Launched in 2021, Oxford Archaeology's research seminar series showcases our work across all periods over wide geographical areas. The underlying concept reflects our strategy to use a research-led approach to our work and to engage creatively with a wide range of audiences: staff, colleagues, students and the academic world, curators, consultants and the general public.

To date, seven seminars have been presented. The first focused on Windy Harbour, near Blackpool in Lancashire, exploring the transition from hunter gathering to farming from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age. The second meeting examined a key period of settlement pattern change across southern Britain during the middle Bronze Age. The third seminar dealt with perceptions of Iron Age farmsteads in East Anglia, Essex and the Upper Thames Valley, while the fourth compared rural settlement in northern and southern Roman Britain. The fifth seminar focused on early medieval cemeteries in south-eastern and north-western England, and the sixth looked at the provisioning of medieval towns across England. The seventh explored the archaeological and osteological findings from two major early modern burial grounds in Oxford and Hull.

Seminars 1 to 7 are available on Oxford Archaeology's YouTube page at the following link

Upcoming seminars

The recording of the seminar on 'Life & Death in the Industrial Era' is available on YouTube. Click the link below to view. The next seminar is currently being planned and will be advertised here in due course.