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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 17 January 2014
Archaeological Investigations at Kings Cross Goods Yard
Rebecca Haslam
Pre-Construct Archaeology

Friday 15 February 2014
AGM/SGM and Lecture
Art and Archaeology
Roy Stephenson
Museum of London

Friday 21 March 2014
Roman Coins
Ian Franklin
Historic Royal Palaces

Saturday 22 March 2014
LAMAS Archaeology Conference

Sunday 23 March 2014
Visit to the Greenwich foreshore with Helen Johnston

Friday 25 April 2014
Early Bronze Age and Iron Age at Tell Tayinat, Hatay, Turkey
Dr. Fiona Haughey

Friday 16 May 2014
Convoys Wharf, Deptford
Duncan Hawkins
CgMs Consulting

Friday 20 June 2014
Skeleton Green Revisited
Mark Hinman
Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd

Festival of British
Archaeology 2014

Saturday 12 July to
Sunday 27 July 2014

19-20 July 2014
COLAS at HM Tower of London

Friday 25 July 2014
Archaeology of Iraqi Kurdistan
Ian Jones

Friday 15 August 2014
A Wapping Walkabout
Guided walk led by
CIty Guide Peter Smith

Friday 19 September 2014
Life and Death in the Bronze Age of Southern England
Dr. Neil Wilkin
The British Museum

Friday 17 October 2014
Beyond the Mithraeum: MOLA Excavation at Bloomberg London
Michael Tetreau
Senior Archaeologist, MOLA

Friday 21 November 2014
Recent Discoveries in Battersea
Kasia Olchowska, MOLA

Friday 12 December 2014
Christmas Social

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