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MerrillLynchSite visit in the City of London

Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire

PiddingtonNear Piddington Roman villa

The City of London Archaeological Society was founded in 1966 to encourage interest and engagement in British archaeology, particularly in the heart of London and its ancient environs.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history and archaeology of London. COLAS members enjoy:

  • Free monthly lecture meetings, with a distinguished roster of guest speakers
  • Occasional members’ nights for short presentations on members’ own research, fieldwork and travels
  • Occasional guided walks in the City and beyond
  • Our quarterly members' magazine, Context, with 36 pages of news, lecture notes, site reports, reviews, events and activities
  • Site visits to current excavations in and around London
  • Excursions to heritage sites in London, East Anglia and the South East
  • Outreach activities including our popular weekend at HM Tower of London during the Festival of British Archaeology
  • Seasonal fieldwork and occasional invitations to volunteer on excavations elsewhere
COLAS contributes to the study of the City and its environs through fieldwork and research. Over the past several years, COLAS members have been exploring the industrial archaeology of the Thames’ foreshore from Limehouse to Wapping, studying and recording features including eroding causeways, and abandoned barge beds, anchors and rudders.
Wapping Roman baths
COLAS filmed by the BBC on the Wapping foreshore
COLAS is a Registered Charity supported entirely by the work of its volunteers. The Society iis affiliated with the Council for British Archaeology (CBA), London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS), Rescue – The British Archaeological Trust, and London Archaeologist.
A guided walk on Wanstead Flats

Friday 16 January 2015
The Ark Long Before Noah
Dr. Irving Finkel
The British Museum

Friday 20 February 2015
AGM and Lecture
A Welcome Piece of Chain Mail
Edwin Wood
Museum of London

Friday 20 March 2015
When is a Torc not a Torc?
Dr. Julia Farley
The British Museum

Saturday 21 March 2015
LAMAS Archaeology Conference

Friday 17 April 2015
Ritual Protection Marks at Knole
James Wright

Friday 15 May 2015
Saxons at the Adelphi
Dougie Killock
Pre-Construct Archaeology

Friday 19 June 2015
Must Farm Excavations
Mark Knight  
Cambridge Archaeological Unit

Festival of Archaeology 2015

Saturday 11 July to
Sunday 26 July 2015

Secrets of the Romans
Museum of London
Saturday, 18 July 2015

Friday 24 July 2015
(Note: 4th Friday of the month)
Guided walk: Bridges of the City
Meet: All Hallows by the Tower

Friday 21 August 2015
Members' Night:
An Archaeological Miscellany

Friday 18 September 2015
Salisbury Hall and Walthamstow Stadium car park
Ian Hogg
Archaeology South-East/UCL

Friday 16 October 2015
The CITiZAN Coastal Archaeological Project
Gustav Milne
Institute of Archaeology

Friday 20 November 2015
Embalming in Practice:
Mummies at the British Museum

Marie Vandenbeusch
British Museum

Friday 11 December 2015
(Note: 2nd Friday of the month) Christmas Social

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