Society of Antiquaries Events and Lectures 2016

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Date / time
Date(s) - 15 July - 22 November
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Burlington House

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Courtyard Events

15 July 2016   Society of Antiquaries ‘Late’ event hosted by the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Society of Chemistry, Geological Society, Linnean Society of London, Royal Astronomical Society and Society of Antiquaries of London!

Royal Astronomical Society: Explore the Cosmos (see how comets form)

The Linnean Society of London: Nature and Enlightenment (tour) Royal Society of Chemistry: Alphabet of Our Universe (A short talk repeated throughout the night) Geological Society of London: Maps, Meteorites, Mary Anning & the Missing Link Royal Academy of Arts: Visit the Summer Exhibition 2016 & David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still life* Society of Antiquaries of London: Drop-in activities for the whole family. *Some activities around the courtyard may require booking/or a participation fee; all activities at Society of Antiquaries are free.

16 – 31 July 2016 The Society of Antiquaries will host activities exploring our 19th-century history and our early contributions to the modern discipline of archaeology—the event occurs on the eve of the Festival of Archaeology

Public Lectures

We launched our public lecture series in 2012 as a way to share the work of the Society and the work of Fellows of the Society with the public. Past lectures have focused on conservation, research or scholarship undertaken by our Fellows, projects supported by the Society’s conservation and research grant awards, people or objects connected to the Society’s collections at Burlington House (London) or Kelmscott Manor (Oxfordshire) and material cultural heritage at large.

This lecture series is a key part of our public outreach. It also provides visitors the opportunity to explore the ground floor of our Burlington House apartments, which are not generally open. There, a large selection of our paintings are on display with a sample of museum objects like the processional cross found on Bosworth Field. – See more at: https://www.sal.org.uk/public-lectures/#sthash.mwrgDG7r.dpuf

23 August 2016  1 – 2pm:  ‘Armour and the Afterlife: Knightly Effigies in England and Wales’, by Dr Tobias Capwell, FSA – See more at: https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2016/08/armour-and-the-afterlife-knightly-effigies-in-england-and-wales/

20 September 2016  1 – 2pm – ‘A Copy of a Copy: Leek’s Replica of the Bayeux Tapestry’, by Dr Brenda King, Chair of the Textile Society. – See more at: https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2016/09/a-copy-of-the-copy-leeks-replica-of-the-bayeux-tapestry/

18 October 2016  1 – 2pm: ‘The Relics of Battle Abbey’, by Dr Michael Carter, FSA (English Heritage).

Consider joining us for a tour of our historic Burlington House apartments before the lecture. Tours are £10.00 per person and include tea and coffee upon arrival, and a tour (1.5 hours) led by a qualified guide. – See more at: https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2016/10/the-relics-of-battle-abbey/

22 November 2016  1 – 2pm: ‘Motherboards and Motherloads: The Evolving Excavation of the Digital Age’, by Christine Finn, FSA.

Consider joining us for a tour of our historic Burlington House apartments before the lecture. Tours are £10.00 per person and include tea and coffee upon arrival, and a tour (1.5 hours) led by a qualified guide. – See more at: https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2016/11/motherboards-and-motherloads-public-lecture/

Further information

Learn about our first permanent home at Somerset House and see a historic re-enactment of one of our meetings held there — our re-enactments will show how Fellows of the Society were prominent public figures, and how learned societies of the period were often open to parody by popular satirists like the cartoonist George Cruikshank. Visitors will also be able to enjoy seeing some of our archaeological objects on display, meet Fellows of the Society and participate in informal learning activities. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for an exclusive tour of the Society’s Library.

Did we mention that you’ll have access to objects rarely on display as well as opportunities to join a tour of our stunning Library? And the cash bar with Prosecco? You don’t want to miss it! – See more at: https://www.sal.org.uk/lates#sthash.vQAmQE7e.dpuf