Archaeology Lectures

Join a team of international experts for our brand-new lecture series, featuring gripping new perspectives on the battle, the latest news about our dig discoveries, and the techniques archaeologists use to uncover the secrets of the past.

Archaeology Lectures

An Introduction to Waterloo Uncovered

Archaeologist Sam Wilson gives an introduction to the Waterloo Uncovered project, including a summary of our most exciting archaeological discoveries on the battlefield.

Introduction to Hougoumont

Professor Tony Pollard sets the scene for the bitter and bloody fighting that consumed the Chateau of Hougoumont, one of the Duke of Wellington’s key allied positions.

The Killing Ground of Hougoumont 

Learn why the area just beyond the wall of the formal garden of a Belgian Chateau became known as the 'Killing Ground', with Professor Tony Pollard.

The French Break in at Hougoumont

Our Archaeological Director Professor Tony Pollard explains how the French attempted to break through the North Gate of Hougoumont Farm during the Battle of Waterloo.

Blood in the Orchard

Professor Tony Pollard combines the archaeological evidence and historical accounts to explain the bloody battle that took place in the gardens of Hougoumont

Battle for the North Gate

Phil Harding talks us through the battle within a battle that took place at Waterloo for the North Gate of Hougoumont Farm. 

A Tale of Two Buttons

Find out more about the buttons of Hougoumont, lost during the Battle of Waterloo and rediscovered during our excavation at the famous North Gate.

Virtual Tour of Hougoumont

Dr Stuart Eve takes us on a tour of a virtual Hougoumont farm, courtesy of Pan Immersion.