CSG Events, Conferences & Study Tours

The annual CSG field-based Conference is held in 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.

The CSG Conference for 2024 will be based in Nottingham. Further details will be posted later in the year, but the dates will be April 18-21.

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 good local hotels. 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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