19th November 2018

Upcoming London Archaeological Forum

The next LAF will be held on the 19th November 2018 at 6pm. The guest speakers will be as follows:
The Battersea Channel Project and the joys of geoarchaeology – Virgil Yendell of MOLA discusses the multi-organisation project in the Nine Elms/Battersea development area

The Guy’s Hospital Science Gallery site – Alistair Douglas of PCA reveals the discoveries from excavations in this important area of Southwark.

Archaeology at St Bart’s – Anthony Francis of MOLA reviews recent results at another hospital, in Smithfield, where Roman, medievall and Great Fire deposits have been found.

The 2018 London Archaeological Prize will also be awarded for the best publication in 2017/18. This is to be presented by Trustees of London Archaeologist magazine.

21st May 2018

London Archaeological Forum

The most recent meeting of the LAF immediately followed the AGM on 21st May, and had the following speakers:

Sandy Kidd, Historic England – The draft London Plan
Ireno Gross, PCA – Harper Road and Sarcophagus discovery
Joe Brooks, PCA – Westminster Abbey update
Caroline Raynor, CSJV – HS2 South

The next LAF will take place on Monday 19th November 2018.

21st May 2018

CBA London Annual General Meeting 2018

On the 21st May 2018 the CBA London AGM took place at the Museum of London.
The committee was elected as follows:

Honoray Chair – Andrew Dismore
Honorary Deputy Chair – Roy Stephenson
Honorary Secretary – There were no nominations for this role, however it has since been filled
Honorary Treasurer – Shiela Broomfield
Membership Secretary – Peter Moore

The following were elected as Ordinary Members of the Committee:

Kent Archaeological Society – Shiela Broomfield
Essex Society for Archaeology and History – John Hayward
Surrey Archaeological Society – Martin Rose
London and Middlesex Archaeological Society – Rob Whytehead
London Archaeologist – Becky Wallower

Advanced Archeology at the Museum

28th November 2017

Update: Implementation of the London Research Strategy

The London Research Strategy was launched in May 2016 here on the CBA London website and also through a Facebook page ( The Strategy calls for the implementation of an ‘Action Plan’ which aims to identify and promote research priorities and collaborative work. The first step in this plan is the formation of an Advisory Board (also known as the Steering Group) made up of members representing London’s many research groups and interests, including amateurs and professionals, local societies, commercial archaeology contractors, academics, and representatives of museums and other institutions.

The Steering Group’s inaugural meeting was delayed but finally took place at the Museum of London on March 24th, 2017. Minutes have now been circulated and a brief summary of the minutes can be found in the ‘London Research Strategy’ section of this website. The meeting identified some initial priority aims and recommended a number of follow-up actions. More information on these initiatives will be provided as it becomes available.