Archaeology events at Reading

Research seminars

We hold a vibrant series of seminars during term time. All staff and students are welcome.

See the schedule: Archaeology research seminar series 


Exploring Adolescence: A Symposium on emerging research in Puberty and Development

Friday 16 March

A one-day symposium with the aim to explore emerging trends in the area of adolescent growth and development, the day will include presentations by leading experts in the field, round table discussions and networking opportunities.

The cost for the day is £12. Please follow the link to Book Adolescence Symposium

The full Exploring Adolescence Programme includes a keynote speech by Dr Mary Lewis, along with talks from Candace McGovern, Sascha Valme, Sarah-Louise Decrausaz (University of Cambridge), Charlotte Henderson (University of Coimbra) and Danielle Doe (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid).

The event kicks off with optional pre-symposium drinks on Thursday evening at The Botanist for those who would like to join us. The Symposium itself starts with registration from 9am, with Mary Lewis starting proceedings at 10am. The day finishes at 4.30 and is followed by optional drinks and symposium dinner at All Bar One Reading. We hope to see you there. 


Masterclass on Romano-British Brooches

This one-day event will enhance your skills in description, identification and dating of Romano-British brooches. You will also learn about the way the PAS records brooches and the research potential of personal adornment for our understanding of Roman Britain.Arch-event-brooch1

We have two dates to choose from:

  • Monday 25 June
  • Monday 2 July

Spaces are limited to 20 places on each Masterclass. The cost per day is £35 standard/waged and £25 for students.

The session will be run by Jörn Schuster, who studied Archaeology at the Universities of Frankfurt, Nottingham and Göttingen. Since then he has worked as a county archaeologist/museum director in Northern Germany, finds specialist for English Heritage and post-excavation manager for two of the largest archaeological contractors in the UK. In 2012 he started his own company, ARCHÆOLOGICALsmallFINDS, providing archaeological expertise as well as editing and translation services to customers from the UK and Europe. Dr Hella Eckardt and Dr Emma Darch-event-brooch3urham from the University of Reading will be on hand to help with the practical session, and Hella will give a short talk at the end of the day about research opportunities.

You can book on to either Masterclass on Romano-British Brooches through our online store.

Past Conferences

SAGES Research Students Conference 2017

The 2017 Research Students conference was held on 11 & 12 May 2017. Oral presentations were given by third-year students to academic staff and fellow students over the course of the two days. The full programme is available: SAGES Research Students Conference Programme 2017 

Second year students produced posters for the conference; the overall standard was very high and after a good deal of discussion the SAGES Postgraduate Committee chose the winners:

  • 1st place: No Smoke Without Fire - Emily Carroll
  • 2nd place: Modelling Mackeral - Rob Boyd
  • 3rd place: Lighting up Lusitania - Carolina Rangel de Lima



Experimental approaches to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: Sat 28 March 15

A one day event looking at thematic and practical issues in the application of experimental archaeology in the application of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research.

SAGES Research Students Conference 2015 PhDConf1

2015's Research Students Conference was held on Thursday 14 May and Friday 15 May. Third-year PhD students gave oral presentations of their work to academic staff and fellow students. Year Two Research students produced Posters for the conference and Year One students each produced a Powerpoint slide. All Posters and Slides were on display in the Sorby Room, Wager throughout the conference. A Poster Session was held on Day One. As in previous years, students enjoyed the opportunity to meet with their colleagues across the School and discuss the very different sorts of research they are engaged in. PhDConf3

This quality of talks, posters and slides this year was very high indeed, and was commented on by many academic staff. It was very hard to choose the best, but the SAGES Postgraduate Committee reached the following decisions, after much discussion.

Prize winners

Many congratulations to our 2015 prize winners :

  • Best Presentation (joint winners) : Anna Rohnbogner & Mike Simmonds (Archaeology)
  • Best Year Two Poster: Lionello Morandi (Archaeology)
  • Best Year One Slide: Catharine Psychenyckj (Geography & Environmental Science)

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