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MerrillLynchSite visit in the City of London

Stoneleigh
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.
Wanstead
A guided walk on Wanstead Flats


Friday 15 January 2016
Trophy Heads, Soldiers and the Destruction of London c.AD 128
Dr. Dominic Perring, UCL

Friday 19 February 2016
AGM and Lecture
The Archaeology of Crossrail: Overview and Update
Jay Carver, Crossrail

Friday 18 March 2016
Behind the Scenes at the Crime Museum
Jackie Keily, Museum Of London

Saturday 19 March 2016
LAMAS Archaeology Conference

Friday 15 April 2016
Archaeology in Bow, the Tudor mansion that became a workshouse
Les Capon & Lucy Whittingham
AOC Archaeology

Friday 20 May 2016
Religious and Ritual Imagery on Roman Pottery from London
Fiona Seeley, MOLA

Friday 17 June 2016
A Pilgrim Progess:
Recreating a 14th Century Journey

Steven Payne

Festival of Archaeology 2016

Saturday 16 July to
Sunday 31 July 2016

Friday 15 July 2016
Romans, Wren & Rogers
Walk led City Guide Tony Tucker

Friday 19 August 2016
To be confirmed

Friday 16 September 2016
The King’s Observatory: The Quest for Shene Charterhouse and the Search for an Old Latrine
Bob Cowie, MOLA

Friday 21 October 2016
Quarrying and Selective
Deposition in Roman Ewell

Alexis Haslam, PCA

Friday 18 November 2016
Discoveries at Happisburgh
Dr. Nick Ashton
British Museum

Saturday 19 November 2016
LAMAS Local History Conference

Friday 9 December 2016
(Note: 2nd Friday of the month) Christmas Social

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