The Society's seal and three photographs

About us

Follow this link to see our formal Constitution, Standing Orders, and other policy documents.

How SANT is governed

As from 1 January 2021, 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 unincorporated 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. The CIO is operating in the same way, with a membership which elects the trustees (Members of Council) and the officers of the Society. This more modern form of charitable status makes it easier for the Society to hold assets and make contracts, and offers the charity trustees the comfort of limited liability. 

 We produce an Annual Report and Accounts, which are submitted yearly to the Charity Commissioners.

Our Constitution requires that there should be not less than 14 nor more than 16 elected charity trustees. These consist of the six officers of the CIO, namely the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Librarian,the Editor and the Keeper of the Archaeological Collections, and up to 10 other members. To be eligible to stand as President, any candidate must already be a charity trustee. In addition the immediate Past President of the CIO is an ex officio trustee. The members' section also includes the Standing Orders for Council and the terms of reference of the committees.

All the initial trustees (Members of Council) of the CIO will retire at the first AGM of the CIO on 27 April 2022, although they may stand for re-election. Thereafter, two officers and two ordinary trustees will stand down at each AGM, chosen on the basis of length of service or by lot if necessary, but may stand for re-election. Follow this link for details of the process for 2022-23 Council nominations.

Follow this link for a list of members of our Committees of the Antiquaries' Council, and the representatives on outside bodies for 2021-22. Our new Standing Orders for Council meetings, and for individual committees have been in force since we became a CIO in January 2021. At this stage, they are subject to revision as we test them out in practice, and will anyway be reviewed annually.

All members of Council are expected to declare their interests each year.

Privacy and Data Protection

We take our members' privacy very seriously, and:

Our Data Protection Policy is reviewed at each May Council Meeting. Our registration number with the Information Commissioner's Office is A8266316.


The individuals running the Society

Officers and Council

President: N. Hodgson, MA, PhD, FSA

Secretary: G.C. Stobbs BA, MLitt, ACIfA

Treasurer: Professor S. Pallett, MA, ACA

Editor: D.P. O’Meara, MA

Librarian: D. Peel, BSc

Keeper of Collections: L. Allason-Jones, OBE, BA, MLitt, FSA, FMA, FRSA

Council: M. Alberti, MA, H.N. Cleeve, BSc, MEd, R. Collins, BA, PhD, FSA, R.W. Fern, BA,  D.H. Heslop, BA, FSA; F.C. McIntosh, BA, MLitt, His Honour Christopher Walton, MA (Cantab), G.N. Woodward, MA MA; D.Cutts, BA; S. Ward, BA, MA

A full list of all officers and Council for past years is included in the Society's Annual Report for each year.

You can reach any of the officers or committees of the Society by contacting the Hon. Secretary, Graeme Stobbs, by e-mail, or by writing to him at the Society's Office

Members of the Society's Council (only) can see copies of Council meeting papers by clicking here

In the future, don’t forget your past