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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 72 dated December 2021.

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25 May, 6.00, Newcastle upon Tyne: Mapping the City 1250-2021, Mike Barke. Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University, live and livestreamed. The flyer, including Zoom details, is in the Members' section

  Click here for details of our monthly lectures to June 2022

                                         Summer Social

Booking for the Summer Social on 22 July at the Tynemouth Watch House Museum, 6.00-8.00, is now open in the Members' section . Tickets cost £15 and will include a guided tour and buffet meal.


A Full Programme of Talks, Visits, Social Events

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We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration number, 1188638) Click here for our entry on the Charity Commission website. The Society operated for many years as an incorporated association with charitable status (registration number 230888) with the same name and the same charitable objects. Click here for the Charity Commission entry for the pre-2021 body.

We publish a learned journal, Archaeologia Aeliana, each year, and a News Bulletin twice a year. Small Research Grants are available for original research by members.

We are partners in the management of Newcastle Castle, and are signatories to the North East Statement Against Racism.

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Coronavirus; changes to our activities

Our Membership Administrator and the Trustees are still mainly working remotely. Contact the membership administrator on   For financial queries, please contact the Society’s Treasurer at  Invoices need to be submitted electronically.

Our Library at the Great North Museum is currently open for limited hours,10am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday. There is a considerable backlog of accessioning and shelving, so certain titles may not be available straightaway. Members are asked have patience and understanding while Tamsin Bapty, the new Library co-ordinator, works towards restoring a normal service.

Nick Hodgson, President

In the future, don’t forget your past