Monthly lectures are held at Queen's University Belfast and cover a wide range of archaeological and related topics. All lectures are normally held at 8.00pm in the Main Lecture Theatre in the School of Natural and Built Environment, Elmwood Building in Elmwood Avenue.  Admission is free and all are welcome.



2017 Lecture Programme


Monday 30 January           

The Must Farm Excavations

David Gibson
Cambridge Archaeological Unit

Monday 27 February

Identity, architecture and conflict in the north of Ireland: new perspectives on the role of crannogs

Dr Paul Logue
Department of Communities: Historic Environment Division

Monday 27 March

The Distant North: Late Medieval Ships and Trade in Gaelic Ulster

Dr Tom McNeill and Dr Mark Gardiner
Queen's University, Belfast

Monday 8 May

Neolithic Crannogs? New research on islet sites in the Outer Herbides

Duncan Garrow
University of Reading

Monday 29 May      

King John and King John's Castle, Limerick

Ken Wiggins
Archaeological Consultant

Monday 18 September

Excavations at Rathfarnham Castle

Antoine Giacometti
Archaeology Plan

Monday 23 October

The Frosses Excavations

Colin Dunlop and Jonathan Barkley
Northern Archaeological Consultancy 

Monday 13 November

Bronze Age Blades and the Battle of Ballynahinch: Unexpected Connections

David Bell
Queen's University, Belfast

Monday 11 December

The Drumclay Crannog Wooden Assemblage

Catriona Moore
Archaeological Consultant