Since its establishment, the Archaeological Society has been holding open meetings for the public, in which the main topics on archaeological matters are discussed  —  the first meetings took place inside the Parthenon!  Later, these reunions took on a more regular character.  The Archaeological Association was founded in 1848 and the Archaeological School in 1894, both hosting presentations and discussions on archaeological matters. Since 1959 the School of the History of Art and Archaeology has attracted a large public audience. Eminent scholars, both from Greece and from other parts of the world, teach  Greek and Roman archaeology in thematic series, a different subject each year. A parallel activity includes many pubic lectures aiming at informing the public about recent excavations, discoveries, and advances in archaeological and historical research.