Thank you to everyone who came to our Sussex Archaeology Symposium on the 9th of October, it was a really interesting day and all in-person!  We're now busy planning for our next Symposium on the 19th of March 2022, which will be held at the same venue in Lewes. 


We have so far booked the following speakers for 2022: James Brown, National Trust Archaeologist; Lynn Cornwell, co-director of HAARG; James Sainsbury, of Worthing Museum; and Dr Jaime Kaminski, from Brighton University.

If you would like to speak for us at the event, or if you would like to make a booking to join us, please contact me via the contact form, or download the latest E Newsletter - the booking form is on page 14.

We'll be updating these pages in due course.


18th October 2021

Due to popular demand, the Sussex School of Archaeology will be holding another Sussex Archaeology Symposium in 2021.   

We have a varied line-up of speakers ready to deliver the latest news in Sussex Archaeology as well as some reflections on Sussex Archaeologists of the Past.  Please visit the Symposium Speakers page to find out more.

You can use the form below to make your reservations or download the booking form by clicking on the windows icon below to print at home.  Payment can be made via BACS or cheque, the details will be emailed to you or you can find them on the downloadable form.

With the Symposium date fast-approaching, we need to make sure that you all get your lunch orders in on time!  The cut-off date for ordering lunches is the 4th of October (five days before the event).  Please look through the pre-order lunch list (below-right) and send us your choices via email.





The Sussex Archaeology Symposium 2021
Saturday 9th October
Kings Church Hall, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY

Confirmed speakers for the October 2021 event include:

Richard Toms - speaking about his grandfather's archaeological career, with a talk entitled: 

Reflections on Herbert S. Toms: Archaeologist and Curator.

Dr. David Rudling - speaking about the archaeologist best known for his study of Roman roads in Britain, with a talk entitled:

Ivan Donald Margary (1896-1976): An Officer, Gentleman, Scholar and Philanthropist

Mark Roberts - speaking about his recent excavations in West Sussex, with a talk entitled:

Excavation and research in the Goodwood Area, from the Lower Palaeolithic to Post-Medieval: an update

Jo Seaman and Steve Patton - speaking about their recent excavations at a Neolithic monument in Eastbourne, with a talk entitled:

From Neolithic Monument to a Loaded Picnic - the Evolving Story of Butts Brow, Eastbourne

Tess Machling and Roland Williamson - speaking about their research and experiments with Bronze Age bracelets, with a talk entitled:

Going Loopy: Replicating Bronze Age Sussex Loops

Teresa Vieira - speaking about the recent discovery of the Walberton Iron Age Warrior in a talk entitled:

A Late Iron Age 'Warrior' burial at Walberton, West Sussex

Simon Stevens -  speaking about his recent excavations at an Iron Age industrial site in Horam, with a talk entitled:

Minepits, Mud and Mayhem - Evidence of the Wealden Iron Industry at Horam

Lynn Cornwell - speaking about her recent geophysical investigations at a historic site in Hastings, with a talk entitled:

Hastings Country Park Hidden Landscape Project

Stewart Angell - speaking about his research into the Sussex archaeology of the First World War, with a talk entitled:

The Rise and Fall of Airships in Sussex during the Great War

Jane Clark - speaking about recent archaeological finds of note from the Sussex area, with a talk entitled:

The Portable Antiquities Scheme: An Update on Finds

Tickets cost £35 each and include breaktime refreshments and a pre-ordered lunch.

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