AGM notice and postal ballot

On 6 September all members were issued with the AGM notice and notification of the election of Corporate members to the Council, Executive Committee and Membership Appeals Committee of the Institute.

The AGM will be held at 5pm on 7 October at the Society of Antiquaries, London. Members will be asked to vote on the introduction of a new clause to the Code of conduct, the adoption in full of the Standard and guidance for archaeological advice by historic environment services, and the interim adoption of the new Standard and guidance for commissioning work on, or providing consultancy advice on, archaeology and the historic environment. Members will also be asked to vote to instruct to Council to submit a formal petition to the Privy Council to be awarded a Royal Charter.

In advance of the AGM members will also be asked to vote for candidates to be elected to Council. This year there will be three vacancies on Council, and five candidates have stood for election. Members have been sent a ballot paper to vote for their preferred candidates. The closing date for the ballot is Friday 27 September.

Further information about the AGM can be found of the AGM page in the members section of the website.

If you are a member of the Institute and have not received your AGM notice via email or post please contact alex.llewellyn [at]

AGM event: Political policies and archaeology

An Event by The Archaeology Forum Monday, 7 October 2013, 2.15-5.00pm

The event is intended to inform delegates of the policies of the principal political parties contesting the next Westminster election on archaeology and other aspects of heritage. The event will take place prior to the IfA AGM - if you are interested in attending please get in touch with the organisers. Contact details and programme are available at