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May Lecture: “Reapproaching Celts” (In-Person Tickets Sold Out)

11th May 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr Rachel Pope - Digging for Britain

Please note that in-person tickets for this event is now fully sold out, so only online tickets are available. If you have booked to attend in-person and can no longer make it, please cancel this to allow another person to attend.

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland which will take place both in Augustine United Church and online. Immediately after the lecture there will be a drinks reception.

It may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events.

This event is free and open to all.

Lecture will be presented by Dr Rachel Pope FSA FSAScot

The lecture will discuss newly published work by the author that provides an enhanced framework for our understanding of the European Iron Age on the Continent, via the development of new contextual method that works to combine archaeology (primarily status burial data) with Classical textual references, whilst also focusing on the distinctly regional nature of Iron Age social organisation.

Lecturer Details

Rachel Pope is Reader in European Prehistory (University of Liverpool). Specialist in Bronze Age and Iron Age roundhouses and hillfort architecture, she has directed three major survey and excavation projects into British prehistoric settlement landscapes. Her work is developing new method, towards increasingly nuanced understandings of social organisation in Europe before Rome. She is Vice President of the Prehistoric Society, special advisor to Butser Ancient Farm, and Hands-Off Old Oswestry Hillfort, and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and Scotland.

May Lecture 2023 Registration



House Rules

The Society has a zero-tolerance policy on harassment and bullying.

All attendees are requested to act with respect to one another during this hybrid event.

Anyone making comments which we believe to be inappropriate (e.g. offensive or abusive) will be removed from the event immediately. Equivalent procedures (e.g. with regard to spam) will apply online.


COVID-19 Precautions for attending in-person events

To ensure all attendees and members of staff have a safe and enjoyable experience at these events, please make sure you adhere to the following rules:

We request that you do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the event

Try to maintain social distancing where possible and respect those with Distance Aware badges or lanyards

Please use hand sanitising stations provided

Listen to further announcements made by members of staff



The main entrance to the church is up four steps with a handrail.

Step free access is available via a door to the right of the building – please ring the bell for attention. Please note there is a tight turn in this passageway.

A standard accessible toilet is available on the ground floor and lower level (accessible via lift).

The venue (AUC sanctuary) has a hearing loop included.

Assistance dogs are allowed inside the venue.

If attending via Zoom, captions are included.

You can find further information on Accessibility here.



11th May 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom

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