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Making the Most of Community Archaeology

October 30, 2008

Options and Case-studies for the Professional

Organised by University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education and sponsored by English Heritage. Professional Training in the Historic Environment

Monday 17 November 2008: To be held at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford.

Community Archaeology is not a new concept, but it is seeing a resurgence at present as public interest grows and developers and planners recognise the benefits that flow from community interest in archaeological projects.

This course will assist professional archaeologists to identify opportunities for community involvement. It will also help them in maximising the benefits of these interactions with communities, which include facilitating public access to common heritage, promoting independent research, extending outreach to people with particular needs, and simple good public relations.

There are many contexts in which the professional archaeologist may expect to become involved with Community Archaeology; this course brings together experienced archaeologists who have worked with communities in a variety of ways. This is an opportunity for archaeologists interested in planning and delivering Community Archaeology to find guidance in this important aspect of the profession.

Cost £125 plus £10 lunch. For further information and booking, contact Short Courses Administrator, OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, tel 01865 270380 or email, web\X7253. Cheques payable to ‘OUDCE’. Course code: O08P253AHJ [X7253]

In association with the Archaeology Training Forum (ATF This course can count towards the CPD requirements of the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA – formerly the Institute of Field Archaeologists, IFA) and Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC See details of their schemes for further information.


Accommodation is often available in Rewley House for those who wish to stay on the night before a course. Rooms are modern and comfortably furnished with tea / coffee making facilities, TV, telephone and private bath or shower rooms. Please telephone 01865 270380 for details.
Course Director

* Dr Richard Hall: Director of Archaeology, York Archaeological Trust


* Peter Connelly – Project Director, Hungate Excavations, York Archaeological Trust
* Dr Jon Kenny – Community Archaeologist, York Archaeological Trust
* Peter Noble – Project Officer, Mellor Archaeological Trust
* Stephen Young – Archaeological Director, CLASP (Community Landscape & Archaeology Survey Project)
* Marie Widger – Education Officer, Mellor Archaeological Trust

Director of Studies

* Professor Gary Lock – Director of Studies, Archaeology, OUDCE

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