There are archaeological investigations going on in the Greater London area all the time. To find out more information on archaeology in general, short courses and evening classes, please navigate the links to universities, lifelong learning programmes and local history and archaeology societies below:


City University

A number of introductory archaeology courses are available in the Education and Lifelong Learning Department:
The Thames: An archaeological Survey

The Archaeology of the Church in London

The Archaeology of London

A number of Egyptology are also available.

Birkbeck College, University of London

Holds day, short and non-examined courses in archaeology, Egyptology and medieval studies, as well as certificate and diploma courses in Archaeology, up to Masters level.

Institute of Archaeology, University College London

A wide variety of affiliate and short courses available to the general public from undergraduate to Masters level.

A level Archaeology


Provides distance learning courses in AS Level Archaeology, History and Classical Civilization.

Distance Learning Partnership

The Distance Learning Partnership is an alliance of course providers who have combined to provide AS and A Level Archaeology, History and Classical Civilization.

Lifelong Learning Opportunities


Searchable database of a wide range of lifelong learning classes around London.

Museum of London Centre for Bioarchaeology

Ten week courses on bioarchaeology for adult beginners in conjunction with Birkbeck College.

Workers Educational Association

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is the UK’s largest voluntary provider of adult education. Ever since it was founded in 1903, in order to support the educational needs of working men and women, the WEA has maintained its commitment to provide access to education and learning for adults from all backgrounds, and in particular those who have previously missed out on education.

University of the Third Age

U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

Local History & Archaeology Societies

There are a number of local history and archaeology societies that meet all over the UK, promoting amateur involvement in local history and archaeology. These societies usually meet once a month with guest speakers, and many run their own fieldwork projects.

Archaeology societies within the London area:

Bexley Archaeology Group

City of London Archaeology Society

Kingston-upon-Thames Archaeology Society

London & Middlesex Archaeology Society

Hendon and District Archaeology Group

Orpington Archaeological Group

Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Society

For a comprehensive list of societies across the UK, Current Archaeology has a guide.