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Ulster Archaeological Society


2023 Lecture Programme

Monthly lectures are held in the Elmwood Building, Queen's University Belfast and cover a wide range of archaeological and related topics. All lectures are held at 7.30pm.

We also stream the lectures to Zoom and many are made available on YouTube. Members will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting. Recordings will be available on YouTube. You can access our YouTube channel here.

Admission is free and all are welcome.


Monday 30 January           

St Brigid’s shoe: a religious statement made in 1710

Comac Bourke

Monday 27 February

Annual General Meeting

Monday 27 March

Stonehenge, a curator's view

Heather Sebire
English Heritage  

Only on Zoom

Monday 24 April

Irish Cave Bones: a fresh look and the discovery of the Irish Palaeolithic

Dr Ruth Carden

University College Dublin

Only on Zoom

Monday 29 May

Understanding dugout boats and how their interaction within their receiving environment in Northern Ireland, through discoveries from recent weather events and experimental archaeology

Dr Niall Gregory
Gregory Archaeology

Monday 11 September

Visualising the Past: the use of 3D technologies in the interpretation and conservation of cultural heritage

Dr Eimear Meegan (Discovery Programme)

Monday 25 September

Economy and society in Co. Antrim 1100-1300: innovation, evolution and continuity

Dr Tom McNeill

Monday 23 October

Purdysburn Villa Colony - Archaeological Perspectives on the Treatment of Mentally Ill Patients in Belfast

Dr Gill Allmond

TBC November

Annual Conference Discovery 2022!

Monday 27 November

Ballynahatty (Title TBC)

Barrie Hartwell
Queen's University Belfast

Monday 11 December

Ranelagh Cemetery (Title TBC)

Prof Eileen Murphy
Queen's University Belfast