Welcome to ArchSoc!
We are the University of Nottingham Archaeology Society - UoN ArchSoc.
As a subject-based society, ArchSoc is made up of both archaeology students and other students from around the university. Our main aim is to provide a space for students across all years to come together and explore our common interest in the past. Over the academic year, we provide a variety of events including trips (both abroad and at home), social events, careers advice, and hands-on workshops. We hope that within our society, you will be able to explore your archaeological interests and share it with other like-minded people. Our objective is to enhance your university experience and bring together a community within the department. No matter your year group, undergraduate or postgraduate, we hope you get involved!
How can I join?
We welcome all members with an avid interest in archaeology, whether you are studying it, or not. Membership can be purchased online or at the Welcome Fair on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th September. Buying a membership gains you access to the fun-filled socials we arrange as well as giving you a discount on ticket prices. As the student face of the Archaeology department, we promise you lots of entertainment but also to provide a supportive network for you to come to if you're struggling with university life.
This Month with ArchSoc:
We are looking to provide at least two socials and/or trips per month.
After the success of the Bolsover Castle trip, lead by our very own Dr. Chris King. Our next events are:
British Museum: Troy, Myth and Reality - 22nd February - - Come and see the story of Troy, told thorugh breathtaking art, ancient sculptures and exquisite vase paintings. You can also examine the fascinating archaeological evidence that proves there was a real Troy, offering tantalising hints at the truth behind the mythical stories. If you just fancy a trip to London, we are offering JUST a travel option
Southwell Minster - 2nd March - During Reading Week we will be visiting Southwell Minster. The Minster's heritage and conservation team have invited us to come and look at the conservation work they're doing on the roof as well as other aspects of the minster. The cathedral as it stands was built c. 1180 to 1300 and is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture. There will be an opportunity to go up onto the roof and see the work they have been doing!
ArchSoc takes Croatia: April 2020. Enjoy your Easter holiday by exploring the beauty of Croatia. We are visiting the historic town of Zadar and seeing the sights!
Student vs Lectures Pub Quiz - TBC - Six rounds of five questions, testing you on your general knowledge, sports, film, TV and a wide range of other topics. It costs £1 to join so come along and meet us at Squares for some drinks and get quizzing!
We are always happy to answer questions via our social media platforms and email. Let us know if you need anything at all!
Alternatively, you can usually find a committee member hanging around in the Humanities building so don't be afraid to approach us and have a chat. We always want to meet new people!
You can find us on...
University of Nottingham ArchSoc