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CBA’s Archaeology Day, incorporating the 2017 Beatrice de Cardi Lecture

06/Nov/2017 @ 14:00 - 19:30


CBA Archaeology Day

The annual CBA Archaeology Day will be held in London on 6 November 2017. It includes:

A discussion on the public image of archaeology

With applications to study archaeology at university falling, the recent loss of A Level Archaeology, and concerns about wider public recognition of the impact of archaeology and the lack of understanding of archaeology’s role in contributing to national debates about key issues facing society today, this seminar will hear from a number of speakers on their perceptions of the image of archaeology. Discussion will focus on how we can work together to improve the image of archaeology so its benefits are more widely recognised and appreciated.

2017 Beatrice de Cardi Lecture

Christopher Dobbs, Head of Interpretation and Maritime Archaeology and Alexzandra Hildred, Head of Research and Curator of Ordnance and Human Remains at the Mary Rose Museum, will be speaking about ‘Presenting Maritime Archaeology to the Public: The Mary Rose’. This year is the thirty-fifth anniversary of the raising of the wreck – which is now fully on show at the museum in Portsmouth (http://www.maryrose.org/).

Annual General Meeting

The annual opportunity for members to hear from the trustees and senior staff on the work of the CBA, discuss issues of concern, and sign off the accounts and other business relating to the governance of the charity.

The Marsh Archaeology Awards

The Marsh Christian Trust fund three awards: Community Archaeologist of the Year, Young Archaeologist of the Year, and the Marsh Award for Community Archaeology. The 2017 winners of the three awards will be announced and presentations made to the winning nominees.


The event will take place on Monday 6 November at the The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

This year’s De Cardi lecture will be given by Christopher Dobbs, Head of Interpretation and Maritime Archaeology and Alexzandra Hildred, Head of Research and Curator of Ordnance and Human Remains, who will be talking about ‘Presenting Maritime Archaeology to the Public:The Mary Rose’.

2.00 Event opens

2.30-4pm Seminar on the image of archaeology (details to follow).

4pm-5pm AGM

5pm-5.30pm Presentation of the 2017 Marsh Archaeology Awards

5.30pm-6.30pm Drinks reception

6.30pm-7.30pm ‘Presenting Maritime Archaeology to the Public:The Mary Rose’.

About the Beatrice de Cardi Lecture

Beatrice de Cardi was first Assistant Secretary and latterly Secretary of the Council for British Archaeology from 1949 to 1973. In order to recognise her outstanding contribution to the CBA and to the archaeology discipline, the Council decided in 1976 to inaugurate a series of lectures, to be named after her in recognition of her outstanding contributuon to archaeology and to the CBA. The speakers are given the freedom to discuss their own approach to any aspect of British archaeology.


Monday, 6 November 2017 from 14:00 to 19:30 (GMT)


The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly


Council for British Archaeology
01904 671 417


Burlington House
LONDON, W1J 0BA United Kingdom
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