Messages for U3A Joint Archaeology Group

Archaeology Group Sarum U3A

The group is shared with Salisbury and Spire U3A and meetings are held in the Salisbury Museum Lecture Hall on the second Tuesday of each month except August between 10.15 and 12 pm. The lectures are usually limited to 50 members. However there is no limit to the number on the group list for sharing Archaeology news and other related matters. Visits to places of interest to the group are also arranged but maybe limited to less than 20 members There is a charge per meeting to cover costs of the speaker and refreshments usually £2.50 but up to £5 for speciality speakers. The more attending the lesser the charge.

If you would like more information please contact Malcolm Burrows at or tel 01722 416828 or 07943 697917

Please note that the programme up to December 2019 has been changed from previous notices, due to other commitments by some speakers.

Several members expressed an interest in Stuart Robson's programme of monthly Geology meetings which take place on the 3rd Tues of each month. They can accommodate a few more attendees at the indoor sessions - contact Salisbury 334310 for details of venue if you do not already know, or Malcolm. The only limit for outdoor meetings is the number of cars available. Often there are spare seats. See side of page for the programme in two parts. Please note that these meetings are separate to the Archaeology meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Here are the latest details for the Archaeology Group meetings

         May  14th: Tour and walk to Calshot castle by Colin van Geffen
Meet at Calshot castle car park at 10.30am. Charges apply for the guided walk, car
park and entrance to the Castle. This places for this trip are now full.

         June  11th: Janet Diamond on  Egypt and the Pyramids: Meeting Museum Lecture Hall
The Steps to Giza - origins and inspiration for the world’s first pyramid. Janet is
one of our favourite speakers and this lecture is not to be missed. The charge for
this lecture is £4

         July  9th: Pitt-Rivers Walk in Cranbourne Chase with Adrian Green director of Salisbury Museum
This will be subject to Adrian not being called away on Museum business.
Replacement speaker will be notified if needed. Meeting place and time to be

         August - No meeting.

September 10th: Roy Wilde - Grovely Woods part 2 - Walk to see the landscape of ancient sites.

         October 8th: Member presentations: Meeting at Museum Lecture Hall. Talks on Stratford sub Castle,
Romans in Bologna, plus other sites in the UK and abroad

         November 12th:  How to look at Things by Colin van geffen: Meeting at Museum Lecture Hall

         December 10th: Christmas social with an exhibition or demonstration: Meeting at Museum Lecture Hall

Any member who has a suggestion for talks or visits please contact me and I will try and make the necessary arrangements.

Messages are sent as a blind copy so that members details are not revealed. Names and email addresses can be supplied to those who require a car share for the outdoor visits.

For more information please contact me:

Email: or Tel: Salisbury 416828 / 07943 697917