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Society of Antiquaries of London Memorial Event

Posted on 9 September 2012

Friday 14 Sept memorial in honour of the late prehistorian John D Evans

9-09-2012 JDE

On behalf of the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Department's Sara Perry has organised a special afternoon memorial event on Friday, 14 September 2012 in memory of the prehistorian John D Evans FSA (1925-2011). One of the great archaeologists of the late 20th century, John Evans served as the Society’s president from 1984-87, leaving a significant legacy behind him.

Addresses by Judith Conway, David Harris (FSA), Martin Millett (FSA), Pamela Jane Smith (FSA), David Trump (FSA), Ken Wardle (FSA) and John Wilkes (FSA) will consider the many facets of John Evans’ personal history, including his work in Greece and Malta, his role as a teacher and mentor, his family life, and his leadership roles at the Institute of Archaeology in London and the Society of Antiquaries itself. The event will be accompanied by a display of material from Evans’ unpublished archive, as well as provide an opportunity for attendees to reflect on their own memories of Evans.

Friday, 14 September 2012, 14.30-17.30, Programme

14.30-15.00: Tea & biscuits

15.00-15.10: Welcome (Sara Perry)

15.10-15.20: Evans' family life (Judith Conway)

15.20-15.30: Research in the Mediterranean – Malta (David Trump FSA)

15.30-15.40: Research in the Mediterranean continued (Ken Wardle FSA)

15.40-16.00: Short break

16.00-16.10: Evans at the Institute of Archaeology (David Harris FSA)

16.10-16.20: From researcher to administrator (John Wilkes FSA)

16.20-16.30: Evans at the Society of Antiquaries, Evans as teacher (Martin Millett FSA)

16.30-16.40: Documenting Evans' personal history (Pamela Jane Smith FSA)

16.40-17.00: Closing remarks (John Lewis FSA) and reflections from the audience

17.00-17.30: Aperitifs

There is no admission fee and the event is open to all Fellows and interested members of the public. The latter should contact Dr Sara Perry ( to reserve a seat.