Roman Finds Group Meetings



16th April - 17th April 2021 2021 RFG Spring Meeting. New Research on Finds from the Roman South-West.

The 2021 Spring Roman Finds Group Conference held in association with the University of Exeter is entitled New Research on Finds from the Roman South-West. It is an open access (free) online conference on the zoom platform with six sessions and 23 illustrated talks. With particular thanks to the University of Exeter for the provision of the zoom facility

Previous Meetings

16th October - 17th October 2020 RFG 2020 Conference - New Research on Finds from Roman Scotland and the North

Our 2020 Conference, originally scheduled for April, and then October has moved online. Sixteen illustrated papers will be presented in blended content (some pre-recorded and some live) using the zoom platform on Friday 16th October and Saturday 17th October. With particular thanks to Glasgow University LEADS (Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service) who have provided the zoom facility.

3rd April - 4th April 2020 2020 RFG Spring Meeting New Research on Finds from Roman Scotland and the North - POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

The RFG spring 2020 meeting is being held in the Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow, 3rd-4th April. There are five sessions of papers with seventeen illustrated talks, on various aspects of finds from recent work in Roman Scotland and the North. There is a pre conference tour of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and a wine reception on the Friday evening with a private viewing of 'The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier'. The RFG AGM will take place on day two before lunch.

11th November - 11th November 2019 RFG 2019 Autumn Meeting: Finds from Roman Colchester

The 2019 RFG Autumn Meeting is based at the Colchester Castle Museum and will be a one-day conference on Monday 11th November. The conference comprises three sessions of papers with eleven talks covering various aspects of Finds from Roman Colchester. It coincides with a major exhibition at the Colchester Castle ‘Adorn’ . There is a guided walk of Roman Colchester with Philip Crummy on Sunday 10th November and over lunchtime on the 11th there will be opportunities to visit the Castle Vaults as well as the Castle Roof (plus, of course, the exhibition).

12th June - 14th June 2019 Hoarding and deposition in Europe from later prehistory to the medieval period - finds in context

The theme of the next Instrumentum Meeting will be hoarding and deposition. Projects on hoards of coins, metalwork and other objects or materials currently being conducted in Britain have looked at both their composition and their locations. Recently excavated hoards also offer the chance to look at little-studied aspects of hoarding as a depositional process, such as the environmental data from pollen and seeds or from materials such as textiles and leather. The conference will also explore other aspects of deposition, including finds in wet contexts and structured deposition, as well as 'stray' or surface finds.

15th October 2018 RFG Autumn Meeting - Finds for the living and finds for the dead in Roman London

The 2018 RFG Autumn Meeting is based at Museum of London Docklands and will be a one-day conference on Monday 15th October. It is being organised jointly with the Museum of London and MOLA. It will take place in the Wilberforce Theatre, Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL.

24th March - 25th March 2018 Roman Finds Group Canterbury Meeting

This coming spring the Roman Finds Group meeting will tie in with a large project on the small finds from the 1920-30s excavations at Richborough. It will be a two day conference from lunchtime on Saturday 24th March until late afternoon on Sunday 25th March and is to be held at Kent University. The meeting is being organised by Philip Smither and the curatorial team from English Heritage, based at Dover Castle.

20th October - 21st October 2017 Roman Finds Group 30th Anniversary Meeting

This year the Roman Finds Group is 30 years old. To celebrate, we’ve organised our 2017 Autumn Meeting in Salisbury, where there will be a special reception. It will be a two-day conference from lunchtime on Friday 20th October until late afternoon on Saturday 21st October and is to be held in the Lecture Theatre, Salisbury Museum (

21st April 2017 Roman Finds Group Spring Meeting 2017 Verulamium and the Romano-British South East Friday 21st April 2017

The 2017 RFG Spring Meeting was based in St Albans on Friday April 21st, kindly hosted by the Verulamium Museum. The RFG would very much like to thank all those involved with arranging this event.

1st January 2017 The Roman Finds Group Spring Conference Verulamium and the Romano-British Southeast Abstracts

Verulamium Revealed: recent geophysical surveys of the Roman town, see more...

9th September - 10th September 2016 Roman Finds Group Autumn Meeting 2016 Town and Country in Southern Britain Friday 9th – Saturday 10th September 2016

The 2016 RFG Autumn Meeting was based in Reading on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. It was hosted by the University of Reading’s Archaeology Department. The RFG would very much like to thank all those involved with arranging this event.

1st May - 2nd May 2016 Roman Finds Group Spring Meeting 2016 Finds from Roman York, Brigantia and Beyond Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April 2016

The 2016 RFG Spring Meeting was based in York on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April and was held in the Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre, Kings Manor, University of York, jointly hosted by RFG, the Department of Archaeology at the University of York and the Yorkshire Museums Trust. RFG are grateful for the support given to arrangements for the meeting by these organisations.

6th November 2015 Roman Finds Group Autumn Meeting 2015 6th November 2015 The British Museum

The British Museum stagied an exhibition on the Celts in autumn 2015. The RFG, in conjunction with the LPFG (Later Prehistoric Finds Group), hosted a 1-day conference in association with the exhibition. It was held in the Stevenson Theatre of the British Museum on Friday November 6th 2015. Speakers included British Museum curators involved in the exhibition and free entry to the exhibition on the day/evening.

16th March - 17th March 2015 Roman Finds Group Spring Meeting 2015 Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies, Newcastle University Finds from the Roman North and Beyond 16th - 17th March 2015

The 2015 RFG Spring Meeting was based in Newcastle on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March and was jointly hosted by RFG and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies of the University (

1st January 2015 Roman Finds Group Meeting at TRAC2015

Following the success of last year’s Roman Finds Group session at TRAC, we were very pleased to sponsor a session on ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Roman Artefacts’.

8th October 2014 Roman Finds Group Autumn Meeting 2014 Finds from Manchester and the North West 8th October 2014, Manchester Museum

Click here to read a review of this meeting, written by Bryan Sitch (Deputy Head of Collections and Curator of Archaeology at Manchester Museum).

27th March - 30th March 2014 Roman Finds Group Meeting at RAC 11/TRAC 24

Roman Finds Group joined the Study Group for Roman Pottery in sponsoring a session at the Roman Archaeology Conference at the University of Reading. Our session was titled Roman Metal Small Finds in Context:

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Roman Finds Group meetings are held twice a year in varying locations, and provide a useful opportunity for presentation and discussion.

Roman Finds Group committee are always in the process of setting an exciting programme of meetings for the next year or two.

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