"Maintaining the best standards Sonning Common Village Hall of independent archaeology."

Medieval Mason's Marks

Medieval Masons Marks


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 mixture of online and in-person lectures. The in-person lectures are held at the Sonning Common Village Hall (location map) at 7.30 pm (unless stated otherwise) and are open to all, although donations at the door are appreciated. (Note this is a change from the venue we have used in recent years - Goring Heath Parish Hall in Whitchurch Hill)

For the online meetings SOAG members will be sent an invitation to register for the meeting in an email and-or in SOAG Messenger, our newsletter. Non members who wish to attend should email events@soagarch.org.uk to receive registration details.


2023-24 lecture series

October 5 2023
Lecture by: Steve Teague (Project Officer, Oxford Archaeology)
Title: Graven Hill through time: recent Iron Age, Roman, Saxon & Medieval discoveries to the south of Bicester

Thursday Nov 2 2023
Lecture by
Alison McQuitty
Khirbat Faris: rural settlement, continuity change in Southern Jordan from the Nabatean to Modern Periods (1st century BC - 20th century AD)

Thursday Dec 7 2023 
Review of SOAG Archaeology and Christmas Social

Thursday Feb 1 2024  (online via Zoom)
Lecture by: Martin Watts (Cotswold Archaeology)
Title: '
'The Kelmscott Community Archaeology Research Programme'

hursday Mar 7 2024
Lecture by: Will Attard (Thames Valley Archeaological Services)
Title: 'Experimental archaeology, hands-on heritage and the benefits of engaging with ancient skills'

April 4 2024
SOAG AGM, then:
Lecture by: Steve Weaver (Planning Archaeologist, Oxfordshire County Council)

Title: 'Review of Recent Archaeology in Oxfordshire'

Other Events

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