The British Archaeological Awards are changing – join us on Friday 18 June at 10am as we announce the awards new name, why it has changed and our new award categories.

Join us for a discussion about what’s next for the awards and how we will be using them as an opportunity to celebrate the latest archaeological activity across the UK and Ireland. We will also be discussing the role of archaeology in society and the value it creates and you will have the opportunity to put your questions to the panel on the importance of archaeology.

CBA Executive Director Neil Redfern will be hosting the conversation and joining him will be representatives from across the archaeology and heritage sector including:

Laura Hampden, European Society of Black and Allied Archaeologists

James Kyle, Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland

Paul Belford, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

Keith Lilley, Queens University Belfast

Tim Malim, FAME

The event will be live on Zoom. To join the event and put you questions to the panellists please use the following link:

Passcode: 497008

You can also watch a live stream of the event on the CBA YouTube channel at

Can’t make the live event, a recording will be made available the following week on the CBA YouTube channel