What’s On

Sorry for the long wait, but here it is – our Events Programme for 2018!

Monday 26 February, Crampton Tower, 7:15 for 7:45 startOst Centingas Saxon Re-enactment GroupFree to members, £3 to non-members
Monday 26 March, Crampton Tower, 7:15 for 7:45 startUnderground Kent - talk by Rod Le GearFree to members, £3 to non-members
Monday 28 April, Crampton Tower, 7:15 for 7:45 start The Archaeology of Faversham in 10 Objects by Dr. Pat Reid of the Faversham Society Archaeological Research GroupFree to members, £3 to non-members
Monday, 25 June,
Afternoon Visit
Visit and Guided Tour of Crabble Corn Mill and visit to St. John's Commandery, a Chapel and Hall of the Knights HospitallersFurther details to follow
Monday, 23 JulyTalk by Mark Williams of Wessex Archaeology on their work in KentFree to members, £3 to non-members
Other summer visitsTo be arrangedFurther details to follow...
Monday, 24 September, Crampton Tower, 7:15 for 7:45 startTalk on Medieval Weaponry by Jason HulottFree to members, £3 to non-members
Monday, 22 October, Crampton Tower, 7:15 for 7:45 startTalk on the Antarctic Historic Huts by Jose and Chris GibbsFree to members, £3 to non-members
Monday, 26 NovemberTalk on the Caesar's Camp Excavations at Ebbsfleet, Thanet by Andrew MayfieldFree to members, £3 to non-members

Please note, with the exception of the visits all the events take place at the Lecture Hall, Crampton Tower Yard, Broadstairs.

Doors open: 7.15pm for 7.45pm start
Entrance Fees: 
Crampton Tower: Members free, non-members £3.




IOTAS Archaeological Studies Lecture Course 2018

The Goddess in Archaeology and Myth


  1. Goddesses of Old Europe? Looking at the evidence for a Neolithic              12 March  Great Goddess
  2. Eostre: The Spring Goddess: the development of a Saxon Goddess                 9 April
  3. Robin Hood and Maid Marion: the origins of the famous outlaw and            14 May  his bride
  4. The Children of the Goddess Danu: The Celtic Gods and the Fairy Folk      18 June
  5. Mother Tongue: Looking at the Prehistoric origins of language and the              9 July    alphabet
  6. Corn Dollies and Harvest Queens: Pagan elements in farming traditions  10 Sept.
  7. The Sky Mother: Henges and the Milky Way                                                             8 Oct.
  8. The Running of the Deer: The old Northern horned goddess                           12 Nov. ___________________________________________________________

Each session runs from 7.00-9.00 pm

Lecturer: John Grigsby – he has lectured in archaeology and myth for the University of Kent, worked for English heritage for 15 years and is now working for Canterbury Archaeological Trust while writing his PhD on Stonehenge with Tim Darvill

ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Fee for all eight lectures £80: individual lectures £12, including refreshments and course materials. Under 18s (minimum age 16): all eight lectures £65, individual lectures £10 each.

Limited places – book early!

For course details and enrolment:  mail@iotas.org.uk , message us on our Facebook page (Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society), or write to IOTAS at: Crampton Tower Yard, High Street, Broadstairs, CT10 2AB.


On Monday evenings we meet from 7.15 pm to 9 pm in our room at Crampton Tower, Broadstairs. If no organised talk on archaeology or local history has been arranged, we have an occasional informal talk by one of our members.  Otherwise this is an informal members’ get-together where we might do some pot-washing, or prepare for a future project, or just simply have a catch up.

We also have a library containing books about history and archaeology which members are free to use.

If you are interested in joining the Society then this is a good way to meet us and find out what’s going on so please feel free to just drop in!

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2 Responses to What’s On

  1. Kelly cull says:

    I am interested in attending your event on the 24th of April. Can non members just arrive on the evening?

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