CBA Wessex Autumn Conference: Saturday and Sunday 1st -2nd November 2008

In 2008, CBA Wessex is celebrating its 50th year. To mark this occasion, we are pleased to announce a major two-day conference "The New Antiquarians: 50 years of archaeological innovation in Wessex" to be held at the Ordnance Survey conference centre in Southampton on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November 2008.

The aim of the conference is three-fold: to review the significant advances that have taken place in the past 50 years; to outline current thinking and to speculate where the next half century could lead us and to help promote our continuing outreach programme and other activities. The conference is broken down into eight sessions, covering a range of periods and specialist areas.

We are proposing, with the support of Council for British Archaeology (CBA), to publish the proceedings as a record of the event. We are aiming to bring together as many as possible of those who have made a critical contribution to archaeological knowledge and practice in the Wessex region. Confirmed contributors include Barry Cunliffe, Geoff Wainwright, Tim Darvill, Mike Fulford, Mike Parker-Pearson, Peter Fowler, Josh Pollard, Phil Harding, Martin Green and many others.

The Venue

The conference will be held at the Ordnance Survey Business Centre, Romsey Road, Southampton SO16 4GU. The venue is within easy reach of Southampton city centre, with good road and rail links and on-site parking. For site details and map, please visit the OS website.

Food, Drinks and Accommodation

Tea and coffee will be provided during the morning and afternoon breaks. Hot meals and sandwiches will be available at lunch time in the Ordnance Survey café. A wide range of local accommodation is available. A list of useful contact numbers is available on the conference website and on request.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Saturday evening at a local restaurant with Andrew Lawson as after dinner speaker. Cost will be £29.95/head and details and menu options will be displayed on the website or on request. Please note, numbers for the dinner are very limited and early booking is highly recommended.

Further Information

For further information on the weekend please contact:
Andy Manning, CBA Wessex Meetings Secretary
or telephone 01722 343 406
Fax 01722 337562
or write to Andy Manning, CBA Wessex Meeting Secretary C/o Wessex Archaeology, Portway House, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury Wiltshire SP4 6EB


The weekend event is organised by CBA Wessex in association with the Ordnance Survey and Wessex Archaeology.