Lockdown 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.


Catherine Exley

Following the Drum

Dive into the untold stories of the women of the Peninsular War with historical novelist Katy Moran, featuring art by Juan Hiriart ...
Phil Harding

Waterloo Uncovered Needs You!

Phil Harding, known for his work on Channel 4's Time Team and one of Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Supervisors, recaps the highlights from our Lockdown Lecture ...
Phil Harding and Hopton Castle

The Siege of Hopton Castle

In our final Lockdown Lecture of the summer, Time Team's Phil Harding describes one of his favourite excavations from his Time Team days: the site ...
An Introduction to Waterloo Uncovered

An Introduction to Waterloo Uncovered

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, archaeologist Sam Wilson gives an introduction to the Waterloo Uncovered project, including a summary of our most exciting archaeological discoveries ...
Virtual Tour of Hougoumont

Virtual Tour of Hougoumont

In a very special Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve takes us on a tour of a virtual Hougoumont farm, courtesy of Pan Immersion ...
Blood in the Orchard

Blood in the Orchard

Professor Tony Pollard's investigation of Hougoumont continues in another Lockdown Lecture. In this episode, Tony combines the archaeological evidence and historical accounts to explain the ...
Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo

Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Time Team's Phil Harding (an expert flint knapper) describes the evidence of flint knapping found at the Upper Palaeolithic site ...
A Dutch Perspective on Waterloo

A Dutch Perspective on Waterloo

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Ben Schoenmaker, the director of the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) in The Hague, gives the Dutch Perspective of ...
Archaeological Databases and Records

Archaeological Databases and Records

In this Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve explores how we keep track and make sense of the archaeological discoveries we make while excavating, and explains ...
The French Break In at Hougoumont

The French Break In at Hougoumont

In this Lockdown Lecture, Professor Tony Pollard explains how the French attempted to break through the North Gate of Hougoumont Farm, one of the Allies' ...
Monuments to the Dead

Monuments to the Dead

Phil Harding recounts the different eras uncovered during excavation of Bulford Camp, Wiltshire, from early burials, to ring ditches, to pits with sophisticated grave goods ...
Metal Detecting and Archaeology

Metal Detecting and Archaeology

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve presents a guide to metal detecting in archaeological settings; including how we utilise a team of metal ...
A Guide to Commercial Archaeology

A Guide to Commercial Archaeology

Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Director Dr Stuart Eve, who is a founding partner of leading UK archaeological practice L-P Archaeology, gives a beginners guide to how ...
A Tale of Two Buttons

A Tale of Two Buttons

In the second of Phil Harding's Lockdown Lectures for Waterloo Uncovered, Phil explains how archaeology can connect us to the people of the past, and ...
Remote Sensing and GIS

Remote Sensing and GIS

Wondering about the cutting edge archaeological technology we use to survey the battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium? Learn more about remote sensing, GIS and LIDAR ...
Battle for the North Gate

Battle for the North Gate

In a special Lockdown Lecture for #WaterlooWeek, Time Team's Phil Harding talks us through the battle within a battle that took place at Waterloo, and, ...
The Killing Ground of Hougoumont

The Killing Ground of Hougoumont

Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Director Tony Pollard explains how the area just beyond the wall of the formal garden of a Belgian Chateau became known as ...
Archaeological Techniques in Action

Archaeological Techniques in Action

In the second lecture of our Lockdown Lectures series, WU Archaeological Director Dr Stuart Eve gives an introduction to the archaeological techniques we use at ...
Introduction to Hougoumont

Introduction to Hougoumont

In this lecture, the first in a new series of Lockdown Lectures, Tony sets the scene for the bitter and bloody fighting that consumed the ...

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Lockdown 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.


Following the Drum

Catherine Exley
Dive into the untold stories of the women of the Peninsular War with historical novelist Katy Moran, featuring art by Juan Hiriart ...

Waterloo Uncovered Needs You!

