LA in action
In addition to publishing London Archaeologist magazine four times a year, we also get involved in other activities…
You’ll find us in March at the LAMAS Archaeology Conference and in the summer during the Festival of Archaeology we usually have a big stand featuring archaeological activities for families – either at the Museum of London or another venue. We're usually at the Thames Discovery Programme conference in the autumn.
Each May, following a wine reception and brief AGM, we welcome a lecturer to speak, usually on an important site or major research project. Last year the 49th prestigious London Archaeologist Annual Lecture was given by Jessica Bryan, who revealed the extensive archaeological potential in works for the Thames Tideway Tunnel infrastructure and described revelations at sites in Putney, Bermondsey and Deptford. This year, we'll be looking at recent archaeological work at Hampton Court.
London Archaeological Prize
Often called the Publication Prize, this biennial award is given in even years for the best publication (or publications if entries are especially good) over the previous two years. It is adjudicated by a panel of judges from professional, academic and voluntary sectors of archaeology. Formerly administered by the Standing Conference on London’s Archaeology, LA has been managing the prize since 2008.
The 2018 Prize was awarded at the London Archaeological Forum in November. The winner was PCA's monograph on the archaeology and history of the Great Northern Railway's Goods Yard at King's Cross, An immense and exceedingly commodious goods station, by Rebecca Haslam and Guy Thompson. All the judges rated it very highly, and we'll feature an interview with the authors in our spring 2019 issue. See more details on our News page.
Council for British Archaeology London Region
We nominate a permanent trustee to the Council for British Archaeology London, which organises events for members, and provides a London-wide forum for amateur and professional archaeologists.
We are also represented on the City of London Archaeological Trust, which gives grants annually for archaeological projects with a link to the City of London.