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O G S Crawford Lecture

To commemorate the contribution to the Hampshire Field Club of O G S Crawford, an annual lecture on an aspect of archaeology, has been organised for many years.

The 2020 Lecture will be held in the Cinema, Hampshire Record Office, Winchester at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 23rd April.

Archaeology on the maps of Ordnance Survey

As it is 100 years since OGS Crawford started working for the Ordnance Survey in Southampton as its first Archaeological Officer, we are particularly delighted that Professor Roger Leech has accepted our invitation to give this year’s OGS Crawford Lecture. Professor Leech was Head of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments for England (RCHME) office at the Ordnance Survey and is now Visiting Professor in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Professor Roger Leech

The talk will begin with the long history of the depiction of antiquities on the maps of Great Britain up to the early 20th century.  It will then look at the contributions made by OGS Crawford and CW Phillips, in the depiction of antiquities on small and large scale maps, in the production of period or thematic maps, and in the creation of a national non-intensive record in the form of a card index of all archaeological sites in Great Britain. 

Professor Leech will then turn to the changes made by the Royal Commissions for England, Scotland and Wales, and his own involvement in the computerisation of the card index, now available online for England as Pastscape, which you are invited to sample in advance of the talk.  He will conclude by looking at the legacy of these long-lasting archaeological efforts.

Free parking is available, after 6.00 pm, in the multi-storey car park in Sussex Street. To attend this free lecture, please email to book your place(s).

OGS Crawford


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