Lectures and Events

We are planning a number of events during the summer months of 2010 to celebrate the Society’s 75th anniversary. Watch here for details as they become available. Alternatively, if you would like to be kept updated by email please contact Tessa Machling on prehistoric@ucl.ac.uk.

Booking forms are also included in PAST.


Sat 8 May Day Conference and Europa Lecture
Large Chemistry Theatre, Cardiff University
Sacré Vert! Alpine Axeheads and the Social Dynamics of Neolithic and Chalcolithic Europe
This day conference celebrates the achievements of the Prehistoric Society’s 2010 EUROPA PRIZE winner, distinguished French archaeologist Dr Pierre Pétrequin (CNRS), and the presentations will focus on the results of his major international research project, JADE.
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If you have not already registered for this conference, the Registration Desk will be open from 9.30 am
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Fri 14–Sun 16 May Weekend Study Tour
Dillington House, Ilminster
Prehistoric Landscapes—Real or Imagined?
Lectures on Friday and Saturday followed by a field trip on Sunday. For details please contact Wayne Bennett, Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 7DZ. Tel: 01460 52427, email: dillington@somerset.gov.uk
Sat 22 May Day Seminar
Devizes Town Hall, 10.00–17.00
Researching the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site
This seminar will present and assess the results of recent research in the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site
Joint Prehistoric Society/Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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Mon 7 Jun Lecture: Cambridge Further Excavations at the War Ditches, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge  by Richard Mortimer and Alex Pickstone
Joint Prehistoric Society/Cambridge Antiquarian Society

In the planning stages:


  • Joint lecture with the Sussex Archaeological Society (venue: Lewes)


  • Climate Change in Prehistory
  • Launching the English Heritage Research Strategy for Prehistory
  • Rethinking the Late Iron Age

Study tours:

  • Cornwall
  • Monmouth and the Gwent Levels

Plus other 75th anniversary events!

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