The Society was founded in 1985 on the strength and popularity of adult education classes held in Olney during the 1980s.
Meetings are held at the Olney Centre on Tuesday mornings between 10am and 12 noon.
Visitors are welcome; an attendance fee of £3.00 is charged for non-members and includes tea or coffee.
There are currently about 70 members. The membership fee is £25.00 per year which covers attendance and refreshments at all lectures. If you would like to join the Society please use the contact details below, or just come along to any meeting.
The Society’s Constitution describes its objectives as “the arranging and holding of meetings, visits and other activities of archaeological and related interest”. This is achieved by a programme of lectures or illustrated talks on a variety of topics, mainly relating to archaeology but sometimes of general historical interest. There are usually 18 of these, approximately two per month, between September and May. In addition, visits to places of archaeological interest, such as digs, museums, castles, stately homes etc. are organised each year. An annual lunch is also held in January.
A committee conducts the affairs of the Society according to its Constitution and any member is eligible to join the committee either by election or co-option. Suggestions as to lecture topics or events are always welcome.
The Society itself does not organise, or participate in, excavations, but some individual members may wish to do so in order to learn aspects of practical archaeology. Any such involvement is voluntary and contact with societies undertaking such events is encouraged.
For any further information, or to join the Society, please contact:
Chairman Tom Jones – 01234 713412
Lecture Secretary Ann Burrows – 01908 551855
Visit the Milton Keynes Heritage Association for links to the websites of many other local societies