New members are very welcome and experience is not necessary. There is no requirement to become actively involved and many of our members focus on the talks and study days. If you are interested then come along to one of our talks for a fee of £5 (refundable if you decide to join) where you can meet the committee and other members.

The annual membership fee (from 1st April to the end of March) is £20 per person (reduced to £10 if paid between January and March, expires March 31st), full time students under the age of 25 pay £5. For this the society offers:

Only members can take part in fieldwork activities. Non-members can attend lectures, study days and take part in trips when spaces are available, this is at an additional charge of £5 over and above the members rate.

There are three ways of renewing your membership or joining from scratch:

  1. Internet Banking (preferred) – If you are a new member please send a completed membership form by email or post to the Membership Secretary. Make payment to Chichester & District Archaeology Society, or CDAS for short.
    Sort Code 40-17-16
    Account 31438158
    Reference (where applicable) ‘your name - subs'.
  2. By Standing Order (preferred) – If you are a new member please send a completed membership form by post or email to the Membership Secretary, then contact your bank to set up the Standing Order (see form below for details). If you are an existing member then please check that the existing Standing Order is for the correct amount.
  3. Cash/cheque - If you are a new member send a completed membership form along with a cheque made payable to CDAS to the Membership Secretary, contact details are given below. If paying in person then cash is fine but it is not recommended that you send it by post.

If you would like to become involved in the fieldwork activities then you should contact Peter Murphy (Coastal Monitoring) via , and/or Trevor Davies (surveying and excavation) via . They will add you to their list of volunteers and get in contact as opportunities arise.

Membership Secretary: Brian Tomkinson, 4 The Peak, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6AH or email -


CDAS Application Form (not needed for membership renewals but please ensure you keep the society informed of relevant changes, e.g. address).

Standing Order Form

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