The Society's seal and three photographs

About us

 How SANT is governed

We are formally constituted under a set of Statutes, last revised in January 2005, and are a charity, registration number 230888. We produce an Annual Report and Accounts, and submit yearly returns to the Charity Commissioners.

We are governed by a council consisting of the President (elected at three-yearly intervals), the Past-Presidents, the elected officers (five Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer, the Secretaries, the Librarian, and the Editor, plus the Keeper of Collections, and up to 14 ordinary members of the Society. Follow this link for a list of members of the various sub-committees of the Antiquaries' Council, and the representatives on outside bodies, as at February 2020.

All ordinary members of the Society are welcome to stand for election to office or the Council; nominations signed by the nominator and a seconder, and accompanied by the written consent of the nominee, should arrive in the hands of the Secretary by the last Wednesday in the November of any given year. Follow this link for the Nomination Form. This must be signed by the nominator and a supporter (who have to be members) and accompanied by a signed statement from the nominee (who also has to be a member), that they are wiling to be nominated. It is also permissible to do this by e-mail, without  literal signatures. People can simply declare in an e-mail message they want to stand, and have e-mails from their proposer and supporter.

All members of Council are expected to declare their interests each year. Follow this link for the policy paper and declaration form.

Follow these links for the Statutes of the Society, and the Standing Orders of its Council and committees.

We are represented on the University Museum and Gallery Board, which oversees the running of the Great North Museum: Hancock, the Hatton Art Gallery and the Resource Centre and Store at Discovery Museum. A copy of the Board's terms of reference is available from our Secretary on request.

Follow thhis link for our Health and Safety policy.

Privacy and Data Protection

We take your privacy very seriously, and:

Follow this link for our Data Protection Policy. This is reviewed at each May Council Meeting. Our registration number with the Information Commissioner's Office is A8266316.


The individuals running the Society

Holding Trustees

Officers and Council

President: N. Hodgson, MA, PhD, FSA

Vice-Presidents: Ms S. Ward, BA; Ms R.B. Serdiville, BA; W.B. Griffiths, BA, FSA

Secretary: G.C. Stobbs BA, MLitt, ACIfA Treasurer: Professor S. Pallett, MA, ACA

Editor: D.P. O’Meara, MA Librarian: D. Peel, BSc

Keeper of Archaeological Collections: Miss L. Allason-Jones, OBE, BA, MLitt, FSA, FMA, FRSA

Council: Ms M. Alberti, MA, Mrs. K.M. Bibby-Wilson, BA, H.N. Cleeve, BSc, MEd, R. Collins, BA, PhD, FSA, R.W. Fern, BA, J.F. Griffiths, MA, D.H. Heslop, BA, FSA, Miss F.C. McIntosh, BA, MLitt, His Honour Christopher Walton, MA (Cantab), G.N. Woodward, MA MA

The following Past Presidents are also members of Council: Professor N. McCord, BA, PhD, DUniv, FRHistS; Professor R.N. Bailey, OBE, MA, PhD, FSA; Mrs. D.B. Charlton, BA, FSA; Mrs. G. McCombie, BA, FSA; Professor D.J. Breeze, OBE, BA, PhD, DLitt, FRSE, FSA, Hon FSA Scot, Hon MCIfA; Miss L. Allason-Jones, OBE, BA, MLitt, FSA, FMA, FRSA; D.Cutts, BA; R. Pears, BA, DMS, DipLM, MCLIP, FSA

A full list of all officers and Council for past years is included in the Society's Annual Report for each year.

You can reach any of the officers or committees of the Society by contacting the Hon. Secretary, Graeme Stobbs, by e-mail, or by writing to him at the Society's Office

Members of the Society's Council (only) can see copies of Council meeting papers by clicking here

In the future, don’t forget your past