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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 monthly winter lectures are taking place online, via Zoom. If you are a SOAG member, you will be sent an invitation to register for the meting in an email and-or in SOAG Messenger

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

Thursday Mar 25 2021
Lecture by: Dr Edward Caswell (Oxfordshire Finds Liaison Officer 
Title: 'The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) in Oxfordshire

Thursday April 22 2021 (please note recent change of date)
SOAG AGM, followed by:
Three short talks by SOAG members:

Abigail Lloyd
Title; Tales from the Oxford MSc in Landscape Archaeology:
a brief snapshot of the course and some research carried out along the way

Lindsey Bedford
Title; Coldharbour Farm Project Year One:
TWHAS and friends embark on a Roman property search

Mike Green
Title; What did geophys ever do for us?:
SOAG’s geophysical surveying capabilities, with two case studies


Other Events

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