Meetings, Events & Public Digs

Meetings, Events & Public Digs

Monthly Meetings

We meet once a month at:

The Conference Suite, Wolverhampton College, Paget Road, Wolverhampton

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We have illustrated talks by guest speakers or members at each meeting. Meetings begin at 7pm and usually last for two hours. Non-members are welcome for which we make a small charge of £2. If you decide to join within a month of first attending, this will be deducted from your annual membership fee (currently £20). There's no need to notify us in advance if you'd like to come to a meeting, just turn up on the day!

Upcoming Events, Meetings, Field Trips & Public Digs

In addition to our member-only digs, we exhibit at local history fairs, arrange field trips and carry out digs for schools and other organisations.

Date Type Location
Details
3rd November 2022 Meeting Wolverhampton College

Guest speaker: Dr George Nash - the Tilley timber project.

29th September 2022 Meeting Wolverhampton College Guest speaker: Paul Ford from Dudley Archives.
13th August 2022 Visit Potteries Museum

A group visit to the museum at Stoke-on-Trent, hopefully with some behind the scenes access!

26th - 28th July 2022 Dig Oak House, West Bromwich

We'll be digging test pits over three days at this fantastic late 16th century house as part of the CBA's 'Festival of Archaeology'. Open to the public for hands-on archaeology taster sessions.

July 2022 - Dig Teddesley, South Staffs

Geophys survey and on-going excavation, members only.

30th June 2022 Meeting Wolverhampton College

Talk by Bradley Canal Restoration Society

26th May 2022 Meeting Wolverhampton College

Guest speaker: Graham Worton - The Black Country UNESCO Geopark.

28th April 2022 Meeting Wolverhampton College

Talk: The Wightwick Manor Collections

31st March 2022 Meeting Wolverhampton College

AGM + Angkor Wat slide show

3rd March 2022 Meeting Wolverhampton College

Guest Speaker: Mark Hannaford - A History of Surveying Techniques, from Gunter's Chain to robotic 'Total Station' and GPS.

29th January 2022 Dig St Mary Magdalene, Albrighton

Excavation at the church from 10am - come and try your hand at archaeology! Spectators also welcome.

27th January 2022 Meeting Wolverhampton College

Guest Speaker: Doug Bickley - The Wrottesley Observatory.

November 2021 - June 2022 Dig Coven, South Staffs

Excavation completed, report published.

25th November 2021 Meeting Wolverhampton College

Guest speaker: Dr Kate Farr - 'From Plaque to Poo': New Revelations About Ancient Ancestors


Previous Events, Field Trips & Monthly Talks

You can get a flavour of what we do from this selection of recent activities. For completed project reports please refer to our reports page.

Monthly talks:

  • Chase Through Time. Investigations into Castle Ring, an Iron Age hill fort on Cannock Chase
  • Charles II and the Whitgreaves of Moseley Old Hall
  • Time Team & Dig Village
  • The Magic of LiDAR
  • Life in Neolithic Times
  • You Are What You Eat: How Isotopes Can Dish The Dirt On You
  • 2,000 Years of Iron Smelting in Britain

Public digs:

  • East Park Academy
  • Oak House, West Bromwich
  • Coven Community Archaeology Project
  • Albrighton Village Green

Exhibitions:

  • Wolverhampton Archives
  • Dudley Archives
  • Perton History Open Day

Field Trips:

  • Lapworth Geology Museum Guided Tour
  • Letocetum Guided Tour