The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

2015 Geoff Egan Memorial Lecture

14 December 2015

The 2015 Geoff Egan Memorial Lecture will take place at the Society of Antiquaries of London on Monday 14 December. Reserve your ticket here

"Down at the old Ship and Ball – taverns, trade and daily life in the London Borough of Southwark"

Jacqui Pearce (Senior Finds Specialist, Museum of London Archaeology)

Archaeological excavations in Southwark over the past 50 years have proved to be a very prolific source of evidence for the material culture of people living in this part of London from the sixteenth century onwards. This lecture, the fifth held by SPMA in honour of the late Geoff Egan, focuses on a remarkably rich and varied assemblage of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century artefacts excavated on a site in Tanner Street in 2012. Covering a wide spectrum of activities, occupations and levels of society, these include ceramics, glass, clay tobacco pipes, pewter, copper-alloy, wood, leather, bone and ivory, with objects as diverse as cloth seals, spoons, book mounts, wine bottles and glasses, bird feeders and a croquet mallet, and sources ranging from the English Midlands to the Far East. 

Jacqui Pearce is an internationally renowned expert in medieval and later ceramics, glass and clay tobacco pipes. Jacqui is the author of numerous major papers and books, and was Joint Editor of our journal Post-Medieval Archaeology from 2009 - 2014. Jacqui is also a committee member of the English Ceramic Circle, Trustee of the National Clay Tobacco Pipe Archive, and is a frequent public speaker, leading workshops, and teaching evening classes in archaeological finds work and publication. In 2011 Jacqui was awarded the Ralph Merrifield Prize for Services to London Archaeology.

The lecture will be held in conjunction with our AGM; the AGM will begin at 5.30pm followed by a wine reception at 6pm, and the lecture will commence at 7pm. Tickets are FREE but limited in number and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your ticket online here.

We are pleased to acknowledge the support of Museum of London Archaeology in sponsoring the wine reception.