Society of Ancients Conference

When: 24-25 November 2018

Where: Chesford Grange Hotel Kenilworth

Cost: £189 for two days, including Saturday night accommodation and dinner

The Society of Ancients Conference 2018 will take place over the weekend 24th and 25th November, at the same venue as the 2016 and 2017 Conferences, the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

The cost for the weekend is £189, which includes the two full days at the Conference, buffet lunch both days, the Conference Dinner on the Saturday evening, bed and breakfast Saturday night, and teas and coffees, fresh fruit, biscuits and cakes etc throughout the days.

Day only attendance, including the buffet lunch, is available both days and remains as last year at £45 per day.

For those arriving on the Friday evening we have negotiated a Conference bed and breakfast rate of £105, which should also be booked in advance though us.

Because the Society is required to pay the venue in advance for the Conference we will require full payment four weeks before the Conference. However, in order to reserve your place we will initially be taking £45 deposits, either by the Society website PayPal route or by cheques made out to the Society of Ancients and sent to the Treasurer. These deposits are non-returnable unless we are able to find someone else to attend in your place.

Balances may be paid to the Society either electronically by using the add to cart buttons at the bottom of this page or by writing to the Society Treasurer at


Blackheath Lane



GU5 0PN 

and enclosing a cheque payable to The Society of Ancients.

The programme

The aim is to get together as a Society and to exchange ideas on wargaming in the ancients and medieval periods. And to enjoy playing some good and varied wargames!

The weekend will contain a mixture of presentations and wargaming sessions in small and larger groups. Already confirmed as a speaker for 2018 is Duncan Head, author of the legendary Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars and many other books.

There will be options to join the various activities, some of which will run more than once, so that you can choose what you like the look of, and what you don’t!

It’s an opportunity to try new things, be they new rule sets that are under development, multi-player games with political elements, or more traditional games – all will be well-represented.

Those who attended in either of the last two years will know that we like everyone to get involved! We also need volunteers to run a session. Sessions can either be a presentation to the Conference on a subject, which with a subsequent discussion will last around an hour, or else can be running games, rules workshops, or anything else you may choose to come up with! Please send your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Help make the Society a Society and come along to the Conference!


Deposit (£45) - this is also the cost of a single day so if that is all you are booking for then please indicate if this is Saturday or Sunday by adding one of the two options below as well

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Note that the full weekend balance payment amount already assumes that you have paid the deposit.  If you have not yet paid the deposit but want to pay for the whole thing in one go, that's not a problem - just add the deposit above to your basket first and check out, then come straight back and add the full conference to your basket and check out again.  


Full weekend balance payment - Accommodation Saturday night, conference Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday night (£144)


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Friday night bed & breakfast - Accommodation Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning (£105)


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Saturday day attendance (£0)


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Sunday day attendance (£0)


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Sunday day attendance (£45) - only if you are attending Saturday and Sunday, but not staying overnight or for the Conference dinner (and how likely is that?)


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