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Announcement

Don't forget to regularly check our Upcoming Events section and fill your diary with these interesting and diverse offerings throughout the county, events are constantly being updated and if you have an event you would like to have added, contact the web team.

The Allen Grove Fund 2021

The Kent Archaeological Society is pleased to advise that it is re-starting and re-launching the Allen Grove Fund.

 

Further details about the fund and the application form can be found here:

The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary

The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for local history/archaeology in Kent schools has been established by the Kent Archaeological Society in memory of Ian Coulson. Ian was Adviser for History in Kent schools for over 25 years and, at the time of his premature death in 2015, President of the Kent Archaeological Society. Teachers in Kent schools are invited to apply for the bursary to develop classroom resources based on Kent’s local history and/or archaeology, two of Ian’s great passions. It is open to teachers in both primary and secondary schools.

Faversham's painted pillar - online event

Faversham Painted Pillar flyer

Following the success of the discussion between Kas Trustee Richard Taylor and President-elect Kerry Brown on the Pegwell Bay excavations, the KAS is organising a series of montly talks by Trustees and committee members.

 

CBA - Festival of Archaeology Part II

Part II of the Council for British Archaeology annual Festival of Archaeology is taking place all week from Saturday October 24th to Sunday November 1st.  The theme is Climate and Environment. 

 

Following on from Part I, the digital festival earlier in the year, the CBA have launched Part II. With a combination of outdoor and online events there should be somethiing for everyone and the CBA web page will allow you to view all the upcoming events, search for events near you, enter competitions and much, much more.

CBA Festival of Archaeology - Digital Week

The Council for British Archaeology have announced an amazing 9 days of digital events based around the theme of climate and the environment. 

Their traditional festival events will now be held between October 24th and November 1st. More details to follow.

CBA FoA 2020

Video - New President-Elect Kerry Brown

Following his recent appointment as President-Elect Kerry Brown introduces himself to members. In this video, Kerry talks about what the Kent Archaeological Society means to him, what its strengths are and his vision for the future of the Society.

Click here to view Kerry's biography

 

KAS coronavirus statement

With immediate effect all meetings, events, conferences and forums are cancelled.  This means that the forthcoming Annual General Meeting in May is cancelled as well as all meetings of Council and the Committees.  The Library and our facilities in Marsham Street are now shut and there will be no 2020 season on the Lees Court Estate. Archaeologia Cantiana and Newsletters will be produced as and when practicable.

Allen Grove Fund Deadline

APPLY NOW FOR GRANT FOR YOUR LOCAL HISTORY PROJECT

March 31 2020 is the latest date by which applications for grants from the Kent Archaeological Society’s Allen Grove Local History Fund can be accepted.

 

Allen Grove

 

The grants are awarded annually to encourage interest in Kent’s local history. Sums of up to £500 (or more for ‘exceptional projects’) are available to help cover the cost of research, publications, exhibitions and other projects.

 

Allen Grove (pictured right) was one of the county’s most eminent historians of his generation. He was Curator of Maidstone Museum from 1948 to 1975, Hon. Curator of the KAS for 26 years (and its President in 1987/88) and Chairman of the Kent History Federation for eight years.

 

When he died in 1990 he left £26,000 from the proceeds of the sale of his house to the KAS, with instructions that the society should invest the legacy and distribute the interest in ways that would promote the enjoyment of Kent's local history.

The first grants were made in 1994. Since then more than £30,000has been awarded, mainly to support the publication of books and booklets but also for oral history projects, establishing archives and research centres, and presenting displays in heritage centres and museums.