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Latest News (April 15 2022)

2021 - 2022 LECTURE SEASON

SOAG has a full season of lecture running from September 2021 to April 2022. Note that we have a new lecture venue for this season - Sonning Common Village Hall. See here for details of the lectures and the location of our new venue.


 Following our AGM in April 2021 SOAG has a revised committee. Go to About Us to see who we are.


We have two main field-based projects in 2022: Smokedown and Wyfold Grange.  All will be conducted following the protocols of SOAG's policy relating to Covid-19 (see below).


Mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic it is important that we protect our participating members and any members of the public we may interact with, and also obey current  laws.  Accordingly, SOAG has a declared COVID-19 policy. We will implement this through 2022 until otherwise notified. For the policy see here.

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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SOAG Projects

We try to have several field projects on the go each year. SOAG members are given priority for participation but non members are welcome to get touch to espresso an interest.  Click here for a description of all current and recently completed projects.  Fieldwork dates are listed  in the SOAG Calendar

Mobile Steam EngineLectures and Visits

We run a programme of public lectures, usually from September to April  The current  programme is available here.  We also run visits to places of archaeological or historical interest for SOAG members and their guests.  The current visits programme is available here.

SOAG Calendar

A calendar of all SOAG events in 2022, including lectures, visits, and dates for field work. Contact details are provided for each activity.

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 policies in place for:


Child Protection

Health and Safety

Data Protection

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy

COVID-19 Policy