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Previous events and exhibitions

Explore the archive of past events and exhibitions, watch recordings of live and online events, and listen to reflections and interviews.


Introduction to Roman pottery workshop with Edward Biddulph

Mon, 6 Nov 2023

Thank you to Edward Biddulph of Oxford Archaeology for the fantastic workshop yesterday at Marsham St, Maidstone. Read



What was happening at the heart of Roman East Malling?

Tue, 16 May 2023

Stephen Clifton from Maidstone Area Archaeological Group (MAAG) discusses the findings of the Roman Villa site at East Malling. Watch



Society event: Reinvestigating the origins of St Augustine's Abbey

Fri, 03 Mar 2023

A talk by Professor K.R. Dark of Kings College London entitled 'Mission to England: reinvestigating the origins of St. Augustine’s Abbey'. Read




The Archbishop's Palace, Otford

Tue, 21 Feb 2023

Charles Shee discusses the history and archaeology at the Archbishop's Palace in Otford and what the future plans are. Watch




Talk by historian Michael Wood on the Anglo-Saxon period

Fri, 30 Dec 2022

On Thursday the 1st of December, 2022 Professor Michael Wood OBE, FSA, entertained members of the Kent Archaeological Society at Maidstone Museum with a live talk. Read




Discovering Boxley Abbey: Old House Project

Tue, 01 Nov 2022

A recording of an online talk the KAS hosted in November 2022 discussing the work of the Society for the Protection of Buildings at Old House, Boxley supported by the KAS Historic Buildings Special Interest Group. Watch


Robin Fleming.


The application of ethnic identities to objects in sub-Roman Britain

Sat, 13 Nov 2021

KAS President Kerry Brown talks to Professor Robin Fleming about the application of ethnic identities to objects in the period after Roman rule. Listen



Interview with Lady Sondes and Lees Court Estate Manager Elizabeth Roberts

Mon, 04 Feb 2019

Clive Drew interviews Lady Sondes and Elizabeth Roberts to get the estate's perspective of the excavations at Lees Court. Listen



Lees Court Estate post-excavation interview

Mon, 04 Feb 2019

Archaeologists Steve Willis, Keith Parfitt and Richard Taylor discuss the initial findings from the May 2018 excavation of the ring ditch in Stringman's Field. Listen




Kent cropmarks; sorting the wheat from the chaff

Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Ever wondered how to identify archaeology from the sky? Who knew that you could use your computer to scan the rural fields and valleys to spot potential archaeology that will tell you more about the landscape and heritage. Watch




Gold, Garnet and the Treasure Act: a new acquisition and some essential guidance

Thu, 10 Jun 2021

Dr Elizabeth Blanning unveils an addition to the KAS collection; an item of Early Medieval jewellery recovered from private ownership. Watch



Our neighbours in empire: A tour of Belgium and the Netherlands in the Roman era

Thu, 20 May 2021

Dr Steve Willis takes us through a rapid tour of Roman archaeology in Belgium and the Netherlands, with similarities and marked contrasts to Kent. Watch



The Wandering Herd; the medieval cattle economy of South-East England

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

A guest lecture by Dr. Andy Margetts introducing the key findings of his new book The Wandering Herd. Watch



Underground Kent's hidden heritage

Thu, 15 Apr 2021

The Kent Archaeological Society host a talk by KAS Vice President, Trustee and Kent Underground Research Group Chair Rod LeGear on Kent's underground assets. Watch



Roman villa, Snodland

Mon, 29 Mar 2021

Giles Dawkes, Senior Archaeologist at Archaeology South East talks to KAS Trustee Fred Birkbeck about the excavations that he led at Snodland Roman villa and his experiences leading projects in Kent. Watch



Ways of Seeing: Scenes from Christ’s life on Faversham’s painted pillar

Sun, 14 Mar 2021

The Kent Archaeological Society hosted a talk by Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh on the painted medieval church pillar in the Kent town of Faversham. Watch



Caesar in Kent; did he land at Pegwell Bay?

Wed, 10 Feb 2021

A talk hosted by KAS President-elect Kerry Brown with Richard Taylor on the evidence of whether Caesar landed at Pegwell Bay near Ramsgate. Watch