Unfortunately, the world is rather upside down at the moment, and in common with most other organisations and services, IOTAS is unable to bring you its normal service. Currently we are unable to host talks, outings, or our course, and archaeology itself is suspended until further notice.
However we have been working behind the scenes! If you are a member you will have been receiving monthly Bulletins to keep in touch and our Facebook page has been operating throughout the Coronavirus lockdown, with opportunities to see virtual exhibitions and any other information we can glean to brighten up your days while we wait to resume our usual activities.
***WHAT WE’RE DOING NOW – COURSE UPDATE 28 June!***
John Grigsby’s course ‘Magic Circles’ : was postponed on a revised schedule till Monday 29 June. However, as it is still impossible to hold lectures indoors, we are moving online, at least for the lectures planned for 29 June, 13 July and 3 August. The second lecture in the series, ‘Stones and Star-gates’ will be available on a private YouTube channel from tomorrow, 29 June. We are in the process of informing those booked on our Lecture Course and sending them the link to access the lecture.
Talks: We have postponed all talks till we resume in September, but will not be able to publish our usual Programme till we are clear about the exact dates when we will be able to reopen.
Social Gatherings: There’s a big question about whether we would be able to hold any social gatherings, such as our Wine and Wisdom Evening and Christmas Dinner in November and December, as it would be impossible to maintain a safe distance between those who attend. I think it is unlikely that restrictions will be relaxed sufficiently by then, but who knows?
So all we can really say is that we will keep the situation under review and updated, and let you have further details about our future plans as soon as we are able.
In the meantime, we hope that you are able to enjoy the summer weather, and that you all keep safe and well until we are able to get together again, hopefully later this year.