AIA Events Diary

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Berkshire IAG – Lost businesses of Reading

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

Talk by Katie Amos and Mike Cooper Non-members are welcome, but a small charge of £2.50 is payable to defray costs such as tea & biscuits.

AIA 50th Anniversary Conference

University of Bath Claverton Down, Bath

The planned programme is as follows: Friday - Young Members Board Seminar Saturday - Presentations and Awards, Conference dinner Sunday - AGM, Prestige Lecture, Visits to local sites of IA…

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.