About the BAA

Bringing together architecture, art and archaeology since 1843.

The British Archaeological Association was founded to promote the study of archaeology, art and architecture and the preservation of our national antiquities. It encourages original research and publishes new work on the history of architecture, art and antiquities of Roman to post-medieval date. Learn more

John Jenkins’ reconstruction of the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral, published in The Journal of the British Archaeological Association.

In celebration of the feast of Thomas Becket and the 800th anniversary of the creation of his shrine, the 2020 edition of The Journal of the British Archaeological Association is a special issue focused on Becket. On 7 July 2020, John Jenkins’ article with a proposed reconstruction of the shrine (shown above) has been published in advance of the full issue. Members may wish to discuss the article and reconstruction on our forums.

The Times, ‘Thomas Becket’s casket is digitally reconstructed’

Kent Online‘Shrine of Saint Thomas Becket digitally reconstructed 800 years after his body moved to Canterbury Cathedral’

The next lecture on 4 November will be given online. Please register here. We very much regret that the lecture cannot take place as a physical event, but are reviewing the situation month-by-month and hope to return to lectures at the Society of Antiquaries as soon as circumstances allow.

Upcoming events

Next Lecture 4 Nov 2020 The medieval stained glass at Holy Trinity, Long Melford
Next Conference 19 Nov 2020 2020 Postgraduate Conference

New & updated publications