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The Derbyshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1878 to encourage interest in the County’s history and archaeology.

We run a regular programme of talks and visits and a number of lectures at Derby University on topics of local and national interest

In addition to publishing the annual Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, we also produce ‘Miscellany’, which focuses on local history and a Newsletter.

The programme of events is organised by the four sections of the Society who have a special interest in Archaeology, Local History, Architecture and Industrial Archaeology. When the opportunity arises, field work is organised by the Archaeological Research Group. The overall administration of the Society is run by its Council.

Full details of all our events, publications and contacts can be found via the menu together with membership information. The Stop Press page will notify readers of any (mercifully rare) changes to our programme and information on any relevant local or national events that may be of interest to you.

Our talks and lectures are open and free of charge to members and to the general public and we would hope that this would encourage future membership.

Scroll down to see current events.

Full details in EVENTS page.


Oct-19 LHS

The Life and Work of a Master Thatcher : David Wood


Oct-26 DAS

Room OL1 University.

Ian Mitchell is stepping into give the following talk. Ian is currently the chairman of the DAS Industrial Archaeology Section.

Trent Valley power stations of the CGB

 The talk describes the background to the  boom in power station construction in the 1960s, the technology of the plants that were constructed, their subsequent evolution and decline, and recent initiatives to produce historic building records for the sites.


Nov-02 IAS

Bennerley Viaduct : Kieran Lee


Nov-09 LHS

Agricultural Change and the Derbyshire Landscape in the 19th Century : Roger Dalton


Nov-16 AS

Stoneywell Cottage : Alan Tyler, NT


Nov-23 ARG

Old English Language : Peter Graystone


Dec-07 XMAS

At St Pauls Church Hall

Tony Waldron will talk about 'Things that go bump'.

This is a light-hearted talk by a professional speaker, based upon his own 'encounters' when working in museum and historic houses and, as a hobby dowser, when invited to investigate strange happenings in people's homes and places of work




11-Jan DAS

Room OL1 University

'What the Romans Did For The South of France'

Dr. Ffiona Gilmore-Eaves.

The latest of Ffiona’s tours looking at all things Archaeological.


18-Jan ARG

The Excavations at Bradgate Park : Dr Richard Thomas


25-Jan IAS

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station : Andrew Parsons


Feb-15 LHS

Dedications of Churches : Dr T James


Feb-22 AS

Anglo-Saxon Architecture : Richard Stone. Please Note change of talk and speaker


Mar-01 DAS

Room OL1 University.

A frontier in transition and conflict: the results of the recent and on-going excavations at Vindolanda : Dr Andrew Birley


Mar-08 ARG

Section AGM. Excavations at Belper : Denise Grace.


Mar-22 LHS

Section AGM The Derwent Hospital : Rita Bailey.


Mar-29 AS

Section AGM. Staffordshire Gems : Ruth Williams.


Apr-05 IAS

Section AGM. The Magpie Mine, Sheldon : Lynn Willies.


Apr-26 DAS

Society AGM in St Pauls’ Church Hall, Little Chester : Speaker to be confirmed