Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) is an active local volunteer archaeology group and registered charity based in Orpington, Kent with a field headquarters at Scadbury Park, Chislehurst.

The Society promotes the study of archaeology in the local area by undertaking excavations, carrying out research into the archaeology and history of the area and encouraging public interest through meetings and visits.

More about ODAS

Meetings Programme 2016

ODAS has an annual programme of monthly meetings. The next few meetings are listed below. See our meetings page for full details.

3rd February
Peter Daniel, Education Officer for Westminster Archives/Local Historian, Crayford, Kent
Sir Cloudesley Shovell and the Longitude Act

2nd March
Mike Clinch, Kent Underground Research Group
Recent Discoveries (to include concrete sound mirrors uncovered at Fan Hole)

6th April
Members Meeting: Short Talk by Pamela Zollicoffer

Scadbury Manor Open Weekend 2016

The Site will be open to visitors Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September both afternoons.

Free entry, self-guided tours, refreshments, bookstall  Click the link below for more details.

Open Weekend


ODAS members give talks to other groups usually on the subjects below. If you would like more information please email us or use the contact us page.

Talk on Scadbury Moated Manor, Chislehurst
Talk on the Archaeology of the Orpington area

email:  orparchsoc@yahoo.co.uk