NSGG Meeting on Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics
6th December 2016, The Geological Society, Burlington House, London.

The Near Surface Geophysics Group of the Geological Society of London (NSGG) is pleased to announce the twelfth in a succession of biennial day meetings devoted to archaeological geophysics. Near surface geophysical techniques have become firmly established in archaeological research and evaluation and are now routinely applied in archaeological investigations. This meeting offers a forum where contributors from the UK and further afield can present and debate the results of recent research and case studies. Suppliers of equipment and software also attend and the meeting represents an invaluable opportunity for both archaeological and geophysical practitioners to exchange information about recent developments.

Programme and Information

A PDF of the programme and abstracts is available for download.

Presenters please read the notes for presenters.


The registration fees are:

 In AdvanceOn the Day
Fellows and concessions£25£30
Standard Rate£30£40

Advance registration is no longer available, but you can register and pay on the day.

Convenor: Paul Linford, Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK; Tel.: +44 (0)23 9285 6749 email:


London transport services affected by strike action on the 6th and 7th December

Unfortunately some London transport options on the 6th and 7th December will be affected by strike action  (BBC, Evening Standard). The affected services are Southern Rail (from 00:01 on 6th to 23:59 on 7th) which operates train services from the south and southeast of London and two London Underground lines (24 hours from 21:30 on 6th): The Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City lines. There is already severe disruption on the Piccadilly line due to maintenance issues.

The underground stoppages won’t happen until the evening of Tuesday the 6th and if you are arriving the day before there are no reports as yet of any cancellations on Monday the 5th. If you are travelling on Tuesday the 6th, here are some suggestions for the routes most likely to be affected:   

Southern Rail: Services will be disrupted all day but you can find details of what’s affected and what trains will still be running on the Southern Rail website.

Gatwick Airport: It looks as if the Gatwick Express will still be running as normal to London Victoria rail station from where it is one stop on the Victoria line to Green Park. Other local rail services to Gatwick are operated by Southern Rail – see above for what will still be running.

London rail stations: If you are heading back to a rail station after 21:00 on the 6th you may be affected by the underground strikes but you can probably use one or more of the other London Underground lines (map): the Bakerloo line goes through Piccadilly Circus and the Victoria and Jubilee lines run through Green Park. Do allow extra time as services may be more crowded than usual.

Heathrow Airport: Again this is only likely to be a problem if you are heading to the airport in the evening after the meeting. Irksomely the Piccadilly line usually is the most cost effective option but you can get the Bakerloo line from Piccadilly Circus to Paddington station from where the Heathrow Express runs to Heathrow Airport (and there may be other local train services as well).

For updates see the Transport For London status page and this Southern Rail page.