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Berkshire IAG – Reading Hospitals

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

Evening talk Lionel Williams 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

Norfolk IAS – Ben Burgess and Company

Sprowston Diamond Centre School Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom

Talk by Ben Turner. Ben Burgess and Company was founded in 1931 and has continued to grow as perhaps the most successful for an agricultural engineering company in Norfolk. Meet…

Warwickshire IAS – Guns and Cars

Warwick Preparatory School Banbury Rd, Warwick

BSA's motoring history A hybrid evening talk by Mark Davies In person at Warwick Prep School and online via Zoom Register for Zoom access here More details on the WIAS…

L T C Rolt: Life, Work, Legacy

Coalbrookdale Coach Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford

Ironbridge Conference Booking is now open for a major conference at Ironbridge looking at the life, work, and legacy of L T C Rolt L T C Rolt, also known…

AIA Spring Tour

Flanders From East to West: Power Generation Flax Procesing Textiles & Printing Flour Milling Beer & Steam Cardboard Trams Bricks Hydraulic Power & Cranes Coal Gin & Steam In summary:…

Cambridge IAG – Industrial Odyssey in Greece

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

Cambridge Industrial Archaeology Group presents a multimedia exploration of industry in Hellas, with: Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou (Fitzwilliam Museum) Dr Gordon Davies (Cambridge Museum of Technology) Dr Michael Loy (Cambridge University…

Hampshire IAS – Hampshire Brickworks Gazetteer Revision

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

The Gazetteer of Hampshire Brickworks was produced in the 1970’s by SUIAG, the forerunner to HIAS.   50 years on and a team from the Bursledon Brickworks Museum has been…

Greater London IAS – AGM

Alan Baxter Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London, United Kingdom

AGM   The Gallery is through the archway and in the basement at the rear of the building. There is a lift from the main entrance.

Hampshire IAS – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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

The Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) was formally opened in April 1999 at Boscombe Down but was moved to Old Sarum Airfield and opened to the public in July 2012. The…

EERIAC – East of England Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference

Norwich & Norfolk Millennium Library The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

EERIAC 2024 – Programme 09:30 Set up of displays by NIAS and others 10:00 Registration, tea and coffee 10:20 Welcome by Philip Tolley, NIAS Chairman. Notices/programme for the day 10:30…

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.