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Medieval Mason's Marks

Medieval Masons Marks

This section contains details of our programme of lectures and our summer visits. For the the schedule of SOAG fieldword see SOAG Calendar

Programme of Lectures

We run a programme of lectures from September to April. All lectures are held at the Goring Heath Parish Hall, Whitchurch Hill (map) at 7.30 pm for 7.45pm (unless stated otherwise) and are open to all, although donations at the door are appreciated.


2019-2020 lectures series


Thursday Jan 24 2019
Lecture by Dr Martin Bridge (UCL Institute of Archaeology )
Title: 'An Introduction to Dendrochronology (Tree-Ring Dating)'

Thursday Feb 28 2019
Lecture by David Sanchez (Thames Valley Archaeological Services)
Roman villa site in Tackley'

Thursday Mar 28 2019
Lecture by
Dr Edward Peveler (Chilterns Conservation Board)
Title: Beacons of the Past: Hillforts in the Chilterns Landscape'

Sunday April 28 2019 (2-5 pm)
SOAG's public Review of Archaeology, preceded by SOAG AGM
Followed by the SOAG end-of-year party.

Thursday Sept 26 2019
Lecture by Rob Wadley (Oxford Blues)
Title: 'What archaeology can you find with a metal detector?'

Thursday Oct 24 2019
Lecture by Ben Ford (Oxford Archaeology)
: 'Hampton Court Palace: Initial results from selected excavations and building recording works' 

Thursday Nov 28 2019
SOAG's 50th birthday celebrations

Thursday Jan 23 2020
Lecture by Tim Williams (UCL)
: 'The Archaeology of the Silk Roads'

Thursday Feb 27 2020
: tbs

Thursday Mar 26 2020
: by Matt Nichol (Cotswold Archaeology)
: (tbs)

Sunday April 26 2020 (2-5 pm)
SOAG's public Review of Archaeology, preceded by SOAG AGM (venue)
Followed by the SOAG end-of-year party.


Other Events

See the SOAG calendar for a diary listing all SOAG happenings including fieldwork.