Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS).

Coronavirus – Important message:

Following the current guidance on Coronavirus/COVID19 the ODAS meetings programme has been suspended until further notice.

Limited excavation on Thursdays has been resumed, but members should not attend without prior arrangement.

Other events are being kept under review. Any updated information will be placed on this website.

Scadbury Open Weekend 2020

We plan to open the site in September for visitors, with Coronavirus precautions and social distancing in place. Sat 12th and Sunday 13th September 2pm – 4:30pm both days – see poster:

Scadbury Open Day Poster 2020

Scadbury Open Day Poster 2020

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, in the London Borough of Bromley.

ODAS members digging

ODAS members digging

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

Archives Crossword Solution PDF

Crossword Solution 1

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of each month normally with a speaker presenting an illustrated talk on an archaeological or historical topic.

All meetings are currently suspended due to Coronavirus



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