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CovED Talks: NAS Weekly Webcast

To make the best out of the current challenging times, the Nautical Archaeology Society is starting a series of free online lunchtime talks – and we want you to be part of it.  Inspired by the popular TEDtalks, our #CovEDtalks are designed to promote #SelfEducation during #SelfIsolation and will be stand-alone half-hour talks on Tuesdays at 12:30-13:00 (London).

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Events

  • UK: Holland No.5 and Normans' Bay Protected Wrecks Day

    A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. A morning dive on the Holland 5 submarine (32m) followed by the wreck trail around the cannon on the 17th century Normans' Bay site (12m). Read more

  • UK: A1 Submarine and Invincible Wreck Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT! A chance to dive with the NAS Diving Club (NASAC) on two of England's protected wrecks in one day. We visit the Invincible shipwreck (launched 1744, sank 1758) and the A1 submarine (launched 1902, sank 1914), both of which lie at a maximum depth of c.14m. Read more

  • UK: Holland No.5 and Normans' Bay Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT ! - A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. A morning dive on the Holland 5 submarine (32m) followed by the wreck trail around the cannon on the 17th century Normans' Bay site (12m). Read more

  • UK: A1 Submarine and Invincible Wreck Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT! A chance to dive with the NAS Diving Club (NASAC) on two of England's protected wrecks in one day. We visit the Invincible shipwreck (launched 1744, sank 1758) and the A1 submarine (launched 1902, sank 1914), both of which lie at a maximum depth of c.14m. Read more

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  • The Fate of the ISCA Collection: The World’s Largest Collection of Traditional and Vernacular Boats

    Founding member of NAS and regular saviour of maritime heritage Valerie Fenwick and NAS member, Southampton University PhD candidate and historic boat enthusiast Jack Pink recall a remarkable collection of international boats that were once part of our UK cultural heritage but have now been dispersed overseas. Read more

  • Bigger and Bolder in Boston

    Our Education Officer, Peta Knott, started off the year with a trip to Boston – the Boston where it’s best to not mention tea! Here, she shares her experience of a conference where everything is bigger! Read more

  • Wrecked by Fish Traps, by Dan Simmons

    New NAS member Dan joined us for a week of early morning starts and fieldwork on the beautiful Sandwich Flats surrounded by shipwrecks and fish traps. Find out what he discovered here... Read more

  • CovED Talks: NAS Weekly Webcast

    To make the best out of the current challenging times, the Nautical Archaeology Society is starting a series of free online lunchtime talks – and we want you to be part of it.  Inspired by the popular TEDtalks, our #CovEDtalks are designed to promote #SelfEducation during #SelfIsolation and will be stand-alone half-hour talks on Tuesdays at 12:30-13:00 (London). Read more