ERAS leads and organise activities for those interested in archaeology in our area. Experts are on hand at our monthly field studies meetings to guide members through hands-on activities. During the summer months our experts on occasion offer walks or visits to local sites of archaeological interest. During the winter months, local and visiting speakers give talks as part of our winter lecture series.
Field studies meetings are usually at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month at St Nicholas Community Centre, Holmechurch Lane, Beverley.
Lectures usually start at 7:30pm and are held in the Wilberforece Building, Hull University, Cottingham Road, Hull. There is an entrance fee for non-members of £2.
Additional special events are planned every year to allow members to get to know each other. We also run our own excavations, research and survey projects which members are encouraged to become involved in.
Please use either calendar below to find out more about our events.
Date for your festive diaries 🥂🎄- the Christmas Social has been booked!!!! This year's festivities will take place on Friday 13 December at 7.30 pm til late. We have secured 26 Wilson Street, Anlaby - a wonderful cafe/licensed bar (almost opposite The Red Lion pub). There will be a buffet laid on by the venue and we will have the usual quizzes and games. All this for only £10!!!!!!! Do come along and support this event - it is always a fun evening and everyone is made to feel very welcome. Tickets can be purchased in person from Angela at the next lecture on Wednesday 20 November.or at Field Studies. Alternatively, you can message us directly on our facebook page to secure your place https://www.facebook.com/East-Riding-Archaeological-Society-309242889125462/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as we welcome back Steve Sherlock who has kindly agreed to present a lecture relating to his work on the prehistoric landscape of Redcar. Free entry to members. £2 entry to non-members.
We are delighted to welcome back Professor Martin Carver from the University of York who has kindly agreed to talk about his excavation work at the Sutton Hoo Site. Free entry to members. £2 entry to non-members.
Charlotte Wilkinson kindly joins us to talk about her career as an archaeological conservator. Free entry to members. £2 entry to non-members.
Lecture: 'Burton Constable before Brown: the development of an East Yorkshire country house landscape up to c.1750' - 18 March 2020
We are delighted to welcome Shaun Richardson who is presenting a lecture about the landscape and development of Burton Constable Hall prior to the creation of the gardens by Capability Brown. Free entry to members. £2 entry to non-members.
Our Annual General Meeting is open to all current members. It is an opportunity to hear the officer's reports and vote on Society matters - including the election of the Committee.
Please note that the lecture by Martin Brown - Henges and Hand Grenades follows at 7.30 pm.
We welcome Martin Brown to talk about his experiences as a former MOD archaeologist including work with Operation Nightingale. The intriguing title 'Henges and Hand Grenades' suggests a very different archaeological landscape to what we have experienced before at ERAS. Free entry to members. £2 entry to non-members.
Please note that this lecture is preceded by the AGM at 7pm. All current members are invited to attend.