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

Note that for the 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 crisis our plan is to run our lectures online until we are safely able to return to meeting at our regular venue.


2020-21 lectures series


Thursday Sep 24 2020
Review of SOAG Archaeology (2018 – 2020)

Thursday Oct 22 2020
Lecture by
: Simon Maddison CEng FIET FBCS
'Hillforts of Britain and Ireland

 Thursday Nov 26 2020
by: Dr Jennifer Foster (Universities of Reading and Oxford)
: The Celtic Menu'

Thursday Jan 25 2021
Lecture by: Andy Hood (Foundations Archaeology)
Title: Beaker settlement and possible Saxon warrior and other burials at Sutton Road, Milton; with an update on post-excavation work on the Roman villa at Cholsey

Thursday Feb 25 2021
Lecture by
: Richard Greatorex (Cotswold Archaeology)
: Excavation of early Saxon activity at East Challow Oxfordshire’ [to be confirmed]

Thursday Mar 25 2021
by: Professor Malcolm Airs OBE (Kellogg College, Oxford, and SOAG’s Patron)
: 'Bridges, Bay Windows and Barns: a Dorchester Miscellany'

April 23 2021
Review of SOAG Archaeology (2020 – 2021) preceded by the SOAG AGM


Other Events

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