Cambridge, 13–14 November 2021

BAF2021: cambridge
For the first time since the original Bronze Age Forum in 1999, BAF returns to Cambridge. 
The Bronze Age Forum is for everyone with an interest in the Bronze Age—university academics, commercial archaeologists, museum curators, postgraduate students, independent scholars, and the public.
We welcome speakers from Britain, Ireland, and northwest Europe. 
The Forum is chance to showcase new finds and excavations, present survey results, discuss emerging research, try out different interpretations, and to meet others in the field. 
The event will be held in Cambridge over the weekend of 13–14 November 2021. BAF2022 will be held in Leicester. 
The call for papers has now closed. We had a big response, and we would like to thank everyone who sent in a proposal.
The draft conference programme is now available here.  ​
This year's conference will include sessions on burials, gravegoods, objects, settlements, and special landscapes. We are also very excited to announce two focus papers for this year's conference. Mark Knight (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) will speak on post-excavation results from Must Farm, and Tom Booth (Francis Crick Institute) will speak on Ancestry change in southern Britain during the Middle-Late Bronze Age: Results from ancient DNA.
getting to Cambridge
Cambridge is on the M11 from the South and A1 from the North (via the A14). 
By Train
From London, there are trains from Kings Cross and Liverpool Street every half hour. From the Midlands and the North, trains all come via Peterborough on the East Coast line. 
The nearest international airport is Stansted. Trains from the airport to Cambridge depart every hour or more. 
BAF2020 will be held on 13–14 November, at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering on Trumpington Road, Cambridge.
More details of the venue and how to travel to BAF2021 will be released in mid 2021. 
There are many hotels, homestays, and B&Bs in Cambridge. For ideas about where to stay, along with pubs and places to eat, see the Cambridge Tourist Information site
Because of the uncertainty caused by coronavirus and lockdown, we found it was not feasible to hold the Forum in 2020 as planned.We want to mount an event which allows everyone the opportunity to meet, discuss and socialise, as well as to hear about a wide range of Bronze Age research. For this reason, we will be rolling BAF to 2021. The University of Leicester has very kindly agreed to move their event to 2022.  

We are asking everyone who is interested in attending to register their name and contact details at the bottom of the page, so we can update you directly. 
BAF2020 is being organised by Dr Rob Wiseman and Dr Mark Haughton of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, and Prof. Marie-Louise Stig Sørensen of the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. 
To get in touch or join the mailing list, please send an email to