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Latest News (February 2018):

* The next talk in our 2017-2018 lecture season is on February 22nd 2018.

* We have just announced dates for digging in 2018 at two our field sites: Harspden Romano-British Site and a revived dig at Ascott Park. See our Calendar, and the links to the project pages.

* The complete archive of SOAG Bulletin, SOAG's journal of record, is now available online with a full-text search capability - see SOAG Bulletin Archive.

SOAG is one of the most active, independent archaeology groups in Oxfordshire engaged in excavation and landscape archaeology. We aim to promote an interest in all aspects of archaeology in South Oxfordshire. We welcome people of all ages and experience to take part in excavation, post excavation work, fieldwork and landscape study. We have a full programme of lectures by professional speakers and experienced members, and visits to places of interest.

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Roman Villa Excavation

The excavation runs most Sundays from May until the end of October. The excavation is run by SOAG archaeologists, diggers of all levels of ability and experience are welcome. Details of the excavation at the villa can be found on the villa project pages. Fieldwork dates are available in the SOAG Calendar

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We periodically undertake other field projects. These may be full SOAG projects, such as our ongoing investigation of a Romano-British site at Hoghwood near Henley-on-Thames with other local organisations such as the Blewbury Local History Group. Click here for a description of all current and recent field projects. Fieldwork dates are available in the SOAG Calendar

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SOAG calendar for 2018

A calendar of all SOAG events in 2018, including lectures, visits, and dates for field work. Contact details are provided for each activity.

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Lectures and visits

The programme of public lectures for 2017-18 is now completed, . Summer visits are run for SOAG members and their guests. The summer visit for 2018 will be published shortly. Details of both programmes here.

Get Involved

Membership of the group gives you priority access to all SOAG fieldwork as well as receiving our regular newsletter, SOAG Messenger, our annual journal, SOAG Bulletin and access to the Members Area of our website.

If you would like to get involved in investigating South Oxfordshire's rich archaeological past or would like any further information go to the membership page for subscription rates and to download a membership form, or contact us for more information.

Members Area

This area of the website contains information aimed primarily at SOAG members although non-members are welcome to enter the and browse the contents list (link to Members Area). Information to be found here includes the SOAG constitution, our accounts, minutes of meetings and social events, and access to the archive of SOAG publications. It also contains further information about some of our field projects. Access to some sections requires membership login.


Click here for a double sided A4 brochure which summarises SOAG's activities,, including the current lecture programme and also contains a membership form

The legal stuff

SOAG has appropriate insurance, and policies for Child Protection, Health and Safety, and compliance with the Data Protection Act. Click here for more details.


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