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Greater London IAS – The Enderby House Story

Alan Baxter Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London, United Kingdom

The Enderby group - Start to Finish Talk by Dan Hayton   The Gallery is through the archway and in the basement at the rear of the building. There is…

Hampshire IAS – History of Royal Victoria Hospital Netley

Underhill Centre St. John’s Road, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

During the Crimean War (1854–1856), news of dreadful conditions in military hospitals in the Crimea caused political concern in England, and contributed to the fall of the government in 1855 due to "Mismanagement of the…

Derbyshire IAS – Repairing the river weir at Matlock

St. Mary’s Church Hall Darley Lane, Derby, United Kingdom

Speaker: Sarah Howard (on Zoom) Sarah Howard is a heritage management professional who has worked for local and national government heritage services, the educational charity Council for British Archaeology, and…

Cambridge IAG – Horace Darwin’s Toyshop

Cambridge Museum of Technology The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge Instruments: Horace Darwin’s Toyshop a  History and Legacy Cambridge Industrial Archaeology Group launches its 2024 season with a talk on one of the major companies in Cambridge during the…

Suffolk IAS – tbc

Ipswich Transport Mueum Cobham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

tbc We are now able to meet in the ‘Savoy’, aka the Portabcabin, which is capable of being heated prior to the start of out meetings.  It should thus be…

Warwickshire IAS – Sir William Lyons: The Great Opportunist

Warwick Preparatory School Banbury Rd, Warwick

A hybrid evening talk by Terry Merrygold In person at Warwick Prep School and online via Zoom Register for Zoom access here More details on the WIAS website:

Greater London IAS – Some IA Down Under

Alan Baxter Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London, United Kingdom

Talk by Prof. David Perrett. Three months' travel in Eastern Australia and New Zealand revealed much of IA interest - from London-made beam engines to intact gas works and coal…

The Third International Early Engines Conference

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge

Sponsored by the AIA. More info to follow in due course    

Cumbria IHS – Spring Conference

North Lakes Hotel Ullswater Rd,, Penrith

ROADS: From Byway to Highway TURNPIKE ROADS AND COUNTY MAPS: Paul Hindle GANNIN OWER T’HILL—The Alston to Langwathby turnpike road: Simon Danby ROADS IN AND AROUND MORECAMBE BAY: Paul Hindle…

Berkshire IAG – Reading Architects

St Mary's Church Hall 14 Castle St, Reading RG1 7RD, Reading

Evening talk John Dearing Details of how to get to the hall are available here: Free to members Non-members £2.50 to defray costs of tea/coffee and biscuits

The AIA organises a number of events each year:

Usually in Spring, is the AIA Practical Day (or weekend). Formerly known as the ‘Affiliated Societies’ event or the ‘Ironbridge Weekend’ it is open to everyone. The day is usually devoted to a particular topic or theme and engenders much useful discussion and debate. It is a particularly informal and sociable event, often with related study visits.

Normally in May we organise a week-long overseas Field Visit

In the summer each year the Annual Conference takes place in a different venue somewhere in the UK. We look at local industrial archaeology and history through lectures and visits. Whilst the main conference is over a weekend, there are also continuing events into the following week for those wishing to spend longer in the area.

Normally during the Conference weekend the Association’s AGM takes place and the Annual Rolt Memorial Lecture is delivered.

The Conference is often preceded by a one day seminar and the theme is usually one of a national nature.

See more details of past Conferences and past Practical Days.