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.
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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GLHERS/). 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.