LAMAS 59th Annual Conference of London Archaeologists

Roman Towns

After some deliberation Archaeology Committee have decided to continue holding the annual conference via Zoom.

Tickets for this event are available via Eventbrite. 

The programme will probably include a mix of live and recorded contributions which may be subject to change on the day.


Date and Time 


Saturday, 25th March 2023

11 AM to 5 PM

Zoom Webinar




Full Programme

Morning session: recent work 

11.00-11.10: Welcome, introduction, and presentation of the 2022 Ralph Merrifield Award
Harvey Sheldon, Chair of Archaeology Committee

11.10-11.35: Excavations at Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Staines: Evidence for Neolithic occupation and early Bronze Age burials, as well as later activity
Andy Hood, Foundations Archaeology

11.35-12.00: Fine dining, quarrying, and manufacturing. Medieval and later landuse beyond Aldgate
Dougie Killock, Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited

12.00-12.10: BREAK

12.10-12.35: Who was Frederick? And other stories from recent excavations at 4-5 Frederick’s Place, in the heart of the City
Alison Telfer, MOLA

12.35-1.00: Roman London West of the Walbrook: Preliminary interpretations on recent excavations between Coleman Street and Moorgate, City
Ireneo Grosso, Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited

1.00-2.00: LUNCH

Afternoon session: Recent Work in Roman towns

2.00-2.30: Canterbury 
Jake Weekes, Canterbury Archaeological Trust

2.30-3.00: Gladiators at Roman Colchester: Spectacula and the Colchester Vase 
Glynn Davis, Colchester + Ipswich Museums

3.00-3.30: Mapping Verulamium: highlights from the recent geophysical surveys of the Roman city 
Kris Lockyear, Institute of Archaeology

3.30-4.00: BREAK

4.00-4.30: Silchester: recent excavations: the highlights 
Mike Fulford, University of Reading

4.30-5.00: Shaping the transition to late antiquity: London and the plagues of the 2nd and 3rd centuries 
Dominic Perring, Institute of Archaeology

Enquiries regarding the programme should be addressed to Jon Cotton on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 Past conferences:

The 2019 Conference: The Thames and its tributaries. Programme

The 2018 Conference: The Bloomberg Site. Programme

The 2017 Conference: The Crossrail Project. Programme

The 2016 Conference: London Bodies: Some Recent Advances. Programme

The 2015 Conference: Recent finds research. Programme

The 2014 Conference: Arenas of entertainment in Tudor and Jacobean London. Programme

The 2013 Conference: 50 Years of London Archaeology – Past, Present and Future. Programme.

The 2012 Conference: Roman Greater London. Programme

The 2011 Conference:The Archaeology of Modern London. Programme

The 2010 Conference: Saxon and Medieval London – Forty Years On. Programme

The 2009 Conference: London icons. Programme

The 2008 Conference: Londinium and Beyond. Programme

The 2007 Conference: The Archaeology of the East End. Programme

The 2006 Conference: Recent work on Roman towns. Programme

The 2005 Conference: the LAMAS 150th Anniversary Great Archaeological Balloon Race: The Final Five. Programme

The 2004 Conference: The Archaeology of the Recent Past. Programme

The 2003 Conference: London before London: prehistory in the Capital

The 2002 Conference: The London Archaeological Archive. Programme

The 2001 Conference: Archaeology in the landscape. Programme

The 2000 Conference: Romans in the suburbs. Programme

The 1999 Conference: the Archaeology of the River Thames. Programme

The 1998 Conference: 25 Years of Digging in the City of London Programme