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Greater London IAS – Building The Post-War World

The Gallery Alan Baxter Ltd, 77 Cowcross Street, London

Britain's Prefabs And The Temporary Housing Programme By Jane Hearn Talks are hybrid events, contact the organiser for the Zoom link ( The Gallery is through the archway and in…

Berkshire IAG – Managing East Berkshire’s Heritage

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

Teresa Hocking of Berkshire Archaeology, the archaeological advice service for Windsor and Maidenhead, Reading, Bracknell Forest, Slough and Wokingham, will talk to us about how they manage the area’s heritage…

Derbyshire Archaeology Society – Hope Cement Works

St Mary's Chuch Hall, Derby Darley Lane, Derby, Derbyshire

Derbyshire Archaeology Society - Industrial Archaeology Section Speaker: Spencer Green (speaker on Zoom) The Breedon Cement works at Hope in the Derbyshire Peak District was established in 1929. The talk…

Greater London IAS – tbc

The Gallery Alan Baxter Ltd, 77 Cowcross Street, London

Details to be confirmed   Talks are hybrid events, contact the organiser for the Zoom link ( The Gallery is through the archway and in the basement at the rear…

Berkshire IAG – Hidden Heritage of Thames Water

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

Claudia Innes and Victoria Reeve from Thames Water will be speaking to BIAG about their historic sites in Berkshire and wider, as well as the plans for the redevelopment of…

Yorkshire IHS – The Garforth Mines and the Aberford Railway

Swarthmore Education Centre 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds

Talk by Brian Hull The Gascoigne mines in Garforth were served through the nineteenth century by the railways or waggonways, later powered by steam engines. The Garforth mines utilised both…

Cumbria IHS – Spring Conference

North Lakes Hotel Penrith, Cumbria

Cumbria's Stone - A rich and varied resource Talks: WALLS IN THE CUMBRIAN LANDSCAPE – An archaeological and historical view: David Johnson BURLINGTON STONE – The modern face of a…

£40

Yorkshire IHS – AGM and Members’ Presentations

Swarthmore Education Centre 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds

Section AGM and Members Presentations If any member wishes to give a talk please let me know well in advance so that we can arrange the programme accordingly Phone: 01132…

Berkshire IAG

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

Details to be confirmed. Details of how to get to the hall are available here: http://biag.org.uk/events-page/ Free to members Non-members £2.50 to defray costs of tea/coffee and biscuits

Greater London IAS – The Mercenary River

The Gallery Alan Baxter Ltd, 77 Cowcross Street, London

The History Of London's Water By Nick Higham   Talks are hybrid events, contact the organiser for the Zoom link ( The Gallery is through the archway and in the…

AIA Spring Tour 2023 – Portugal

Portugal Lisbon

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Tour 2023 is now open for booking. The tour starts in Lisbon and travels north via Covilhã (sometimes referred to as the…

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.