Coronavirus: The ODAS Meetings Programme has been suspended until further notice

Online Meetings using ‘Zoom’

A series of online meetings for members is being planned. If you are not a member, but are interested in attending an individual meeting as a ‘guest’, please contact for further information. 

The meetings shown below will not take place as planned. Online meetings will be arranged where possible instead.

Members meet at 8 p.m. usually on the first Wednesday of each month (except January and August).

Meetings are held at Christ Church (United Reformed), Tudor Way, Petts Wood,  BR5 1LH. More details of the location are given below.

Meetings include illustrated talks on a variety of archaeological and historical subjects by visiting speakers and sometimes by ODAS members.


1st January No Meeting
5th February Nigel Jeffries MCIfA & FSA
Senior Specialist – Medieval and Later Ceramics and Finds
Museum of London ArchaeologyWhich bottles are ‘witch bottles’? Exploring Ralph Merrifield’s legacy in the field of early modern bottle magic in England
4th March Dr Roger Squires

Historic Rotherhithe

1st April Members Meeting
Pamela ZollicofferThe Mysterious Stone Ornament
6th  May Joe Brooks 
Pre-Construct ArchaeologyExcavations at The Adrian Boult Music Centre, Westminster Abbey
3rd  June Professor D. Perrett
Greater London Industrial Archaeological SocietyFive Decades of Change in London’s Industrial Archaeology
1st July Dr Andrew Richardson, Outreach and Archives Manager
Canterbury Archaeological TrustDressed to Kill: Costume and Grave Goods in Kentish Funeral Rites
5th August No Meeting
2nd September Andy Burnham, Chartered Electronics & Systems Engineer

The Megalithic Portal

7th October Elliott Wragg, Project Officer
Thames Discovery Programme
Museum of London ArchaeologyFrom County Hall to The Foreshore: Nautical Archaeology and a Volunteer Force
4th  November Dr Simon Elliott
Author, Historian, Archaeologist and BroadcasterFrom Ragstone to Riches: The Building of Roman London

Location of meetings:

Christ Church (United Reformed), Tudor Way, Petts Wood, BR5 1LH, junction of Tudor Way and Willett Way, entrance via Willet Way.

Please note Google Maps is inaccurate, the map below indicates the correct location.

Christ Church