheldon
8th AprilThe Villa of Tiberius Claudius Severus (At Piddington, Northants,): A peep into the pastRoy Friendship-Taylor
11th MarchThe Mackerye BurialsSimon West – St Albans Museum Service
11th FebruaryKitchen crocks to Sunday best — ceramics in the home form Henry VIII to VictoriaJacqui Pearce – Museum of London
14th JanuaryThe archaeology and anthropology of Australian rock artProfessor Robert Layton – Durham University
———- 2002 ———-
12th NovemberThe Ups and Downs of Life in the British Palaeolithic.Simon Parfitt
8th OctoberSt Paul’s Cathedral Our Marble HeritageDr Ann Saunders
14th MayA Roman Temple in Greenwich Park?Harvey Sheldon
9th AprilThe Decline and Fall of Roman BritainNeil Faulkner – Institute of Archaeology
12th MarchGreat Lord Novgorod – Digging in a Russian Medieval CityClive Orton – Institute of Archaeology
12th FebruaryLife in Roman LondonFrancis Grew – Museum of London
———- 2001 ———-
13th November Ancient Saltmines in Sound-of-Music Land: Iron Age Archaeol­ogy on the Durrnberg, near Salzburg.Professor Vincent Megaw – Flinders University, South Australia
8th MayWaltham Abbey Gunpowder MillsNorman Paul
10th AprilSpitalfields ExcavationChris Thomas
13th FebruaryAspects of Roman TunisiaDr Ben Lazreg 
9th JanuarySharing the Time Team’s Visit to his Castle in TowcesterDerek Batten