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Thursday 2nd March: MAA members attended the Society of Antiquaries London meeting in Cardiff.

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March 2, 2017
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January 17, 2018
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United Kingdom

The Society of Antiquaries London, meeting in Cardiff.

The Society was founded in 1707 and currently has 3,000 Fellows include many distinguished archaeologists and art and architectural historians. The Fellowship is international and includes all aspects of the material past. The role of the Society was, and is ‘the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of antiquities and history in this and other countries’. The Officers and Council are elected on St George’s Day (23 April). The Society remained at Somerset House until 1874, when it was offered a suite of purpose-built apartments in Burlington House, Piccadilly, designed by architects Banks and Barry, which gave it more room than was available in Somerset House.

On Thursday 2nd March,  MAA members were invited to attend the Society of Antiquaries London meeting in Cardiff. Many members of our Association are Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and one was to be admitted at this meeting. Tea was served in the restaurant of the Main Building, Park Place. The main meeting was held in the Wallace Lecture Theatre. Following the formal admission of fellows Dr. Paul Nicholson and Dr. Steve Mills (both of Cardiff University and Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London) gave a lecture entitled,  ‘Visions of Antiquity – Imaging Egypt and Palestine in the First World War’. Following the interesting lecture there was a wine reception.

The above is complemented by our forthcoming visit to the Library of the Society of Antiquaries on 6th September. 

This year on 6th September the MAA and CAS (Cardiff Archaeological Society) will jointly visit to the premises of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly. Members are invited to tour the premises of the Antiquaries and see not only the rooms, but a special display of items from its collections relating to Wales, drawn from its archives, library, print collection and museum. A reception will be offered on arrival when we will be greeted by Officers of the Antiquaries. Further details on booking arrangements have been sent out to members and you are advised to book early to obtain a place.

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