CBA Wessex Events

CBA Wessex offers a wide range of study days on topics such as pottery, bone and flint recognition.

We organise field trips and guided walks led by experts in the archaeology of Wessex, where you can find out more about your local area and meet people with a similar interest in the historic environment.

Each November we hold our Annual Conference with a themed topic. Past conferences have included topics on Ritual & Religion, Warriors, Weaponry & Warfare in Wessex and Science in Archaeology (‘From Bones to Drones’) all with lectures by distinguished speakers.

Both members and non-members are welcome to attend our events, but as a member (which costs from just £10 per year) you will benefit from discounted rates.

Bookings can be made online, but please remember, your place is not confirmed until we have received payment.



The following events are all now available to book:

Harnham Water Meadows, Salisbury - Sun, 15 April 2018

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Learn about the operation and archaeology of water meadow systems with Hadrian Cook


An Rare Insight into Medieval Reading - Sat, 12 May 2018

Reading Abbey

Tour Medieval Reading and Reading Abbey with local expert Matthew Williams


The Archaeology of Lambourn Downs - Sun, 10 June 2018

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Embrace the hidden archaeology of Lambourn Downs with Eloise Kane and Katy Whitaker


Isle of Wight – a Weekend Guided Tour - Fri, 14 September 2018 - Sun, 16 September 2018

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A whole weekend spent exploring some of the best of the archaeology that this pretty island has to offer


AUTUMN WALK: (Advance notice only, booking is not yet open for this walk) - Sat, 27 October 2018

SAVE THE DATE !!! Whitesheet Hill, near Mere, with Julian Richards


The CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference – with keynote speaker Prof. Alice Roberts - Sat, 03 November 2018


Dawn: New Light on our Earliest Ancestors to the Hunter-Gatherers of the Mesolithic