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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

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Friday 20 January 2017
AGM/SGM & Lecture
Raising The Curtain: Excavations at the Curtain Theatre, Shoreditch
Heather Knight, MOLA

Friday 17 February 2017
AGM and Lecture
The Archaeology of Crossrail: Overview and Update
Jay Carver, Crossrail

Friday 17 March 2017
The Work of a Building Curator for Historic Royal Palaces
Daniel Jackson, HRP

Friday 21 April 2017
Excavations at 100 Minories
Guy Hunt, LP Archaeology

Friday 19 May 2017
Ancient Merv: A Forgotten City
on the Silk Roads of Central Asia

Tim Williams,
Institute of Archaeology UCL

Friday 16 June 2017
Built on Bones: Cities and Their Skeletons
Dr Brenna Hassett
Natural History Museumr

Festival of Archaeology 2017

Saturday 15 July to
Sunday 30 July 2017

Friday 21 July 2017
From Battle Bridge To King’s Cross: The Making Of An Inner London Suburb
Rebecca Haslam PCA

Friday 18 August 2017
COLAS Members’ Evening

Friday 15 September 2017
21 Lime Street, City, Revisited, Again
Lesley Dunwoodie and Ian Betts MOLA

Friday 20 October 2016
Royal Burials at St George's Chapel, Windsor
Lesley Grout

Friday 17 November 2017
Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Holy Family School Walthamstow
Shane Maher PCA

Friday 8 December 2017
(Note: 2nd Friday of the month) Christmas Social

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