Archaeology Conference 2021

We arrange the Lake District Annual Archaeology Conference to showcase the research that takes place within this rich cultural landscape, which was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2017.

Each year the conference provides an opportunity to learn about recent projects carried out in partnership with local communities and volunteers within the National Park. Many of these have been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This year we are holding the conference on-line on Saturday 13 November. Tickets are free but please book a place on the link below.


10.00 Introduction Tiffany Hunt MBE, Member and Chair of Historic Environment Sub Group, Lake District National Park Authority

10.05 Archaeology in the Lake District National Park 2019-21 Eleanor Kingston, Lake District National Park Authority

10.30 Questions and Discussion

10.35 Archaeology in the time of a pandemic – an update on recent work by the National Trust Jamie Lund, National Trust

11.05 Questions and Discussion 

11:15 Coffee/Tea Break

11.30 A new survey of the Carles stone circle, Castlerigg Al Oswald, University of York

11.50 Questions and Discussion

11.55 Recent fieldwork at Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle Kurt Hunter-Mann, Romans in Ravenglass

12.25 Questions and Discussion

12.30 An Aerial Perspective of the High Street David Knight, Historic England

12.50 Questions and Discussion

1.00 Lunch

1.45 ‘Weird and atypical, even degenerate’…or then again, maybe not? Early Neolithic enclosures in the North Al Oswald, University of York

2.30  Questions and Discussion

2.40  Coffee/Tea Break

3.00  The origins of Dacre: What should an early medieval monastery look like? Rachel Newman, Oxford Archaeology North

3:50  Questions and Discussion

4.00  Finish

If you would like to book tickets please go to Archaeology Conference Booking Page.

Tickets are free but if you would like to make a donation to support the Lake District Archaeology Volunteer Network and our amazing volunteers, we would be really grateful. We are raising money for equipment and training to pursue further archaeological work in the Lake District. Details of how much money was raised and what it will be spent on will be posted on this page after the conference.