Phil Harding
Phil Harding, known for his work on Channel 4's Time Team and one of Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Supervisors, recaps the highlights from our Lockdown Lecture series and has a special ...

The Siege of Hopton Castle

Phil Harding and Hopton Castle
In our final Lockdown Lecture of the summer, Time Team's Phil Harding describes one of his favourite excavations from his Time Team days: the site of Hopton Castle in Shropshire, ...

An Introduction to Waterloo Uncovered

An Introduction to Waterloo Uncovered
In our latest Lockdown Lecture, archaeologist Sam Wilson gives an introduction to the Waterloo Uncovered project, including a summary of our most exciting archaeological discoveries on the battlefield, and how ...

Virtual Tour of Hougoumont

Virtual Tour of Hougoumont
In a very special Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve takes us on a tour of a virtual Hougoumont farm, courtesy of Pan Immersion ...

Blood in the Orchard

Blood in the Orchard
Professor Tony Pollard's investigation of Hougoumont continues in another Lockdown Lecture. In this episode, Tony combines the archaeological evidence and historical accounts to explain the bloody battle that took place ...

Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo

Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo
In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Time Team's Phil Harding (an expert flint knapper) describes the evidence of flint knapping found at the Upper Palaeolithic site of Farndon Fields in Nottinghamshire, ...

A Dutch Perspective on Waterloo

A Dutch Perspective on Waterloo
In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Ben Schoenmaker, the director of the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) in The Hague, gives the Dutch Perspective of the Battle of Waterloo ...

Archaeological Databases and Records

Archaeological Databases and Records
In this Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve explores how we keep track and make sense of the archaeological discoveries we make while excavating, and explains the importance of recording to ...

The French Break In at Hougoumont

The French Break In at Hougoumont
In this Lockdown Lecture, Professor Tony Pollard explains how the French attempted to break through the North Gate of Hougoumont Farm, one of the Allies' major defensive positions during the ...

Monuments to the Dead

Monuments to the Dead
Phil Harding recounts the different eras uncovered during excavation of Bulford Camp, Wiltshire, from early burials, to ring ditches, to pits with sophisticated grave goods. From there, he traces a ...

Metal Detecting and Archaeology

Metal Detecting and Archaeology
In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve presents a guide to metal detecting in archaeological settings; including how we utilise a team of metal detectorists on the battlefield of ...

A Guide to Commercial Archaeology

A Guide to Commercial Archaeology
Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Director Dr Stuart Eve, who is a founding partner of leading UK archaeological practice L-P Archaeology, gives a beginners guide to how the commercial archaeology sector works, ...

A Tale of Two Buttons

A Tale of Two Buttons
In the second of Phil Harding's Lockdown Lectures for Waterloo Uncovered, Phil explains how archaeology can connect us to the people of the past, and how even the smallest items ...

Remote Sensing and GIS

Remote Sensing and GIS
Wondering about the cutting edge archaeological technology we use to survey the battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium? Learn more about remote sensing, GIS and LIDAR with our Archaeological Director Dr ...

Battle for the North Gate

Battle for the North Gate
In a special Lockdown Lecture for #WaterlooWeek, Time Team's Phil Harding talks us through the battle within a battle that took place at Waterloo, and, according to the Duke of ...

The Killing Ground of Hougoumont

The Killing Ground of Hougoumont
Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Director Tony Pollard explains how the area just beyond the wall of the formal garden of a Belgian Chateau became known as the 'Killing Ground', the scene ...

Archaeological Techniques in Action

Archaeological Techniques in Action
In the second lecture of our Lockdown Lectures series, WU Archaeological Director Dr Stuart Eve gives an introduction to the archaeological techniques we use at Waterloo, including why we dig ...

Introduction to Hougoumont

Introduction to Hougoumont
In this lecture, the first in a new series of Lockdown Lectures, Tony sets the scene for the bitter and bloody fighting that consumed the Chateau of Hougoumont, one of ...


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