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Promoting the study of the history and archaeology of
Bristol and Gloucestershire
and encouraging the conservation of the historic environment.



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Next meetings

Gloucester, Wednesday 18 March
Dr Madge Dresser, Bristol Women in the Long Eighteenth Century

See Gloucestershire section lectures.
Note: this is a change to our previously published programme

Bristol, Monday 23 March
Martin Palmer, Walking Our Sacred Landscape

See Bristol section lectures.

Spring meeting, Wednesday 22 April
Visit to Owlpen Manor

For more infomation and a booking form, see excursions.

Cheltenham, Thursday 30th April
Graham Barton, Using the B&GAS Library as a Resource for Historical and Archaeological Research

B&GAS / University of Gloucestershire History Research Group - Joint Seminar
Archive Room - QU024, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire
Admission free to B&GAS members and to University of Gloucestershire staff and students

22 - 26 September 2015
Autumn excursion to Kent

This trip is currently being planned.
For more infomation see excursions.


Library Access

The BGAS Honorary Librarian is currently off work and special arrangements are currently in place to ensure access to the library for members during her absence. If you wish to visit the library, please call 01242 714600 or email libraryfch@glos.ac.uk to book a visit between 10:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday.


New integrated shopping cart

All the books published by the Society that are currently in print are available through the Publications section of this site. Buying your books directly from us ensures that the Society derives the maximum benefit from its publishing activity and helps to finance further publication.

We are trialling a new, integrated shopping cart to replace our existing online bookshop. You can pay for your books online via Paypal or create an order form to send with a cheque.

If you have any problems, please contact Jan Broadway.


The Great Cartulary of Berkeley Castle

Our latest Record Series volume The Great Cartulary of Berkeley Castle (c.1425), ed. Dr Bridget Wells-Furby was launched in the Great Hall of Berkeley Castle on 23 October 2014. Our thanks to Mr Berkeley for hosting this event and for making the original cartulary and other documents available for us to view.


The Lloyd George Survey of Land Values: Gloucestershire

The Society has assumed responsibility for the online database created by the Lloyd George Survey of Land Values project to ensure its long-term availability and maintenance. Our congratulations to all the volunteers for all their hard work to bring the project to this point and especially to Dr Anthea Jones, who has overseen the whole thing.


Our latest Research Grant awards are supporting further work at Bagendon as well as a project at Chipping Campden.

The Society also supports the VCH in Gloucestershire.