CSG Events, Conferences & Study Tours


The annual CSG field-based Conference is held in early April, the dates depending on the academic year timetable. Normally the venue is somewhere within the British Isles and the areas are selected between two to three years in advance. Previous conferences are listed here. The duration is usually four days, starting on a Thursday evening, and finishing on Sunday afternoon.


Each day’s itinerary covers 4 - 6 castle sites and there are usually one or two evening lectures during the conference, held after dinner. A site guide is nominated beforehand who will introduce the site and highlight any recent academic research. The Annual General Meeting normally takes place on the Saturday evening. Accommodation is usually in college Halls of Residence or good local hotels.


The next Annual Conference is in April 2018, based in Cork, Ireland.  Details to be advised.


Additionally, during the year, normally in late summer, there is usually a more informal study tour of an area within mainland Europe, arranged by one of our members or by an associate specialising in overseas group tours. This section also includes details of symposia, study days and conferences organised by other societies and heritage bodies that will be of interest to members.

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