Each year the society offers bursaries for Museum placements. These are month long placements for which all undergraduate or postgraduate students at UK/EU universities are eligible to apply. A bursary of £750 is offered as a contribution towards travel or living expenses for the two successful applicants. Additional funds can be made available if this is not sufficient for the successful applicants to undertake the placement.
Two bursaries for summer 2019 were offered to current students to work on numismatic collections at the Roman Baths, Bath and Norwich Castle Museum. Bursaries for 2020 will be advertised in the spring.
The 2019 Summer meeting was held at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, on Friday 28 June. This all day Symposium considered the academic legacy of Lord Stewartby (1935-2018), a distinguished member of the Society.
This Symposium, sponsored by the British and Royal Numismatic Societies and the British Academy’s Sylloge of Coinage of the British Isles committee, comprised a series of papers by leading figures who place the use of numismatic evidence at the forefront of historical and archaeological interpretation. Structured around topics with which Lord Stewartby was deeply engaged it explored recent work which builds on his contributions to Numismatic scholarship.
Details of the meeting, together with photographs, can be seen here.
Established earlier this year, the John Casey Fund provides grants for research by individuals into coins, medals, tokens, jetons and paper money of the British Isles, the British Commonwealth and the territories that have been subject to British rule.
Financed from a generous bequest to the Society by the late John Casey (†2016), it is envisaged that two or three awards will be made annually. The first such award has now been granted to Richard Brickstock, for the analysis and publication of the Roman coin moulds from Fulford, York.
Applications are particularly welcomed from younger scholars enrolled with higher-education institutions, although applications from independent scholars and from other researchers will also be considered favourably.